The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce three scholarships being offered by the Fort Atkinson chapter of the American Association of University Women. These three AAUW scholarships – the Second Chance, the Jane Shaw Knox Adopt-a-Student Scholarship, and the Jane Shaw Knox Graduate scholarships – provide financial assistance to women at every level of post-secondary education.
All three scholarships are available to women who either reside in the Fort Atkinson School District, are employed in Fort Atkinson, or are a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School.
AAUW’s Second Chance Scholarship is offered to women who plan to continue their education at a vocational or technical college, after having been out of the mainstream of education for more than one year. Preference may be given to women who are in financial need or who have assumed family financial responsibilities.
In 2015, scholarships totaling $6,500 were awarded.
AAUW’s Jane Shaw Knox Adopt-a-Student Scholarship is offered to women who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university, have at least 45 credit hours completed, and are planning to enroll for a minimum of six credit hours for consecutive semesters. Preference will be given to women who are in financial need, assuming family financial responsibilities, and/or who are returning to higher education to pursue a degree after an absence.
In 2015, a total of $7,600 was awarded.
The Jane Shaw Knox Graduate Scholarship is offered to women who are pursuing a graduate degree at an accredited college. Preference may be given to women who are in financial need, assuming family financial responsibilities and/or returning to higher education to pursue a degree.
In 2015, a total of $4,500 was awarded.
To learn more about these and the other scholarships offered by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, visit www.fortfoundation.org and 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.
The recipients of the scholarships will be notified of their selection sometime in the spring of 2016. The scholarships will be available to pay tuition for the fall 2016 semester and will be paid directly to the bursar’s office at the school.
For more information about the AAUW scholarships, contact AAUW Scholarship Chairperson Rhona Quinn at (920) 563-4451, or Sue Hartwick, the Community Foundation’s program administrator, at (920) 563-3210 (office), (920) 222-1191 (mobile) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.