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Hundt receives Medical Careers Scholarship

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Latest News

Hundt receives Medical Careers Scholarship

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is proud to award a $5,000 Medical Careers Scholarship to Shalane Hundt.  Hundt, a 2011 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2015 and was immediately accepted into Marquette University’s School of Dentistry. This fall, she will begin her final year in the program. Hundt’s desire to pursue a degree in dentistry stems from her experiences job shadowing dentists, witnessing “a certain magic” in dentistry by which dentists were able to restore their patients’...

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Rutledge Scholarship recipients announced

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Latest News

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation recently awarded three Ralph and Clara Rutledge Memorial Scholarships, totaling $7,000 to former Fort Atkinson High School graduates Erica Vander Mause, Olivia Nichols and Alexis Kent. 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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Lyon earns Harrison Education Scholarship

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in Latest News

Lyon earns Harrison Education Scholarship

The Directors of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation have awarded a $2,000 Eileen Harrison Education Scholarship to Fort Atkinson agriculture teacher, Shannon Lyon.  A 2000 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, Lyon earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls in 2004. Since 2007, she has been an agriculture teacher at Fort Atkinson High School where she also serves as a FFA advisor. After teaching for over a decade, Lyon recently decided to begin pursuing a master’s degree in career and technical education at the University of...

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Martinez, Yang, Stiles and Compas earn Vance Scholarships

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Latest News

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to award $12,000 in 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...

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Compas receives Knapp Scholarship

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Latest News

Compas receives Knapp Scholarship

The Board of Directors of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded a $3,000 Robert and Judith Knapp Scholarship to John Compas.   Compas, a 2015 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, will be a senior this year at UW-Madison where he is double majoring in computer science and computer engineering. After graduating in May 2019, Compas hopes to combine the abstract problem-solving of computer science with his engineering training to pursue a career creating original products. He is especially interested in using his training to solve global problems and help...

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