William Hnilicka Memorial Scholarship


Bill Hnilicka was the Brown County Zoning Administrator from 1970-1996. He served as the WCCA President in 1980 and was very active in the organization. He served on the DILHR 83 Committee that worked on revising the plumbing code standards in the 90's. Bill passed away from complications of Lou Gehrig's Disease in 1997.

Thank You to WCCA Membership,


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the WCCA membership for selecting me as a recipient of the William Hnilicka Memorial Scholarship.  At the May 31, 2015 Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy Graduation Ceremony in Marinette I was presented the William Hnilicka Scholarship.  It was nice to be recognized in front of my peers and all those in attendance.  It was also great to have the school recognize Mr. William Hnilicka and the WCCA for supporting high school graduates seeking higher education in the field of Natural Resources.  In the late 1980’s my father attended a soils class at NWTC in Green Bay in preparation for his soils tester exam and Mr. Hnilicka was the instructor.  Mr. Hnilicka taught my father some 25 years ago and today I’m blessed with being awarded a scholarship in his name that will help fund my college education.  Again thanks to the membership for the all they do to preserve our natural recourses and for taking the time to go above and beyond by providing scholarship opportunities for high school graduates.


Daniel Lefebvre      

Beginning in 1999, the WCCA has provided annual scholarships to individuals seeking higher education. The funds for the scholarships have been sustained over the years by conference vendor fees, raffles and silent auctions. 
2 - $500 Scholarships will be awarded
Deadline to apply is May 1, 2021
2 - $750 Scholarships were awarded
Recipients are:
Colin Gloede, Sun Prairie - Going to UWSP for Natural Resources; Water Hydrology
Hunter Schierman, Herbster - Going to
UM - Minneapolis for Math and Science Education

Dear WCCA,


Thank you for choosing me as a recipient of the William Hnilicka memorial scholarship. I plan to continue my education at UW Stevens Point next fall majoring in natural resources; water hydrology. From your website I learned Mr. Hnilicka played a very important role in conservation and the WCCA. It is a great honor to be chosed for this scholarship. I look forward to my education at UWSP.


With much appreciation, 

Colin Gloede