Edward R. Burn grew up in an environment without many breaks or privileges but rather he looked for opportunities. In 1986, he established a trust to give scholarships to students for vocational/technical school.
He was instrumental in starting the Beloit Memorial High School Scholarship Fund Program. It is in his name that these scholarships are presented.
- A senior at Beloit Memorial High School
- Has demonstrated good citizenship while at school and in the community
- A student who is prepared to enter an accredited trade/technical institution in the school term following graduation