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Wisconsin Holstein Scholarship Applications Due March 1st

Baraboo, Wis. – January 31, 2012 - The Wisconsin Holstein Association is again 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. Non-agricultural majors that plan to have a career that contributes to rural communities also will be given consideration.

The Gordon Berg Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in a technical college, two-year, or short course agriculture program in the amount of $1,000. The Doris Morris Memorial Scholarship and Bradley Fust Memorial Scholarship recipients also receive a $1,000.

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 $1000 can apply again. In 2011, the Scholarship Committee awarded $12,000 in scholarships to Wisconsin Holstein members.

Scholarship applications can be found on www.wisholsteins.com under the JuniorActivities/Awards area of the site. Materials need to be postmarked by March 1st , 2012 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 larryn@wisholsteins.com.