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.
Applicants to the The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program must be:
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.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 20, 2021 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.