Foundation’s online scholarship application site now open

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Latest News

Fort Scholarships – the local, online scholarship application website sponsored by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation – is now open and accepting applications for the 2016 scholarship season.  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 most of those offered through Fort Atkinson High School.

To access the Fort Scholarships website, students should start their scholarship search at www.fortfoundation.org, the website of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, where they will find a comprehensive listing of all the scholarships offered by the Foundation, along with their eligibility requirements.   Once potential applicants have determined the scholarships for which they are eligible, they can then click on the link directing them to the Fort Scholarships website.

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.  They will also see listed most of the scholarships offered through Fort Atkinson High School and will be able to apply for those from this site as well.

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 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.  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, visit the foundation’s website listed above, or 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 Laurie Gilson, secretary for the Fort Atkinson High School’s pupil services department, at (920) 563-7811.