Austin Area Foundation announces two scholarships developed for Austin High School graduates

The Austin Area Foundation has announced the opening of two scholarships developed for Austin High School graduates.

The “Carl and Stella Ruzek Scholarship Fund” was established in 2005, by sons Michael, David, and Daniel, to honor and recognize their parents’ belief in the importance of education. Austin Area Foundation took over the administration of this scholarship is 2022.

The “Austin Area Foundation Scholarship for Education Majors” was established in 2021 to encourage and support students desirous of a career in education and honor the careers and dedicated service to the cause of public education as represented by three outstanding educators and administrators: David Krenz, Don Fox, and Dick Lees.

Students who are graduates of Austin High School and are currently enrolled in a four-year college or university are eligible for consideration. Any graduate of Austin High School can apply for the scholarships, regardless of the year of graduation. Additional qualifications for the scholarships apply. One award of $1,000 will be provided to one student for each scholarship.

Scholarship applications are open until 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2023. The evaluation
committee will review applications in April. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by May 15,
2023. To apply, go to the Austin Area Foundation website at, and click on the scholarship application link at the top of the page.