BARABOO, WI – February 3, 2017 — The Wisconsin Holstein Association is seeking students enrolled in a four-year, one or two-year or short course or technical school ag-related program to apply for available scholarships that range from $250 to $1000. All Wisconsin Holstein members are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Students majoring in agricultural degrees are given highest consideration, and non-agricultural majors that plan to have a career that contributes to rural communities also will be given consideration.
The Gordon Berg and Marlowe Nelson Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a technical college, two-year, or short course agriculture program in the amount of $1,000 each. The Doris Morris Memorial Scholarship and Bradley Fust Memorial Scholarship recipients also receive a $1,000. The John Klossner Memorial Scholarship and John Selz Memorial Scholarships will also be awarded in the amount of $1,000. New for 2017 is the Geraldine Cooper Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded in the amount of $500.
Eligibility for all scholarships requires that applicants be a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Association at the time of application, enrolled in a four-year college, a one or two-year tech school, a short course program, or be a high school senior admitted into one of the before mentioned programs. Scholarships are capped at $1,000 per scholarship recipient. Previous winners who were awarded less than the $1,000 can apply again. In 2016, the Scholarship Committee awarded over $16,000 in scholarships to Wisconsin Holstein members.
Scholarship applications can be found on www.wisholsteins.com under the Awards/Junior Awards area of the site. Materials need to be postmarked by March 1, 2017, and mailed to the WI Holstein office at 902 Eighth Ave, Baraboo WI 53913. Contact the office with additional inquiries at 800.223.4269 or [email protected].
Wisconsin Holstein is a not-for-profit membership organization with the purpose of promoting the Wisconsin Registered Holstein Breed and its breeders and owners. For more information visit the WHA website at www.wisholsteins.com.