Foundation extends deadline for voc tech scholarship applications

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Latest News

New this year, the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation has extended its application deadline to April 1st for four of its vocational/technical school scholarship programs.

Three of the scholarships are open to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, or former graduates in some cases, who plan to enroll in a vocational or technical college this fall. These three are:

Jones Dairy Farm Scholarship: Established by Jones Dairy Farm, this scholarship is available to graduating seniors or graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are pursuing an educational program in either the Industrial Mechanical/Tech Services field (not automotive or construction trades) with an emphasis on electronics, welding and general industrial mechanics – or in the field of culinary arts – at a technical or vocational school in the state of Wisconsin or at the Culinary Institute of America. In 2019, $2,500 will be available for two awards.

Lloyd Hake Memorial Voc/Tech Scholarship: Funded through the Foundation by a gift from the Lloyd Hake Trust, this scholarship is available to deserving graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are pursuing an education at a vocational/technical school in order to prepare themselves for a future career. In 2019, $15,000 will be available for multiple awards.

Jake Meinert Memorial Scholarship: The Meinert Memorial scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School who are pursuing a post-secondary program at a vocational or technical school. For 2019, $1,000 is available for this award.

A fourth scholarship, the AAUW Second Chance Scholarship, is available 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. Applicants must be either a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, be a resident of Fort Atkinson, or be currently employed in Fort Atkinson. Preference may be given to women who are in financial need or who have assumed family financial responsibilities.

For more information about these four 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 for these four scholarships is Monday, April 1, 2019.

For more information, contact Sue Hartwick, the Community Foundation’s administrator, at (920) 563-3210 (office), (920 222-1191 (mobile), or via email at facf@fortf