Scholarships

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

Foundation Gold

One, $5,000 scholarship to the top applicant that excels in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership and character. This scholarship is paid over two years.

Foundation Silver

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.

Foundation Bronze

Eight, $2,000 scholarships to applicants who perform at a high level academically, engage in various activities and display strong character.

Foundation Career

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.

2017 Scholarship Recipients are:

Foundation Gold $5,000 Gabrielle Diamond

Foundation Silver $3,500 Mackenzie Jeppesen

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Todd Cerny

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Braden McShane

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Ashlee McGill

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Josh Pokorny

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Ashly Helfrich

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Miriam Calderon

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Shelby Ryan

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Grace Corrigan

Foundation Career $2,000 Camron Spicka

Foundation Career $2,000 Madison Pigg

Foundation Merit Gold $1,500 Olivia Persigehl

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Cameron Lacoma

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Josh Lacoma

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Kira Milan

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 William Alex Richardson   

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Kyle Sisavanh

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Clayton Swapp

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Connor Unger

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Katia Agafonov

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Colin Brown

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Madelyn Hunke

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Kyle Monti

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Ethan Preissler

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Hayden Richardson

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Evan Widhalm

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Abigail Post

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Kaitlyne Pollock

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.

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