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 graduating Fort Atkinson High School seniors may now apply include:

• Ben and Ada Hake Agriculture Scholarship: The Hake Agriculture scholarship is available to Fort Atkinson High School graduating seniors or former graduates who are pursuing a post-secondary education in the fields of agriculture, environmental science, or natural resources at either a four-year college or a one- or two-year program at a technical school. For 2019, $22,000 will be available for multiple awards.

• Jerome Hake Engineering Scholarship: The Hake Engineering scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, former graduates, or residents of the Fort Atkinson area who are, or will be, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering at a college or university. Those studying electrical engineering are especially encouraged to apply. In 2018, $21,000 will be available for multiple awards.

• Juanita Schreiner Memorial Scholarship: The Schreiner scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, as well as former graduates, who are, or plan to, pursue a college education in the fields of voice, organ, nursing or medicine. In 2018, $13,500 will be available for multiple awards.

• Maurice & Clara Staller Memorial Scholarship: The Staller scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School who are planning to pursue a career in a medical field at a college in the state of Wisconsin. For 2019, $5,000 will be available for this award.

• Jason Dahnert Memorial Scholarship: The Dahnert scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, former graduates, or residents of the Fort Atkinson area who are, or will be, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering at a college or university. In 2019, $3,500 will be available for this award.

• Jones Dairy Farm Scholarship: The Jones Dairy Farm 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.

• David F. Veith Performing Arts Scholarship: The Veith Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School who are planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the performing arts fields. In 2019, $2,5000 will be available for one or two awards.

• Ardell Wiederhoeft Legacy Scholarship: The Wiederhoeft scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School or former graduates who wish to pursue a post-secondary education at a college in Wisconsin, leading to a career in business, mathematics, or a related field. In 2019, $2,500 will be available for this award.

• Isabelle Mathews Education Scholarship: The Mathews Education scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Fort Atkinson High School who are planning to earn a four-year degree in the field of education and prepare for a career in teaching. For 2019, $2,000 is available for this award.

• Dr. James and Therese Fitzpatrick Educator Scholarship: The Fitzpatrick Educator Scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Fort Atkinson High School who wish to pursue post-secondary studies leading to a career in education in any licensed role in the PK-12 area of certification. Applicants must plan to attend a 4-year college or have intentions of transferring to a four-year program after beginning post-secondary studies at a technical college, community college, or two-year institution. In 2019, $2,000 will be available for this award.

• Science Matters Scholarship: The Science Matter Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in research science, math, technology, engineering, or computer science. Pre-medical or nursing-related degrees are not eligible for this scholarship. In 2019, $1,200 is available for one award.

• The Fireside Theatre Scholarship: Established by Ryan and Kristi Klopcic, this new Fireside Theatre Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, former graduates, and residents of Fort Atkinson who are pursuing, or are planning to pursue, an education in theatre, music, culinary, hospitality, or retail fields at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year technical or vocational school. Preference will be given to students who have worked at The Fireside Theatre but that is not a requirement for application. In 2019, $1,000 will be available for an award.

For more information about these and other 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 is February 15, 2019.

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