Cousins Subs: Presents third annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest

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Meg Hemmelgarn

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High school athletes across Wisconsin eligible for $14,000 in scholarships

MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® and its Make It Better Foundation are proud to present the third annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest, offering $14,000 in scholarships to high school senior athletes throughout the state who exemplify academic acumen, participate in community service and have plans to pursue higher education.

From March 2 to April 12, 2015, any high school senior who is graduating in 2015 and has participated in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) sanctioned sport can apply for the scholarship. The Make It Better Foundation Board of Directors will award four scholarships – two $5,000 scholarships for one male and one female and two $2,000 scholarships for one male and one female.

Finalists are awarded scholarships during the Wisconsin Sports Awards held at The Beacon on May 7, 2015 in Kohler, Wis. Each finalist and their family will have the opportunity to attend the 2015 Wisconsin Sports Awards exclusive VIP event, walk media row and be recognized in front of Wisconsin’s finest athletes in high school, collegiate and professional arenas.

“As a Wisconsin-based company, we’re happy to support Wisconsin high school athletes who are interested in making their communities a better place and in pursuing higher education for themselves,” said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. “We receive applications from some truly inspiring Wisconsin students each year, and we’re excited about this year’s program.”

The scholarships are funded through the Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to funding causes that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities that Cousins Subs serves.

For eligibility requirements and to complete the application online, visit by April 12, 2015. Students must submit an application online by 11:59PM CST on April 12, 2015. If mailing in an entry, it must be postmarked April 12, 2015 or it will not qualify.


Cousins Subs® and its franchisees operate more than 120 sub sandwich shops in three states, with bold expansion plans. The first Cousins Subs was established in Milwaukee in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin. Their dream was to bring East Coast-style sub sandwiches to Milwaukee – with their own deli fresh touch. They started with their bread, developing a secret recipe with the perfect taste and crunch. That bread is the cornerstone of the Cousins Subs slogan, “Better Bread. Better Subs.” The original recipe is still closely followed at every Cousins Subs restaurant, where each sandwich is made to order using freshly sliced deli meats, cheeses, and vegetables – and the bread is baked fresh each day. Forty-two years later and still family owned, Cousins Subs employees and franchisees are driven by their mission to “Make it a Better Day” in all they do. In 2013, the brand proudly announced the establishment of the Make it Better Foundation, dedicated to funding causes that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities that Cousins Subs serves. For more information, visit You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.