Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Associate Division / Auxiliary Scholarships Now Available

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 these annual scholarships is to provide financial assistance to students whose immediate families are members of the WPVGA.

There is also a special additional scholarship that will be awarded to the top candidate among all applicants. The Avis M. Wysocki Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 to honor Avis, who was a founding member of the Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary and an integral part of the Wisconsin potato industry. Through a fundraiser held by the Associate Division earlier this year, along with a special contribution from the Auxiliary, this year’s winner of the Avis M. Wysocki Memorial Scholarship will receive $2,940 in scholarship funds.

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 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 emailed to jbraun@wisconsinpotatoes.com, or mailed to Julie Braun, WPVGA, P.O. Box 327, Antigo, WI 54409. If you have questions, please call Julie at the WPVGA Office at (715) 623-7683. The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

Click here to download the 2017 Scholarship Application.

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