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Ten students earn Buell Graduate Scholarships

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Latest News

Ten students earn Buell Graduate Scholarships

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation recently awarded Walter and Louise Buell Graduate Scholarships, totaling $16,000, to ten Fort Atkinson students. These scholarships are possible thanks to Louise Buell who directed that, upon her death, the residue of her estate be given to the Community Foundation with half of that gift to be used for scholarships. Buell Graduate Scholarships are available to residents of Fort Atkinson or graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in a graduate program at an accredited college or university, leading to a...

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Rutledge Scholarship recipients announced

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Latest News

Rutledge Scholarship recipients announced

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation recently awarded three Ralph and Clara Rutledge Memorial Scholarships, totaling $6,500, to former Fort Atkinson High School graduates Eric Bender, Olivia Hartwick and Myles Gasper. Ralph and Clara Rutledge were long-time residents of the Fort Atkinson area. While they didn’t have children of their own, they lived near the old high school on South High Street and maintained an interest in local students. As part of their estate planning, the Rutledges chose to endow a scholarship fund through the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation. Rutledge Memorial...

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Harrison Scholarship awarded to Congdon

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Latest News

Harrison Scholarship awarded to Congdon

The Directors of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation have awarded a $2,000 Eileen Harrison Education Scholarship to Devin Congdon. A 2010 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, Congdon earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2014. For two years following graduation, she worked in management positions in the fitness industry. However, missing the chance to work with younger children, Congdon made the decision to go back to school to earn her teaching license. She is now enrolled in the middle childhood/early adolescence licensure...

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Gasper awarded Knapp Scholarship

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Latest News

Gasper awarded Knapp Scholarship

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation has awarded a $2,500 Robert C. and Judith L. Knapp Scholarship to Myles Gasper. Gasper, a 2011 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, recently earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his scholarship application, Gasper noted that the main thing he learned during his undergraduate years as a Badger was that “there is always more to learn.” Therefore, this fall he will be enrolling as a graduate student in the UW’s School of Engineering to pursue a master’s degree in engineering mechanics. Gasper’s...

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Four students earn Vance Scholarships

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Latest News

Four students earn Vance Scholarships

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to award scholarships to four local students from its Jim and Lee Vance Scholarship Fund. The Vance Scholarship Fund was established at the Foundation in 2015 thanks to a sizable bequest from the estate of the late Lee Vance. Working with her husband, Jim, Lee had planned to establish a fund at the Foundation that would provide scholarships for Fort Atkinson area students. This is a unique scholarship fund in that, in addition to being residents of the Fort Atkinson area or graduates of Fort Atkinson High School, eligible students also must...

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