Scholarships available to graduating high school seniors

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Latest News

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for 32 different scholarships available to Fort Atkinson students. Seven of the scholarships that are available to high school graduating seniors, without regard to field of study, are briefly described below.

Each scholarship has additional requirements so students are encouraged to visit Foundation’s website to learn about all the scholarships being offered and carefully select those for which they would be eligible.

Some of the scholarships for which graduating high school seniors may now apply include:

• Walter & Louise Buell Merit Scholarship: The Buell Merit scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Fort Atkinson High School who are residents of the Fort Atkinson area, have an outstanding academic record, and who are planning to enroll in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree. This is a merit scholarship so financial need is not considered. For 2016, two scholarships of $22,000 each, paid out over four years, will be available.

• Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation Scholarship: The Batterman scholarships are available to graduating seniors of Fort Atkinson High School who are among the top students in their class and are pursuing an undergraduate degree at a recognized college or university. For 2016, five scholarships of $12,000 each, paid out over four years, will be available.

• Dr. Sydney H. Weidemann Scholarship: Dr. Weidemann, a prominent dentist and buisness leader in Fort Atkinson for many years, created this scholarship for graduating seniors of Fort Atkinson High School who plan to attend an accredited public or private college or university. For 2016, $6,000 will be available for two awards.

• Dr. James Russell Athletic Scholarship: The Russell Athletic scholarshp is available to graduating seniors of Fort Atkinson High School who have earned a minimum of two varsity letters while participating in two or more sports and who are pursuing either a two-year associate degree or four-year bachelor’s degree. For 2016, $4,000 will be available for one or more awards.

• Fort Atkinson Thrift Shop & Jean Reich Memorial Scholarship: The Thrift Shop/Reich Memorial scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Fort Atkinson High School who plan to attend a college or vocational/technical school in Wisconsin. Financial need is a serious consideration for this scholarship. For 2016, $2,000 will be available for this award.

• Fort Half Marathon Scholarship: The Half Marathon Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School who are planning to pursue a four-year degree in a field related to health and wellness at a college or university in Wisconsin. For 2016, $5,000 will be available for two awards.

• James & Francis Luther Memorial Scholarship: The Luther Memorial scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Fort Atkinson High School who plan to attend a four-year college in the University of Wisconsin system. For 2016, $1,700 will be available for this award.

For more information about these and other scholarships offered by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, follow the links to the scholarship pages. Here applicants will be guided to ‘Fort Scholarships,’ an online application website that will walk them through the application process.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 15, 2016.