First deadline approaches for 22 Foundation scholarships

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation reminds the public that there are two deadlines – February 1st and April 1st – for submitting applications for the Foundation’s 39 competitive scholarship programs for the 2020-21 academic year.

There are 22 scholarships that have an upcoming application deadline of Feb. 1, 2020. Most of these scholarships are those to which a graduating senior at Fort Atkinson High School may apply. But some of them are also open to upperclassmen so anyone intending to apply for scholarships should visit the Foundation’s website,, where they can clearly see which scholarships have the earlier deadline.

The second deadline for the remaining 17 scholarships is April 1, 2020. These scholarships with a later deadline are those open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as four scholarships open to all students pursuing a voc tech education.

To view all the scholarships offered by the Community Foundation and to see the criteria for each one, visit the foundation’s website noted above. After determining their eligibility here, students can then apply by following the links to “Fort Scholarships,” the online scholarship application website sponsored by the Community Foundation.

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 the scholarship offerings of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, plus many of those offered through Fort Atkinson High School.

At Fort Scholarships, applicants will be able to create an account and begin working on their application – one application that will be used for all the scholarships for which they choose to apply. The application can be worked on intermittently as the work can be saved and applicants can log in later and pick up where they left off.

For more information about the online scholarship application process, visit the foundation’s website listed above, or contact Sue Hartwick, the Community Foundation’s executive director, at (920) 563-3210, office; (920) 222-1191, mobile; or via email at Questions also can be directed to Katie Utphall, school counselor at Fort Atkinson High School, at (920) 563-7811.