Stefan and Zac Benson are father/son graduates of Webster High School. Stefan and Deb Benson returned to the local area, from the Twin Cities, in 2002 to raise their family and purchase the Webster Ace Hardware. The family opened the Frederic location in 2015.

Webster–– Applications for the 2021 Benson Ace Helpful Place Scholarships are due April 8. Benson Ace Hardware presents $500 scholarships to two seniors at both Webster High School and Frederic High School. Eligible students have a minimum 2.5 grade point average and will work as a skilled trades intern/apprentice or enroll in a technical school program. Skilled trades examples include HVAC, plumbing, electrical, engine/auto repair, welding, and construction.

Benson Ace Hardware awards the scholarships by drawing names from the completed one-page applications.

“We award the scholarships by drawing 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,” said Stefan Benson. “We are committed to helping support the next generation of students in our area going into the trades.”

Interested seniors can obtain an application from the Webster or Frederic counseling offices, or online at Recipients will be recognized during the schools’ annual awards night events during May. Scholarship checks are issued to recipients following 90 days of confirmed technical/trade school attendance, or 90 days of confirmed employment as an intern or apprentice.