Feb. 15th Scholarship Deadline Approaches

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Latest News

The Community Foundation reminds the public that all applications for its 34 competitive scholarship programs for the 2017-18 academic year are due by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Current graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High school, former graduates, and residents of Fort Atkinson may all be eligible, depending upon the criteria attached to each scholarship.

To view all the scholarships offered by the Community Foundation and to see the criteria for each one, visit the foundation’s website at www.fortfoundation.org. After determining their eligibility here, students can then apply by following the links to “Fort Scholarships,” the online scholarship application website sponsored by the Community Foundation.

Local students will find Fort Scholarships to be a very convenient one-stop shop where they can review the eligibility requirements for a whole host of local scholarships and then apply for those for which they qualify. Housed on the site are all the scholarship offerings of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, plus many of those offered through Fort Atkinson High School.

At Fort Scholarships, applicants will be able to create an account and begin working on their application – one application that will be used for all the scholarships for which they choose to apply. When selecting scholarship opportunities, applicants will have another chance to review the eligibility requirements for each scholarship to make sure they qualify for those they select.

The application can be worked on intermittently as the work can be saved and applicants can log in later and pick up where they left off.

The deadline for submitting applications is 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. There is no advantage gained by submitting an application early as reviewers will not have access to any applications before the February 15th deadline.

For more information about the online scholarship application process, contact Sue Hartwick, the Community Foundation’s program administrator, at (920) 563-3210, office; (920) 222-1191, mobile; or via email at facf@fortfoundation.org. Questions also can be directed to Katie Utphall, school counselor at Fort Atkinson High School, at (920) 563-7811.