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AAUW scholarships for women now available

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Latest News | Comments Off on AAUW scholarships for women now available

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that three AAUW scholarships, with awards totaling over $20,000 for the 2019-20 school year, are now available to women who either reside in the Fort Atkinson School District, are employed in Fort Atkinson, or are a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School. These three AAUW scholarships – the Second Chance, the Jane Shaw Knox Adopt-a-Student Scholarship, and the Jane Shaw Knox Graduate scholarships – work to provide financial assistance to women at every level of post-secondary education. AAUW’s Second Chance Scholarship is offered 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. Preference may be given to women...

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Sue Johnson joins FACF’s Board of Directors

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Latest News | Comments Off on Sue Johnson joins FACF’s Board of Directors

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Sue Johnson has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors. She was nominated by the Fort Atkinson City Council and will be replacing Mary Behling who has completed her term and who will spend 2019 serving the board as past chairman. “Sue will be a valuable addition to this board,” noted 2018 Foundation Chairman Mary Behling. “Her extensive involvement in the community, her knowledge of local issues, and her financial expertise will serve the Foundation well.” Johnson has been a member of the Fort Atkinson community since her family moved here in 1978. She is currently the President and CEO of Fort Community Credit Union, having been with FCCU for 27 years. Her volunteer resume...

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Angelina Nsibirwa remembered with generous gifts to the Foundation

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Latest News | Comments Off on Angelina Nsibirwa remembered with generous gifts to the Foundation

The Nsibirwa family of Fort Atkinson recently made two substantial gifts to the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation in memory of their daughter, Angelina Nsibirwa. With the first gift, the family opened a designated fund to benefit the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry. This new fund is an endowed, invested fund that will provide long-term, annual financial support to the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry. A second gift was made to the Foundation’s new AAUW Grants for Gals Acorn Fund, a gift that pushed this acorn fund past the $15,000 threshold, allowing it to become a regular, active scholarship fund. Thanks to the Nsibirwas, this fund will soon be making grants to local girls and women to help them take advantage of educational, cultural, leadership or professional advancement opportunities. These two...

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Apply Now – Scholarships available for graduating seniors at Fort high

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on Apply Now – Scholarships available for graduating seniors at Fort high

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for 38 different scholarships available to Fort Atkinson students. Eleven of the scholarships that are available to high school graduating seniors, without regard to field of study, are briefly described below.  Each scholarship has additional requirements so students are encouraged to visit the Community Foundation’s website, www.fortfoundation.org. Here students can learn about all the scholarships being offered by the Community Foundation and carefully select those for which they would be eligible. Some of the scholarships for which graduating high school seniors may now apply include: • Walter & Louise Buell Merit Scholarship: The Buell Merit scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Fort Atkinson...

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Subject-based scholarships open to FAHS graduating seniors

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on Subject-based scholarships open to FAHS graduating seniors

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for 38 different scholarships available to Fort Atkinson students. Twelve of these scholarships – those restricted by field of study and available to Fort Atkinson High School graduating seniors – are briefly described below. Where indicated, these field of study scholarships may also be open to former graduates or residents of the Fort Atkinson area. Each scholarship has additional requirements so students are encouraged to visit the Community Foundation’s website, www.fortfoundation.org for more information. Here students can learn about all the scholarships being offered by the Community Foundation and carefully select those for which they would be eligible. The field-of-study scholarships for which...

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Scholarships available to undergrad and graduate students

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on Scholarships available to undergrad and graduate students

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation has a variety of scholarships opportunities now available to help local undergraduate and graduate students for the 2019-20 schoolyear. Each scholarship has distinct eligibility requirements, so students will need to carefully review each one before applying. Brief descriptions of eleven scholarships are provided below. Undergraduate and graduate students may also be eligible for other scholarships, based on their chosen field of study. For more information about these additional scholarships and the scholarships described below, visit www.fortfoundation.org and follow the links to the scholarship pages. Here students can see descriptions of all of the Foundation’s scholarship offerings and will be guided to ‘Fort Scholarships’ — an online...

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The Fireside Theatre establishes scholarship fund at Foundation

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on The Fireside Theatre establishes scholarship fund at Foundation

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is very pleased to announce the opening of a new fund, The Fireside Theatre Scholarship Fund, established by a generous gift from Ryan and Kristi Klopcic, owners of The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson. Ryan and Kristi, both graduates of Fort Atkinson High School, established the fund earlier this year to provide financial assistance to local students and encourage them to pursue studies that support The Fireside Theatre’s mission of hospitality and entertainment. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, former Fort Atkinson High School graduates, or residents of the Fort Atkinson School District, who are pursuing, or are planning to pursue, an education in theatre, music, hospitality, retail or culinary fields at...

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Foundation’s online scholarship site now accepting applications

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Latest News | Comments Off on 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 Fort Scholarships website, students should start their scholarship search at www.fortfoundation.org, the website of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, where they will find a comprehensive listing...

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