New Scholarship in memory of teacher David Veith

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Latest News

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of a new scholarship fund to its portfolio.

The David F. Veith Memorial Scholarship Fund, opened in memory of former Fort Atkinson High School teacher David Veith, will be offering a new Veith Performing Arts Scholarship to members of this year’s graduating class at Fort Atkinson High School. The scholarship will be available to graduating seniors who intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college, majoring in a performing arts or related field.

Born and raised in Waterloo, Veith’s passion was teaching. He was a gentle and caring man and was devoted to seeking equality for all people. Veith loved the theater and had a big heart for those kids who didn’t quite fit the mold or who were subjected to harassment. After his death in May 2016 at age 80, his friend Mark Hildebrand worked with the Veith estate to set up scholarship funds in David’s memory at both Waterloo High School and Fort Atkinson High School.

The selection of recipients will be based on the applicant’s prospect of success in their performing arts field and the content of an essay outlining the applicant’s plans. Financial need will be considered though it is not required to apply.

The total amount to be awarded for the 2018-19 school year is $2,500 and payment of the scholarship will be made in one year.

Interested applicants should visit the Community Foundation’s website, www.fortfoundation.org, and follow the links to the scholarship pages. Here applicants will be guided to Fort Scholarships, the Foundation’s online scholarship application website, which will walk them through the application process.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Feb. 15, 2018.

For more information about this new scholarship, or about any of the scholarships offered by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, contact program administrator Sue Hartwick at (920) 563-3210 (office), (920) 222-1191 (mobile) or via email at facf@fortfoundation.org.