Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Associate Division / Auxiliary Scholarships Available

April 4th, 2016 | Posted in: Community Outreach, News

The WPVGA Associate Division and Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary are pleased to inform you of scholarships totaling $6,000, available to students at post-secondary institutions. The Associate Division and Auxiliary Boards of Directors will award the full $6,000, but may decide to award several smaller scholarships based on the number of applicants and their merits. The purpose of this annual scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students whose immediate family are members of the WPVGA.

The Associate Division is also excited to announce a brand new additional scholarship opportunity this year. Through a special fundraiser held earlier this year, the Associate Division Board was able to raise $3,250 in proceeds which will be awarded to one deserving candidate. The top candidate among applicants will be selected to receive the Avis M. Wysocki Memorial Scholarship. This special scholarship has been created in honor of Avis M. Wysocki, who was a founding member of the Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary and an integral part of the Wisconsin potato industry. Avis passed away in October of 2015, but the board is proud to be able to pay homage to her through the establishment of this scholarship.

The scholarships detailed above can be used to defray educational expenses and are open to students in undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Applicants must be original residents of Wisconsin and are eligible to reapply in subsequent years regardless if they have been previously awarded a scholarship.

The selection of a scholarship winner will be based on the following criteria:

• Merit – e.g. G.P.A., extra-curricular activities, etc.
• Financial need
• Other information provided in the application
• The recipient must attend an accredited Wisconsin school of higher education as a full-time graduate or undergraduate student.
• The recipient must meet the entry requirements of the selected accredited Wisconsin school of higher education (grade point average, etc.).

Some of the information requested in the application may be considered personal or confidential. You may choose not to provide such information; however, the selection committee making decisions requests information on your financial status since Associate Division and Auxiliary scholarships may be partially based on financial need. You are encouraged to complete the scholarship application form in a professional manner. The applicant must properly complete and type the formal application. Hand-written applications will not be considered. Remember, the application will be the only representation of you that the selection committee has a chance to see.

Completed applications and transcripts should be mailed to Julie Braun, WPVGA, P.O. Box 327, Antigo, WI  54409, or emailed to jbraun@wisconsinpotatoes.com. The application deadline is May 1, 2016

Click here for the scholarship application form:

WPVGA Associate Division-Auxiliary Scholarship Application

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