Six scholarship programs at the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, open only to vocational or technical college students, are now accepting applications for the upcoming 2024-25 academic year. The application deadline is 10 p.m. on April 1st, 2024.
Five of the scholarships are open to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, or former graduates in some cases, who plan to enroll in a vocational or technical college this fall. These five are:
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. There is no subject restriction. In 2024, $1,000 is available for this award.
James Rossing Adversity Scholarship: Established by James Rossing, this scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School who plan to attend an accredited vocational/technical school or a 4-year college or university and have experienced a significant health challenge - or some other substantial adverse circumstance - during their high school career. In 2024, one $1,000 scholarship will be available.
Jones Industrial & Culinary Voc/Tech Scholarship: Established by Jones Dairy Farm, this 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 2024, $2,500 will be 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 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. There is no subject restriction. In 2024, $20,000 will be available for multiple awards.
Terry Beck Protective Services Scholarship : The Terry Beck Protective Services Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, former graduate of FAHS, or Fort Atkinson resident who is planning to pursue a certificate, diploma or degree in a protective services program included in the “Law, Public Safety and Security” listing by the Wisconsin Technical College System, at a vocational/technical college in Wisconsin. In 2024, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
A sixth scholarship, the AAUW Second Chance Scholarship, is available 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. Applicants must be either a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, be a resident of Fort Atkinson, or be currently employed in Fort Atkinson. Preference may be given to women who are in financial need or who have assumed family financial responsibilities.
For more information about these six scholarships, visit www.fortfoundation.org and follow the links to the scholarship pages. Here applicants will be guided to ‘Fort Scholarships,’ an online application website where they can create an account and begin working on their application – one application that will be used for all the scholarships for which they apply. The application can be worked on intermittently as the work can be saved and applicants can log in later and pick up where they left off.
Many of our other scholarships have opportunities for technical school students to apply, for more information contact Sue Hartwick, the Community Foundation’s executive director, at (920) 563-3210 or via email at email@example.com.