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UW-Madison AWA Awards Scholarships to Members
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/19/2017

The Association of Women in Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has awarded 19 scholarships totaling over $10,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. The funds were made possible through the generous support of AWA alumni and friends.

Three student-members received $1,000 scholarships made possible by the Daughters and Demeter, a charitable organization made up of women interested in agriculture. Scholarship recipients included Abigail Martin, Janesville; Sara Griswold, Black Earth; and Mariah Martin, Brooklyn

Clare Gietzel, Monticello; and Taylre Wilke, Loyal, received the Dr. Larry Satter Memorial Scholarship. Kristen Broege, Janesville, earned the Dr. David Dickson Memorial Scholarship; Ciera Ballmer, Janesville, was the recipient of the $500 Delma Woodburn Memorial Scholarship; and Alison Wedig, Darlington, was given the Cynthia Benevenga Memorial Scholarship.

Students who earned $500 AWA House Resident Scholarships included Grace Skarlupka, DePere; and Madeline Selner, Denmark.

Six AWA Member scholarships were awarded to Jessica Wendt, Stoughton; Rebecca Shilts, Orfordville; Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona; Kathryn Borden, Oregon; Molly Hendrickson, Hollendale; and Nicole Pralle, Humbird.

The Nicole Bangart Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Marissa Klister, Wrightstown. And the Kelsey Jo Olson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Lauren Baker, Greenville.

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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