The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for 36 different scholarships available to Fort Atkinson students. Some of these scholarships are open to students planning to pursue a post-secondary education at a vocational or technical school and four scholarships are designed exclusively for such students. They 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.
The scholarships designated exclusively for vocational or technical college students include:
- Jones Dairy Farm Tech Ed Scholarship: Established by Jones Dairy Farm, this scholarship is available to highly-motivated Fort Atkinson High School graduating seniors who have an aptitude for mechanics and are planning to pursue a career in the industrial mechanical/tech services field (not automotive or construction trades) with an emphasis on electronics, welding and general industrial mechanics. Students must attend an accredited technical college in Wisconsin. In 2018, $2,500 is available for two awards.
- Lloyd Hake Memorial Voc/Tech Scholarship: Funded through the Foundation by a gift from the Lloyd Hake Trust, this scholarship is available to deserving graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are pursuing an education at a vocational/technical school in order to prepare themselves for a future career. In 2018, $15,000 will be available for multiple awards.
- Jake Meinert Memorial Scholarship: The Meinert Memorial scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School who are pursuing a post-secondary program at a vocational or technical school. For 2018, $1,000 is available for this award.
- AAUW Second Chance Scholarship: 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 who are in financial need or who have assumed family financial responsibilities. In 2018, over $10,000 is available for multiple awards.
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, 2018.
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 email@example.com.