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UW-Madison AWA Awards Scholarships to Members
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/15/2019

The Association of Women in Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has awarded 18 scholarships totaling over $95,500 for the 2019-20 academic year. The funds were made possible through the generous support of AWA alumni and friends.

Summer Henschel, a dairy science student from Chilton, received the Dr. Larry Satter Memorial Scholarship. The Dr. David Dickson Scholarship was presented to Emily Franke of Oakfield, who is studying dairy science with a certificate in agricultural business management.

Alexis Luedtke, a biochemistry student from Beaver Dam, was awarded the Delma Woodburn Memorial Scholarship. The Cynthia Benevenga Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Julia Oelke from Merrill, who is studying genetics and genomics with a global health certificate.

AWA House Resident Scholarships were awarded to Alexis Schultz, Watertown, studying agronomy; Catherine Vickerman, Milton, studying genetics and genomics and life sciences communication; and Mena Schmitt, Sun Prairie, studying dairy science with a certificate in agricultural business management.

Eight AWA Active Member scholarships were awarded to Maria Balbach, Cuba City; Jenna Broege, Janesville; Meikah Dado, Amery; Amanda Gimenez, Berlin; Amelia Hayden, Sharon; Stephanie Hoff, Thorp; Haven Olson, DeForest; and Lindsey Sarbacker, Verona.

Liz Grady, Oregon; Emily Matzke Sauk City; and Brooke Moore, Gratiot, each received $1,000 scholarships supported by Demeter.

Meanwhile, the Association of Women in Agriculture Benefit Corporation award scholarships to help the student members achieve their goals and support their education at the University of Wisconsin. They included the Nicole Bangart Memorial Scholarship, awarded to Emma Gwidt of Pulaski; and the Kelsey Jo Olson Memorial Scholarship, awarded to Emma Olstad of Stoughton.

The Association of Women in Agriculture, headquartered on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, is a professional, service and social organization that promotes agriculture and the development of women who serve the agricultural industry.

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