Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

WPVGA Associate Division / Auxiliary Scholarships Available

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in: 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 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, this year’s winner of the Avis M. Wysocki Memorial Scholarship will receive $1,975 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 scholarship winners will be based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant or applicant’s immediate family must be, or be employed by, a WPVGA grower or Associate Division member.
  • Merit – e.g. G.P.A., extra-curricular activities, etc.
  • Financial need
  • Other information provided in the application
  • The applicant must attend an accredited school of higher education as a full-time graduate or undergraduate student.
  • The applicant must meet the entry requirements of the selected accredited 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. Applications must properly completed and typed. 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.

Please return completed applications to Julie Braun, WPVGA, P.O. Box 327, Antigo, WI 54409-0327 or email to jbraun@wisconsinpotatoes.com. If you have any questions, please call the WPVGA office at (715) 623-7683 and ask for Julie.  Application deadline is May 1, 2019.

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