The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation offers a number of scholarships for students who are already attending college. Continuing students should visit the Foundation’s website, www.fortfoundation.org, and follow the link to the scholarship pages. Here they can search for scholarships based on whether they are currently an undergraduate or graduate student. There are also scholarships for continuing vocational or technical school students.
Some of the scholarships available to continuing students are featured below. For a full list, please visit the Foundation’s website.
Jim and Lee Vance Scholarship
The Jim and Lee Vance Scholarship offers financial assistance to various categories of Fort Atkinson students who are pursuing educational paths similar to the educational experiences and interests of local attorney Jim Vance and his late wife, Lee. Students should review the various criteria for this scholarship in the description provided on the Foundation’s website. Up to $12,000 will be available for awards for the 2018-19 schoolyear.
Eileen Harrison Education Scholarship
The Eileen Harrison Education Scholarship is available to residents of Fort Atkinson, employees of the Fort Atkinson School District or graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in education at a college or university. Undergraduate applicants must be accepted to the School of Education by their college or university. In 2018, an award of $2,000 will be available.
Medical Careers Scholarship
The Medical Careers Scholarship is available to former graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who at the time of application hold at least sophomore standing at their college or are in a graduate program. The applicant must be pursuing a program or degree in a medical field and be enrolled, or plan to be enrolled in a college or university within the State of Wisconsin. In 2018, up to $8,000 will be available for awards.
The Robert and Judith Knapp Scholarship provides financial support for graduates of Fort Atkinson High School or residents of Fort Atkinson who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in mathematics, mathematics education, physics, physics education, engineering, engineering education, music performance, or music education at a college or university. Applicants must have at least sophomore standing at the time of application. A $3,000 scholarship will be available in 2018.
Gene Halker Memorial Scholarship
The Gene Halker Memorial Scholarship offers financial assistance to residents of Fort Atkinson or graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree in the fields of economics, business, literature, or any related field. Undergraduate applicants must be full-time students at a four-year degree granting college or university with at least junior standing in the next academic year. In 2018, an award of $1,000 will be available.
Buell & Rutledge Graduate Scholarships
The Walter & Louise Buell Graduate Scholarship and the Ralph & Clara Rutledge Memorial Scholarship are intended to help local students who are pursuing graduate studies at an accredited college or university, in a program leading to an advanced degree. In 2018, more than $24,000 will be available for these awards. Applicants must be residents of the Fort Atkinson area or graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are, or will be, enrolled in a graduate program.
Phyllis Zeimen Family Scholarship
The Phyllis Zeimen Family Scholarship offers financial assistance to former graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are either undergraduates with at least freshmen status at the time of application, or graduate students who are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a graduate program at an accredited college or university in a program leading to an advanced degree. There is no restriction as to the field of study but preference will be given to qualified applicants who are pursuing veterinary or pre-veterinary studies. In 2018, up to $4,000 will be available for awards.
Pay It Forward Scholarship
The Pay It Forward Scholarship is intended to assist residents of Fort Atkinson or graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are enrolled at a four-year college or university and will have at least junior standing in the next academic year. The applicant’s financial need is a serious consideration. In 2018, an award of $1,500 will be available.
Interested applicants should visit the Community Foundation’s website, www.fortfoundation.org, and follow the links to the scholarship pages. Here they will be guided to Fort Scholarships, the Foundation’s online scholarship application website, which will walk them through the application process.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Feb. 15, 2018.
For more information, contact program administrator Sue Hartwick at (920) 563-3210 (office), (920) 222-1191 (mobile) or via email at email@example.com.