Richard Thomas Van Haften Family Scholarship


Scholarship Information


Richard Thomas Van Haften was a man dedicated to family and community.  In honor of his memory, his wife, Charlene, and daughters established this scholarship to help Breckenridge High School students pursue their dreams of post-secondary education. 

2009 is the first year this scholarship has been awarded through the Community Foundation.  Because the scholarship fund is endowed, it will award scholarships forever  to benefit Breckenridge High School students in Mr. Van Haften’s memory. 


Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a graduating senior of Breckenridge High School pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university;
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  • Consideration will be given to those demonstrating financial need;
  • Consideration will be given to the applicant’s service to church, school and community as well as to demonstrated moral character.

Two scholarships available for as much as $550 each.


Previous Recipients

Evan Willman
Garret Doyle

Marcus Tanghe
Wilson Schaub

Jessica Poli
Taylor Story

Kaitlin Story
Erika Wendling
Bo Collins
Kennedy Beebe
Austin Wright
Melony Federspiel


Scholarship Recipients

Chole Sheler
Breckenridge High School
Ryan Schall
Breckenridge High School
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