2019 Scholarship Awards

In the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation awarded a record 129 scholarships to 88 local students. Of those students, 53 were high school seniors, 16 were undergraduates, 14 were graduate students, and 5 were returning voc tech students. The total amount awarded was $376,200.

The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors would like to express their enormous gratitude to all the thoughtful and generous people who have created, or donated to, our scholarship funds. These investments in our citizens, made one person at a time, open up wonderful educational opportunities for our residents and lift our entire community. We love where we live.

Below are just some of the 2019 recipients. Click here for a complete list of the 2019 recipients.

Alexis Timmel

$4,500 AAUW Second Chance 
$1,500 Lloyd Hake Voc Tech

2015 Fort grad pursuing a nursing degree at Madison College

Kaia Fowler

$2,000 AAUW Knox Graduate

Fort resident pursuing a masters degree in mental health counseling at UW-Whitewater

Richelle Rottmann

$2,000 AAUW Knox Graduate
$1,000 Buell Graduate

2000 Fort grad pursuing a masters degree in counseling at UW-Whitewater

Samantha Schwartz

$4,000 Hake Engineering

2015 Fort grad pursuing a biomedical engineering degree at UW-Milwaukee

Carly Wallace

$1,000 Buell Graduate

2013 Fort grad pursuing a doctor of jurisprudence law degree from Indiana University

Olivia Nichols

$2,000 Rutledge Memorial

2010 Fort grad pursuing a Ph.D. in human development at Auburn University

Kaitlyn Hollman

$1,000 Rutledge Memorial

2013 Fort grad pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Evansville

Austin Kind

$1,500 Lloyd Hake Voc Tech

2016 Fort grad pursuing a nursing degree at Madison College

Shannon Lyon

$1,500 AAUW Knox Graduate
$1,500 Buell Graduate

2000 Fort grad pursuing a masters degree in career and technical education at UW-Stout

Rachel Stoutenborough

$2,000 Harrison Education

2015 Fort grad pursuing a degree in education at UW-La Crosse

Taylor Garlock

$4,000 Buell Graduate

2015 Fort grad pursuing a masters degree inn occupational therapy at UW-La Crosse

Manuel Martinez

$2,000 Vance

2018 Fort grad pursuing a mathematics/actuarial science degree at UW-Madison

Thomas Riggs

$4,000 Buell Graduate

2014 Fort grad pursuing a doctor of medicine degree

Lillian Gomez

$4,000 Vance 
$1,000 Zeimen

2018 Fort grad pursuing a computer science degree at UW-Stout

 

Hunter Furley

$2,500 Medical Careers
$2,500 Schreiner

2017 Fort grad pursuing a doctor of pharmacy degree at UW-Madison

Kendell Johnson

$1,500 AAUW Adopt-a-Student

2009 Fort grad pursuing a nursing degree at Herzing College

Holland Foelker

$6,000 Hake Engineering

2018 Fort grad pursuing a degree in industrial engineering at UW-Platteville

Eric Bender

$4,000 Rutledge Memorial 

2013 Fort grad pursuing a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree at the University of Pittsburgh

Will Cook

$4,000 Buell Graduate
$1,000 Zeimen

2013 Fort grad pursuing a doctor of physical therapy degree at the University of Utah

Amanda Ciske

$1,000 Buell Graduate
$1,000 Medical Careers

2011 Fort grad pursuing a doctor of nursing practice degree at UW-Oshkosh

Taylor Bauer

$1,500 AAUW Adopt-a-Student
$1,500 Pay it Forward

2012 Fort grad pursuing a K-12 physical education, health education, and adaptive phys ed teaching license at UW-Whitewater

Ben Nelson

$5,000 Make A Difference 

2019 Fort grad pursuing a bachelor's degree at UW-Madison

Mallory Topel

$1,000 Fireside Theatre

2017 Fort grad pursuing a degree in theater/stage management at Viterbo College

2019 Buell Merit Scholarships

In May 2019, Loren Gray, Director of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, presented two $22,000 Walter and Louise Buell Merit Scholarships to Fort Atkinson High School graduating seniors Kassidy Ruud (left) and Audrey Shockman.

2019 Bingham Recipients

Nine Richard Noel Bingham Memorial Scholarships, each in the amount of $5,000, were awarded to nine graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School. Pictured above are the 2019 recipients. They are, left to right: First Row – Nash Christian, Annika Carter, Kate England, and Margaret Opperman. Second Row – Ben Nelson, Mariah Marowsky, Autumn Congdon, Riley Koehler, and presenter Dallas Borchardt (missing from the photo is recipient Aliyah Noh).

2019 Batterman Recipients

Five graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School recently earned the Foundation's $12,000 Theodore W. Batterman Family Scholarships, which are payable over the students’ four-year college careers. Pictured here, left to right, are the 2019 Batterman Scholarship recipients: William Bethard, Martina Walling, Corinne Stoutenborough, Kailyn Schueller, and Laura Hametta.