ARIENS FAMILY FOUNDATION


MISSION STATEMENT

The Ariens Family Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to young people who show a desire to continue their formal education post high school graduation.  The Foundation will also provide financial support to high schools that support and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education opportunities in our communities of Brillion, Hilbert, Reedsville, Valders, Wrightstown or Chilton, Wisconsin and children of  AriensCo employees. The Foundation will also support other worthwhile family centered activities that improve the quality of life for all within our communities.


HOW WE WILL SUPPORT

Within the greater Brillion community and other locations where AriensCo has a presence the Foundation will provide scholarships on an annual basis, to those prospective students that apply for and complete an application in advance of the upcoming school year. All AriensCo dependent children are eligible to apply for the Foundation Scholarship Program. Applications will be reviewed by an independent committee established by the Foundation and financial assistance will be granted to students selected by the independent committee. When appropriate the Foundation will partner with other businesses in the greater Brillion community on significant fund-raising events that meet the mission of the Foundation and, by association, allowing reference to the Ariens Family Foundation. We believe it may in many circumstances encourage others to join in the worthwhile endeavor we are participating in. The board will review unsolicited requests for donations as they are received. Requests that meet the overall mission statement will be given consideration by the board and approved on a quarterly basis. Those requests that don’t meet the criteria of our mission statement will be sent a turn down letter on behalf of the Foundation.


COLLEGE & TECHNICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

All dependent children of active AriensCo Employees along with local students from Brillion, Hilbert, Reedsville, Valders, Wrightstown or Chilton, Wisconsin are invited to apply for one of two scholarship programs designed to help offset the costs associated with post-secondary education. The Ariens Family Foundation is committed to assisting high school students to further their education by assisting them in financing their educational costs.

"Everyone we touch has to be treated like someone special. And if we all thought that way, and worked that way, we'd be eternally successful..."
- Mike Ariens

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants of the Ariens Family Foundation scholarship program must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Must be currently enrolled in his or her final year of high school.
  • Must be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at a college, university, two-year college, vocational-technical school or certification or apprenticeship program for the entire academic year.
  • Applicants may only apply for one program.
  • Applicants must be attending a public high school in Brillion, Hilbert, Reedsville, Valders, Wrightstown or Chilton, Wisconsin; or be the child of an employee of AriensCo that has been employed for at least one year.

SELECT THE SCHOLARSHIP FOR WHICH YOU WILL APPLY

The Ariens Family Foundation College Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have demonstrated high academic performance, leadership and participation in high school and community activities.


This is a one time, $2,000 award, to be awarded to students who will be enrolled in full-time post-secondary study leading to baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree.


APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Interested students must complete the online application by clicking here.
All Applications Are Due April 8 by 11:59 p.m. Central Time.


NOTIFICATIONS

Scholarship awards will be granted by June 1st with notifications sent out prior to the student starting school.


(Subject to pending IRS approval)


NOT ABLE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION ONLINE?

If you are unable to access the application online or are having technical difficulties during the application process, please contact:

Jill Muthig
Scholarship Manager
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region 
920.702.7619  | 4455 W. Lawrence St.  Appleton, WI 54914 


PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Payments are made upon receiving an enrollment verification letter from the college in which the student will be attending. It is the student's responsibility to ensure this enrollment verification letter is submitted prior to August 1st. No payment will be made until this is received.


OBLIGATIONS

Recipients have no obligations to the AriensCo. They are, however upon request, required to supply the Ariens Family Foundation with complete transcripts and to notify the Foundation of any changes of address, school enrollment or other relevant information. Recipients may be required to sign an award agreement that requires the scholarship to be returned if it cannot be used for its intended purpose (such as if a student drops out of his or her program). Applicants are obligated to provide true, correct and complete information on their scholarship applications, including accurate grade transcripts. Submission of false information on an application may result in forfeiture of a scholarship.


REVISION POLICY

Ariens Family Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of the scholarship programs and to make changes at any time including termination of the programs.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Questions about either of these programs should be addressed to:

Tanya Dallas
c/o Ariens Family Foundation
655 W Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110

Or by sending an email to info@ariensfamilyfoundation.org


CONTACT US
655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion WI 54110

CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Mark R. Olsen

SECRETARY
Tanya Dallas

BOARD MEMBER
Mary M. Ariens

BOARD MEMBER
Nicholas Ariens

BOARD MEMBER
Daniel Ariens II

BOARD MEMBER
Leone Pahl 

BOARD MEMBER
Matt Vechart

BOARD MEMBER, TREASURER
Morgan Schadrie

Emeritus
H. James Jenson

PAST LEADERSHIP

Francis Ariens
President
1967-1999

Mando Ariens
Founder
1967

Mike Ariens
Advisor
1969-1992

Mary M. Ariens
President
1999-2015