Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded over $350,000 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.

2019 Scholarship Recipients are:

Foundation Gold $5,000 Drew Persigehl

Foundation Silver $3,500 Emily Gress

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Michaela Bartels

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Josh Hoins

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Isaac Jacobs

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Cambelle Johnson

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Paul Michael Keatts

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Madeline Mallgrave

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Kaylen Michaelis

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Hanna Pohlmann

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Lydia Saltz

Foundation Bronze $2,000 Zach Utech

Foundation Career $1,000 Sara Fay

Foundation Career $1,000 Benjamin Jackson Martin

Foundation Career $1,000 Mackenna Milan

Foundation Career $1,000 Jackson Stroburg


Bunz Family Scholarship $1,500 Hanna Pohlmann

Foundation Merit Gold $1,500 Mason Kirby

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Luke Brainerd  

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Benton Cornett

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Elizabeth Diamond

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Dillon Falkinburg

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Ethan Joe

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Thara Micaelis

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Dalton Sedlacek

Foundation Merit Silver $1,000 Noah Wempen

Foundation Merit Bronze $500 Carly Anderson

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Cassidy Johnson

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Kailee Matlock

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Rebekah Schrum

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Makennah Scobee

All-Star Kids Employee $500 Alexis Smith

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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