The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist former students of select Wisconsin communities’ high schools listed below. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time or part-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
The Bryant Foundation has chosen to offer the program in all Wisconsin communities where Nelson Industries, Inc. had manufacturing plant locations, including Stoughton, which was the corporate headquarters for the company until its sale in 1998. Edwin E. Bryant, a benefactor of the Bryant Foundation, was founder, chairman and CEO of Nelson Industries, Inc. until his death in 1972. Nelson Industries, Inc. continued to be a very successful company and the Bryant Foundation board wishes to acknowledge the importance of all the locations that helped in the company’s success by offering scholarships in these communities.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
Postmark Deadline: April 15, 2020
Applicants to the The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program must be:
Preference is given to nontraditional students who did not go directly to college after high school and who want to attend college, or are currently enrolled in college.
Current high school seniors are not eligible to apply.
Recipients attending a two-year college or vocational/technical school will receive up to $2,000 annually for part-time enrollment or up to $4,000 annually for full-time enrollment.
Recipients attending a four-year college or university will receive up to $6,000 annually for part-time enrollment or up to $12,000 annually for full-time enrollment.
Awards may be renewed for up to five additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining satisfactory academic performance in a part-time or full-time course of study and continuation of the program by The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Selection of Recipients:
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Preference is given to nontraditional students who did not go directly to college after high school and who want to attend college, or are currently enrolled in college.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. play a part in the selection. Applicants, recipients and schools are screened to comply with U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision of Scholarship America as final.
Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. will issue payments to recipients in mid-August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address. Checks are made payable to the school for the student.
Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with all other required materials to Scholarship America postmarked no later than April 15, 2020. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that their application has been received.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.
Open the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window)
Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:
Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.
Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline: April 15, 2020. The mailing address is on the application form.
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Instructions for Completing the Financial Data Section of the Application
The Financial Data section of the application should be completed by the applicant if the applicant is independent or by the applicant’s parents/guardians if the applicant is a dependent. Independent is defined as one who is not claimed as a dependent by the parent/guardian for tax purposes. Information should be from a completed tax return or based on estimated information to be filed with the IRS.
NOTE: Any exceptions to providing financial information as instructed above must be submitted to Scholarship America in writing.
Questions? Contact us:
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc.
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082