Batavia—The Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit, charitable organization, announces the scholarship applications for the 2012-13 school year are now available. The application deadline for college and university undergraduate scholarships is March 1 of each year. Prospective students living within a 12-mile radius of Batavia are eligible to apply.
Criteria for granting scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and academic scholarship. Character references, the quality of the applicant’s letter of intent, and work experience are also considered to ensure successful selections. The general undergraduate scholarships offer payment toward tuition and fees for students pursuing studies at any accredited college or university. The William Carlyle Furnas Scholarship, Leto M. Furnas Scholarship, Robert Buckner Scholarship and Doris L. Nary Nursing Scholarship are granted to one individual each year. All applications must be United States citizens and students must re-apply for a scholarship each year.
Hansen-Furnas Foundation Inc.
General Undergraduate Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to individuals planning to enroll, or enrolled, as undergraduate students. These awards offer a maximum of $3,000 per year.
William Carlyle Furnas
This full-tuition scholarship is awarded to a student planning to enroll, or enrolled at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Leto M. Furnas Graduate
Scholarship for Women
This scholarship is awarded to a woman planning to enroll, or currently enrolled in, a post-graduate degree. This tuition award is a maximum of $5,000 per grant.
Doris L. Nary RN to BSN
This scholarship is awarded to an RN attending college to complete a BSN. Applicants must also be currently employed at Delnor, Mercy or Copley hospitals. The amount of this award is $5,000 per grant.
William Carlyle Furnas and Hansen-Furnas Foundation Scholarship applications are now available in your local area high school guidance counselor’s office. In addition, all scholarship applications (new, renewal, graduate, nursing) are available outside the foundation office at 28 S. Water St., Suite 310, Batavia. If you have any questions, please call (630) 761-1390. Deadline for receipt of all applications is March 1.