2021 Scholarship Awards

In the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation awarded 108 scholarships to 70 local
students. Of those students, 42 were high school seniors enrolling in undergraduate or voc tech programs, 12
were continuing undergraduate students, 13 were graduate students, and 3 were older voc tech students. The total
amount awarded was $363,500.

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 2021 recipients. Click here for a complete list of the 2021 recipients.


$12,000 Batterman Family
$250 Gold Award 

Fort High Graduating Senior


$12,000 Batterman Family
$1,000 Dr. James Russel Athletic

Fort High Graduating Senior


$12,000 Batterman Family

Fort High Graduating Senior


$12,000 Batterman Family
$2,000 Dr. James and Therese Fitzpatrick Educator

Fort High Graduating Senior


$6,500 Richard Noel Bingham Memorial
$6,000 Jerome Hake Engineering

Fort High Graduating Senior


$2,000 Ben & Ada Hake Agriculture
$3,000 Lloyd Hake Memorial

Fort High Graduating Senior


$2,000 Ben & Ada Hake Agriculture 

Fort High Graduating Senior


$5,000 Ben & Ada Hake Agriculture

2019 Fort grad pursuing a bachelor's degree in agriculture education at UW-Platteville


$5,000 Ben & Ada Hake Agriculture

2019 Fort grad pursuing a degree in elementary education and environmental sciences at UW-Madison


$6,500 Richard Noel Bingham Memorial
$3,000 Science Matters

Fort High Graduating Senior


$2,000 Ben & Ada Hake Agriculture

2019 grad pursuing a bachelor's degree in agriculture business at UW-Platteville


$4,500 Jerome Hake Engineering

2020 Fort grad pursuing a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at UW-Platteville


$5,000 Juanita Schreiner Memorial
$1,000 Rose Inspire-a-Dream (Purdy)


$5,000 Make a Difference


$5,000 Orrin and Margaret Bull Family

2014 grad pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology at UW-Whitewater with intention to become a school counselor


$1,000 Gene Halker Memorial
$2,250 Jim and Lee Vance
$3,000 The Ralph and Clara Rutledge Memorial
$2,500 Medical Careers

2010 Fort grad pursuing a doctorate of nursing practice and masters of business administration at Viterbo University


$1,000 Medical Careers
$1,600 Phyllis Zeimen Family
$2,000 The Ralph and Clara Rutledge Memorial

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


$4,500 Robert C. and Judith L. Knapp 
$3,500 Jason Dahnert Memorial

2018 Fort grad pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer science at UW-Stout


$3,500 Juanita Schreiner Memorial
$4,000 Walter and Louise Buell Graduate

2014 Fort grad pursuing a doctoral degree in optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN