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The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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 scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program must be:

  1. Be current postsecondary undergraduates or high school graduates. Applicants must have at least a high school diploma or GED certificate. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.
  2. Graduated from one of the following high schools in Wisconsin or attended one of these high schools before obtaining a GED:
    • Arcadia High School, Arcadia
    • Black River Falls High, Black River Falls
    • Bloomer High School, Bloomer
    • Mineral Point High, Mineral Point
    • Montello Junior/Senior High School, Montello
    • Neillsville High School, Neillsville
    • Riverdale Schools, Muscoda
    • Stoughton High School, Stoughton
    • Viroqua High School, Viroqua
    • Wautoma High School, Wautoma
  3. Planning to enroll or currently enrolled in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year.

Current high school seniors are not eligible to apply.


Award Information: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. Your maximum award amount is determined by the anticipated graduation date provided on your application. If your graduation date is extended, you will be required to re-apply for the scholarship.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


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.

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 educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • 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.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information Page (required). Please black out SSN.

If a parent claimed you on their most recently filed taxes (2022), you must provide their financial information. If you filed your own taxes and are not claimed as a dependent, you will provide your financial information.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 18, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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