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Scholarships for Webster and Frederic Students Pursuing Careers in the Trades


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My son, Zac, and I are Webster High School graduates. Deb and I returned to this area from the Twin Cities to raise our family. Benson Ace Hardware in Webster is the continuation of a hardware store, established in 1967, that we purchased in 2002. In 2015, with Zac as general manager for our company, we opened our Frederic store.

To encourage and support area seniors considering a career in the trades, Benson Ace Hardware is proud and happy to announce Benson ACE Helpful Place Scholarships, an annual program for Webster and Frederic high school seniors. The first scholarship recipients came from the Class of 2020.

  • Each year, Benson Ace Helpful Place Scholarships will present $500 scholarships to two Webster seniors and two Frederic seniors.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Grade point average 2.5 or higher, and plans to attend a technical/trade school, or work as an intern/apprentice with an employer in trades like HVAC, plumbing, electrical, engine/auto repair, welding, or construction.
  • Interested Class of 2021 seniors can obtain an application form in the Webster or Frederic counseling offices, or by clicking the application link here.
  • Applications are due by APRIL 8, 2021.

Adam Dreier and Tate Ovik. Pictured with Zac Benson and Stefan Benson.

2020 Benson Ace scholarship recipients from Webster High School. Adam Dreier (left), and Tate Ovik. Pictured with Zac Benson and Stefan Benson.

To help support the education of any student considering a skilled profession, Benson Ace Hardware awards the scholarships by drawing names from completed applications.

We decided to draw names because we believe success is possible for anyone with hard work and a can-do attitude, along with some prayerful thought and a little bit of luck.

Recipients will be recognized during the schools’ annual awards night events held during May. Scholarship checks will be issued to recipients following 90 days of confirmed technical/trade school attendance, or 90 days of confirmed employment as an intern or apprentice.

We look forward to supporting more students from the next generation pursuing careers in the trades.

- Stefan Benson

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