Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to graduates of Bennington High School.
Currently, the Foundation awards more than $40,000 in scholarships annually and that number continues to grow. Each student selected demonstrates a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school careers.
Currently, the Foundation awards the following scholarships each spring
One, $5,000 scholarship to the top applicant that excels in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership and character. This scholarship is paid over two years.
One, $3,500 scholarship to the applicant that displays a highly effective amount of leadership in school with high academics, various activities and strong character. This scholarship is paid over two years.
Eight, $2,000 scholarships to applicants who perform at a high level academically, engage in various activities and display strong character.
Two, $2,000 scholarships to applicants planning to attend a two-year school to acquire skills that provide a service to our community.
Foundation Merit Gold
$1,500 scholarships to applicants that earned a minimum of a 30 on the ACT and a minimum of a 3.95 GPA.
Foundation Merit Silver
$1,000 scholarships to applicants that earned a minimum of a 28 on the ACT and a minimum of a 3.75 GPA.
Foundation Merit Bronze
$500 scholarships to applicants that earned a minimum of a 27 on the ACT and a minimum of a 3.50 GPA.
2016 Scholarship Recipients are:
Foundation Gold $5,000 Allison Connor
Foundation Silver $3,500 Kendra Heddens
Foundation Bronze $2,000 Bo Wullenwaber
Foundation Bronze $2,000 Cody Wullenwaber
Foundation Bronze $2,000 Jaqueline Opheim
Foundation Bronze $2,000 Ben Giebelhausen
Foundation Bronze $2,000 John (Bart) Hiscock
Foundation Bronze $2,000 Josh Velasquez
Foundation Bronze $2,000 Madison Schlachter
Foundation Bronze $2,000 Brynlee Loptin
Foundation Career $2,000 Taylor Dreessen
Foundation Career $2,000 Savannah Meads
Foundation Merit Gold $1,500 Payton Blume
Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Autumn Breazile
Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Trevor Logeman
Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Jackson Schumacher
All-Star Kids Employee $500 Hannah Post
All-Star Kids Employee $500 Alexis Wildrick
The scholarship application can be obtained from Ryan Rischling, Bennington High School guidance counselor beginning January 1st each year or on the Foundation website between January 1st and March 1st. Completed scholarship applications must be submitted to Ryan Rischling on or before March 1st.
To establish a scholarship or make a contribution to the Scholarship Program please contact Executive Director, Regina Meradith at (402) 490-5269 or click here to make a secure online donation today.