Each year the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce (BRACC) awards the Fern Helbling
Scholarships. Fern Helbling was a local registered nurse who passed away Dec. 21, 1999.
It was her wish that the interest earned from part of her inheritance be used to benefit local
The Fern Helbling Business Scholarship is awarded to a male or female student enrolled in
a four-year college of his or her choice. The student must be at least a college sophomore in
good standing. Students must currently be taking at least six credits and enrolled in a business
curriculum of his or her choice.
A second scholarship being awarded by BRACC is the Women’s Scholarship, a scholarship
awarded to women 25 years of age or older, and enrolled in a two or four-year College and
currently taking at least six credits.
The application and attachments must be returned to the BRACC no later than May 15, 2013.