(Left to right) Patrick Peyer, vice president for enrollment at George Williams College of Aurora University; Jim McCormick, head of school at Faith Christian School; Hailey Vyskocil, Presidential Scholarship recipient; and Taylor Skates, freshman admission counselor at George Williams College of Aurora University.

Elkhorn native receives Presidential Scholarship

Hailey Vyskocil, of Elkhorn, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship from George Williams College of Aurora University (GWC) in Williams Bay. Vyskocil is this year’s second recipient of the prestigious four-year, full-tuition scholarship, which was established for first-time freshmen who live in Walworth County.

A graduate of Faith Christian School in Williams Bay, Vyskocil said she plans to major in psychology in preparation for law school. She was chosen to receive the competitive scholarship based on the strength of her academic accomplishments, an essay and interview.  

She is the daughter of Ron and Kerrie Vyskocil and the eldest of their six children.

“Hailey is an amazing young woman and we are honored to have her,” said GWC’s Vice President for Enrollment Patrick Peyer. “Her strong academic background, diverse interests and dedication to helping and supporting those around her perfectly align with George Williams College’s history of service to others.”

During high school Vyskocil played varsity volleyball, basketball and softball. She was selected for the All-Academic Wisconsin Volleyball team by the Wisconsin Coaches Association in 2015 and as a First Team All-Conference volleyball player by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) and Indian Trails Conference in 2016. She also served as Faith Christian School’s 2016–2017 class treasurer in addition to being a volunteer Sunday school teacher and part-time nanny.

“The scholarship is a huge blessing to me,” Vyskocil said. “Without it I would have had to pay for the majority of my college expenses myself, so it lifts a big burden off me. Psychology is a very broad discipline. Not only does it interest me in itself, it will be applicable to many areas of my law studies.”

“The Walworth County Presidential Scholarship provides evidence of AU’s commitment to serving the educational needs of Walworth County,” Peyer said. “This type of award can be life changing not only for the student but also the family and community. One life can touch many.”

For more information on scholarships, visit gwc.aurora.edu/scholarships.