ARIENS FOUNDATION


MISSION STATEMENT

The Ariens Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to young people who show a desire to continue their formal education. The Foundation will also provide financial support to local area schools that support and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education opportunities in our local communities and children of all Ariens employees. The Foundation will also support other worthwhile family centered activities that improve the quality of life for all within the Brillion Community.


HOW WE WILL SUPPORT

Within the greater Brillion community and other locations where Ariens has a presence the Foundation will provide scholarships to those prospective students that apply for and complete an application in advance of the upcoming school year. All Ariens Company 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 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 Ariens Company Employees along with local students from Brillion, Hilbert, Reedsville, Valders, Wrightstown and Chilton, WI are invited to apply for one of two scholarship programs designed to help offset the costs associated with post-secondary education. The Ariens 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 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, Hillbert, Reedsville, Valders, Wrightstown or Chilton Wisconsin; or be the child of an employee of Ariens that has been employed for at least one year.

ARIENS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Ariens Foundation College and Technical Scholarships are 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, a two year college, vocational-technical school, or certification or apprenticeship program.

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APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Interested students must complete the online application.

All Applications Are Due April 8 by 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
 

SELECTION

Recipient are selected each spring by the Ariens Foundation Scholarship Subcommittee.  Recipient information will be forwarded to the Community Foundation.


ELIGIBIILTY CONSIDERATIONS

The following will be taken into consideration to determine recipients:

Demonstrated high academic performance
Leadership and participation in high school and community activites
Demonstrated motivation to succeed
Significant improvement in high school attendance and/or GPA
Work Experience


PAYMENT PROCESS

Scholarship payments will be released after successful submission and approval from Community Foundation staff of the online scholarship verification form.  Log in to your account on the Community Foundation Web Portal at donor.cffoxvalley.org/SpectrumWebPortal.  Click on Scholarship Applicant, then My Awards.  Select the Scholarship Name then on Follow-up Action, Scholarship Verification Form, towards the bottom of the page.  Complete, save and submit the form.  The scholarship check will be paid directly to the school you will be attending during the first semester.  Most communications between the Community Foundation and the student will be via email.  Please keep us advised of your current email address.


OBLIGATIONS

Recipients have no obligations to the Ariens Company. They are, however upon request, required to supply the Ariens 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.


LOSS OF ELIGIBILITY

Failure to register as a full-time student for the first semester of freshman year at an accredited college, university or technical school.


FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information regarding the scholarships, please visit the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region's website cffoxvalley.org/scholarships or contact us at 920-702-7619 or email at scholarships@cffoxvalley.org


CONTACT US
655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion WI 54110

CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Mark R. Olsen

SECRETARY
Tanya K. Dallas

BOARD MEMBER
Mary M. Ariens

BOARD MEMBER
Nicholas Ariens

BOARD MEMBER
Daniel Ariens II

BOARD MEMBER
Leone M. 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