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Fort Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

Updated: Jun 13, 2023


The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for 41 different scholarships available to Fort Atkinson students. Thirteen 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 2023, $25,500 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 2023, $23,500 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 2023, $14,000 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 2023, $5,200 will be available for one 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 2023, $3,500 will be available for this award.


• Jones Industrial & Culinary Scholarship: The Jones Industrial and Culinary 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 2023, $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 2023, $2,500 will be available for this award.


• Ardell Wiederhoeft Legacy Scholarship: The Wiederhoeft scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School 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 2023, $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 2023, $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 2023, $2,500 will be available for this award.


• Science Matters Scholarship: The Science Matters 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 2023, $5,000 is available for one award paid out over two years.


• The Fireside Theatre Scholarship: The Fireside Theatre Scholarship is available to either a graduating senior at Fort Atkinson High School or former graduate who is currently or planning to pursue an education in theater, music, hospitality, retail, or culinary fields, or a current or former employee of The Fireside Theatre, in which case there is no subject-of-study restriction. Preference will be given to students who have worked at The Fireside Theatre, but that is not a requirement for application. In 2023, $1,000 will be available for an award.


• The Terry Beck Protective Services Scholarship: The Terry Beck Protective Services Scholarship provides awards to graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High School, former graduates of that school, or residents of Fort Atkinson who are 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 2023, $1,000 will be available for this 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.


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

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