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Ariens Family Foundation awards scholarships to local students

July 6, 2023

The Brillion News

RILLION – The Ariens Family Foundation awarded 17 scholarships to graduating seniors from Brillion and other area high schools as part of its dedication to supporting educational growth within our communities.

Since its creation in 1967, the Ariens Family Foundation has supported community youth through donations to area science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, and through monetary awards to graduating high school students continuing their formal education.

Scholarships are offered to those attending a public high school in Brillion, Hilbert, Reedsville, Valders, Wrightstown and Chilton, as well as in other locations where AriensCo has operations. Graduating children of AriensCo employees who had at least one year with the company are also eligible to apply.

In addition to scholarships to help fund bachelors, technical or certification/apprenticeship programs, the Foundation awards one student pursuing an engineering degree with the Steve (Mando) and Christine Ariens Engineering Scholarship. All selections are based on academic performance, leadership and participation in extracurricular and community activities.

According to Ariens Family Foundation Chairman Mark Olsen, a focus on community and helping young people continue their formal education is a focal point of the Foundation.

“These scholarship opportunities are an example of our dedication to growing talent from within the community,” says Olsen. “These kids are off to a great start, and we’re pleased to reward their hard work with a scholarship that represents an investment into their future. We want to help them succeed in their chosen professions and add value to the communities where they’ll live.”

The 2023 recipients of the Ariens Family Foundation Scholarship are Garett Deiter (Brillion), Jackson Olson (Valders), Alaina Schwahn (Brillion), Parker Braun (Brillion), Natalie Rutkowski (Brillion), Beau Koltz (Wrightstown), Kallie Kietzer (Brillion), Canyon Fox (Brillion), Cody Hassemer (Wrightstown), Brett Maier (De Pere), Carson Grenzer (Hilbert), Daniel Reindl (Oostburg), Olivia Schwarz (Brillion), Paige Gindt (Hortonville), Samuel Schmalz (Reedsville) and Brillion High School Valedictorian Kristen Roggenbeaur.

The 2023 Steve (Mando) and Christine Ariens Engineering Scholarship was awarded to Michael Fischer from Brillion High School. Congratulations to these students, as well as the entire class of 2023.

Learn more about the Ariens Family Foundation and these scholarships at

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