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Scholarships available to undergrad and graduate students

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on Scholarships available to undergrad and graduate students

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation has a variety of scholarships opportunities now available to help local undergraduate and graduate students for the 2019-20 schoolyear. Each scholarship has distinct eligibility requirements, so students will need to carefully review each one before applying. Brief descriptions of eleven scholarships are provided below. Undergraduate and graduate students may also be eligible for other scholarships, based on their chosen field of study. For more information about these additional scholarships and the scholarships described below, visit www.fortfoundation.org and follow the links to the scholarship pages. Here students can see descriptions of all of the Foundation’s scholarship offerings and will be guided to ‘Fort Scholarships’ — an online...

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The Fireside Theatre establishes scholarship fund at Foundation

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on The Fireside Theatre establishes scholarship fund at Foundation

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is very pleased to announce the opening of a new fund, The Fireside Theatre Scholarship Fund, established by a generous gift from Ryan and Kristi Klopcic, owners of The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson. Ryan and Kristi, both graduates of Fort Atkinson High School, established the fund earlier this year to provide financial assistance to local students and encourage them to pursue studies that support The Fireside Theatre’s mission of hospitality and entertainment. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, former Fort Atkinson High School graduates, or residents of the Fort Atkinson School District, who are pursuing, or are planning to pursue, an education in theatre, music, hospitality, retail or culinary fields at...

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Foundation’s online scholarship site now accepting applications

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on Foundation’s online scholarship site now accepting applications

Fort Scholarships, the online scholarship application website sponsored by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, is now open and accepting applications for the 2019 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 39 of the competitive scholarships offered by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, plus many 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...

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2018 Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarships Awarded

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on 2018 Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarships Awarded

At the August 16th school board meeting, teacher Dean Johnson and scholarship funder Ed Karrels presented 24 students from Fort Atkinson High School with $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship awards.  All 24 students had met the requirements of the scholarship which consist of taking and passing the yearlong AP Computer Science class and then scoring a score of 3 or higher on the AP Computer Science exam.  Recipients are: Ernest Bos, Logan Bowker, Kate England, Madelynn Evans, Nicole Gjertson, Lillian Gomez, Noah Keating, Riley Koehler, Jesse Kutz, Logan Lehmann, Austin Marquart, Eli McCready, Alyssa Meacham, Margaret Opperman, Garrett Rieger, Mark Riggs, Kassidy Ruud, Colton Schiewe, Abigail Schwab, Corinne Stoutenborough, Derek Vaillancourt, Tyler Vaillancourt, Garvin...

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14 Fort students receive Buell Graduate Scholarships

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on 14 Fort students receive Buell Graduate Scholarships

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation recently awarded Walter and Louise Buell Graduate Scholarships, totaling $17,500, to 14 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 masters, doctorate, or professional degree. The recipient may be a full or part-time student but they must be making steady progress toward a degree. Selection is based on academic achievement, potential for...

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Hundt receives Medical Careers Scholarship

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on 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’ self-esteem and make them feel comfortable again to show off their smile. After graduation next spring as a licensed dentist, certified to practice in the state of Wisconsin, Hundt hopes to enter into a...

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Rutledge Scholarship recipients announced

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on Rutledge Scholarship recipients announced

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 Scholarships are available to residents of the Fort Atkinson area or graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in a graduate program at an accredited college...

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Lyon earns Harrison Education Scholarship

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on 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 Wisconsin–Stout, both to enhance her skills and knowledge base and, ultimately, to help her students find success in career and technical fields. She also hopes to help local businesses by making sure her...

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