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.
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.
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.
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 the appropriate completion of their studies of interest.
In 2021 the Ariens Family Foundation created the Steve (Mando) and Christine Ariens Engineering Scholarship which honors the memory of "Mando" who was instrumental in the engineering and design of the AriensCo product lines and the history of the Ariens family members of the past. To that end this is a one-time per year scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who plans to attend an accredited engineering degree program that will result in the successful candidate to graduate as a degreed engineer. This one-time scholarship will be an award of $20,000 total, which will be paid out in four payments, one each school year with $2,000 in year one, $4,000 in year two, $6,000 in year three and $8,000 in year four.
Interested students must complete the online application by clicking here.
All Applications Are Due April 8 by 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
Scholarship awards will be granted by June 1st with notifications sent out prior to the student starting school.
(Subject to pending IRS approval)
If you are unable to access the application online or are having technical difficulties during the application process, please contact:
Payments are made upon receiving an enrollment verification letter from the college/school of study 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. Payments are not made to any individual.
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.
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.
Questions about the scholarship programs should be addressed to:
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655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion WI 54110
Mark R. OlsenSECRETARY
Morgan SchadrieBOARD MEMBERS
Mary M. Ariens
Daniel Ariens II
Leone M. Pahl
Morgan SchadriePAST LEADERSHIP
Mary M. Ariens