Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to graduates of Bennington High School.

Currently, the Foundation awards more than $50,000 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

Ten, $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.

2018 Scholarship Recipients are:

Foundation Gold $5,000 Sophia Lanphier

Foundation Silver $3,500 Zach Wullenwaber

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Allie Drew

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Mary Claire Opheim

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Thomas Spoehr

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Hunter Blum

Foundation Bronze $2,000 William Johnston

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Kollin Heddens

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Nicolett Carey

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Kelsey Eihausen

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Sarah Christensen

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Machaela Puck

Foundation Career $2,000 Garrett Derengowski

Foundation Career $2,000 Tyler Remmereid

Foundation Markman $500 Garrett Derengowski

Foundation Merit Gold $1,500 Jordan Crisman

Foundation Merit Gold $1,500 Alexandra Hiscock

Foundation Merit Gold $1,500 Olivia Thompson

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Madison Dreessen

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Mitchell in den Bosch  

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Ava Limbo

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Stanford Max Meradith

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Abigail Schmidt

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Cole Schumacher

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Alyssa Shults

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Jessica Warnke

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Aaron Wynn

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Drew Erickson

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Alexis Gutschow

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Claire Huber

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Cole Larson

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Elise Ratigan

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Jacob Weikel

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Lydia Schrum

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Hunter Ponce

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Nathan Herrera

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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