Growing up in Chilton, Wisconsin Coach Miller served with the 98th infantry division in World War II and later obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Norbert College in 1949 and his first of two masters degree from UW Madison in 1954.
In 1954, he joined the staff at West High School. He was appointed as the head football coach at West in 1971 and served in that role until 1986. As head coach, he achieved four consecutive Fox River Valley Conference championships with two consecutive undefeated seasons. His teams participated in the W.I.A.A. football playoffs in 1981, ’82 and ’83 and almost went to the state championship in 1983.He was named Fox River Valley Conference coach of the year three times and was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1992.
Off the football field, folks throughout Coach Miller’s life have actively sought his leadership skills. He served for years as a local alderman on the Green Bay City Council. He also was very active at his local church, Annunciation, near West High School. In each setting, he was an excellent role model for others by displaying compassion, honesty and a desire to do the very best in everything that he did.
Applicant must be a graduating senior of Green Bay West High School, a participant on the varsity football team or have satisfactorily completed a social studies course. Scholarship recipient must attend a four-year fully accredited college or university.
Students will be selected based on academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities, and evaluation of essay. This essay includes how the applicant exemplifies Coach Miller’s interests, values and leadership skills that he displayed in all aspects of life.
It is Community Foundation policy that all portions of the scholarship process be completed by the student applicant. If we learn that any part of the process is not completed by or the work of the student, the application may be removed from consideration or an awarded scholarship revoked.