The Edward Luedke Memorial Scholarship

The Edward Luedke Memorial Scholarship was created in 1993, which awards funds annually to a high school graduate (or graduates) who has demonstrated academic excellence and will be continuing his or her education in the fields of health or medicine.

Application Process

  • Applicants must fill out the application and attach a copy of their high school transcript. Click here to view the application.
  • Applicants must provide two letters of reference, including one from a teacher and one from a person other than a relative (e.g., a friend, coach, guidance counselor) in signed, sealed envelopes.
  • Applicants should provide a personal statement in which they tell the Foundation about themselves, their experiences (in school, work and extracurricular activities) and their future plans, including how this scholarship can help them achieve personal and professional goals.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicants must be a high school senior planning to pursue further education in the health or medical fields.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence.
  • While grades are important, the Foundation also considers the whole person, including factors such as employment history, extracurricular activities and interests, and community involvement.  In addition, the Foundation considers how the applicant plans to meaningfully contribute to society by pursuing a career in health or medicine.

“I am still learning.” ~ Michaelangelo


The Walter and Edward Luedke Foundation (WEL FOUNDATION) is a corporation pursuant to section 42 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law, State of New York. The WEL Foundation is a New York State approved 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Corporation. The Foundation was established to promote, further, and support selected charitable activities through grants, funding, and financial assistance to various individuals, institutions, and organizations.