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Foundation’s online scholarship site now accepting applications

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Latest News

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...

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2018 Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarships Awarded

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Latest News

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,...

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14 Fort students receive Buell Graduate Scholarships

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Latest News

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...

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Hundt receives Medical Careers Scholarship

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Latest News

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’...

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Rutledge Scholarship recipients announced

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Latest News

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...

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