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 our communities.

HOW WE WILL SUPPORT

Within the greater Brillion community and other locations where Ariens 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 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.

The Foundation has and will continue to award a separate scholarship to the valedictorian of the graduating class of Brillion High School.

COLLEGE & TECHNICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Annually, all dependent children of active Ariens Company Employees along with local students from Brillion, Hilbert, and Reedsville, 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/secondary 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.
  • Priority may be given to students with financial need.
  • Applicants must be attending a public high school in Brillion, Hillbert, or Reedsville, Wisconsin; or be the child of an employee of Ariens that has been employed for at least one year.

Select the Scholarship for Which You Will Apply

Ariens Foundation College Scholarship Award


The Ariens 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, $1000 award, to be awarded to students who will be enrolled in full-time post-secondary study leading to baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree.

Ariens Foundation Technical Scholarship Award


The Ariens Foundation Technical Scholarship Award is presented to high school seniors who have demonstrated motivation to succeed. Selection criteria may include leadership and participation in school and community activities, significant improvement in high school attendance and/or GPA, overcoming a significant obstacle and work experience.


This is a one-time $500 award for students who will be enrolled in any post-secondary accredited educational institution for a post-secondary study program whether or not it leads to a baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree including a two year college, vocational-technical school, or certification or apprenticeship program.


Application Submission

Interested students must complete the online application by clicking here.
All Applications Are Due April 1 by 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
In addition, students must also mail a current, complete transcript of grades to:

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

Notifications

Scholarship awards will be granted by May 1st with notifications sent out prior to the student starting school.
(Subject to pending IRS approval)

Not Able to Access the Application Online?

You may request a paper application by sending an email to info@ariensfoundation.org or mail request to:

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

Applicants submitting their application through the United States mail must also mail a current, complete transcript of grades no later than April 1st.


Payment of Scholarships

Payments are made in biannual installments provided the recipient’s remains an active student and verification of school registration is received from registrar of school.


Obligations

Recipients have no obligations to the Ariens Company. They are, however, 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.


Revision Policy

Ariens 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 Foundation
655 W Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110

Or by sending an email to info@ariensfoundation.org

Contact Us
655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion WI 54110

CHAIRMAN OF BOARD, TREASURER
Mark R. Olsen

SECRETARY
Tanya K. Dallas

BOARD MEMBER
Mary M. Ariens

BOARD MEMBER
Nicholas Ariens

BOARD MEMBER
Leone M. Pahl

BOARD MEMBER
Matt Vechart

BOARD MEMBER
H. James Jensen

Past Leadership

Mando Ariens
Founder
1967

Francis Ariens
President
1967-1999

Mike Ariens
Advisor
1969-1992

Mary M. Ariens
President
1999-2015