New Auburn School District Scholarship Endowed Fund

"When current students see that former students are donating to support scholarships, it makes a lasting impression."

The New Auburn School District Scholarship Endowed Fund is a designated fund that will help graduates of the New Auburn School District who are pursuing post-secondary education.

"We want to help students look to the future and let them know we can help meet the cost of their academic needs, a cost that is continually growing," notes Brenda Scheil, AgriScience Instructor and FFA Advisor at New Auburn School District.

Recognizing that opportunities are not as prevalent in a small community, the fund has a goal of offering a scholarship to every student who plans to continue their education, especially students who may not be eligible for other scholarships.

"New Auburn is a small community that only has so many dollars offered as grants. There are just not as many opportunities in such a small community," says Scheil.

Beginning as a Seedling Fund, this fund was grown through community contributions and endowed at the Community Foundation of Chippewa County.  As an endowment, it will provide a lasting source of scholarship funds. The School District will choose scholarship award winners and set their own criteria for nominations, meanwhile Community Foundation manages the fund .   

Donors are recognized with their name shown on the Legacy Tree display at the school. When asked about the display of donors, Scheil reflects "To look back and see the recognition tree, it reminds us that when we plant that seed, it grows into financial strength and shows the students we believe in them." The tree also sparks interest and enthusiasm from alumni and local individuals, inspiring them to also donate and help the youth of the New Auburn community. "We're creating a model that can educate students on the importance of paying it forward with the alumni setting an example for graduates to follow," says Scheil.

The District has observed a positive spirit among students as they consider education beyond high school with excitement rather than hesitation.

Through continued donations, this fund will strengthen the New Auburn community for generations.

Grants provide scholarships to benefit graduates of the New Auburn School District pursuing post-secondary education.

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