The Wisconsin Holstein Association will be awarding nearly $13,000 in scholarships to 13 of its best and brightest youth. Awards will be given to college students studying agriculture and related fields at the annual Junior Holstein Convention to be held in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Jan. 8-10, 2011.
Mitch Kappelman of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, will receive the Elroy Borgwardt Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Borgwardt, a long-time Holstein Breeder from Valders, Wisconsin, who was past president of the Association and a National Holstein director. It is awarded to a student enrolled in an agriculture-related post high school education. Kappelman is the 19-year-old son of Peter and Shellie Kappelman and is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin – Madison majoring in dairy science with a business emphasis.
Dustin Huser of Vesper, Wisconsin, will receive the Gordon Berg Memorial Scholarship. Berg was also a long-time Wisconsin Holstein member and breeder from Brownsville, Wisconsin. This scholarship is given to a student enrolled in a technical college, two-year, or short course agriculture program. Huser is the 19-year-old son of Dave and Adele Huser and is in his second year of study at in the Farm Operations Program at Mid-State Technical College of Marshfield, Wisconsin.
A scholarship founded in 2010 will be given in memory of Doris Morris. Morris, her husband, Arden, along with Arden’s brother, Maldwyn, and his wife, Inez, owned and operated Arwyn Farms in Waukesha County for more than 40 years. This year’s recipient of the Doris Morris Memorial Scholarship is Kelly Lee of Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. Lee is the 20-year-old daughter of Terry Lee and Grant and Katie DeBruin and is in her second year at Cornell University studying animal science.
A new scholarship developed for 2011 is the Brad Fust Memorial Scholarship. Fust was an enthusiastic member of the Junior Holstein Association from Wausau, Wisconsin, and this scholarship was established by his parents, Brian and Wendy Fust, with the sale of one of Fust’s heifers. Lee Slattery, Rudolph, Wisconsin, will receive the first-ever scholarship in Fust’s name. Slattery is the 21-year-old son of Patrick and Carol Slattery and is in his senior year pursuing a degree in agriculture and applied economics from UW – Madison.
There are eight recipients of four-year degree program scholarships from Wisconsin Holstein. The first is Hillary Hartley of Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin; Hartley is the 20-year-old daughter of Dean and Donna Hartley and attends University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse. She serves as the Wisconsin Holstein Princess.
Cara Biely of Reedsville, Wisconsin, is also a recipient of a four-year degree scholarship. Biely is the 18-year-old daughter of Mark and Lois Biely and is a freshman at UW – Madison majoring in dairy science. Biely is the Wisconsin Holstein Princess Attendant.
Also receiving a scholarship is Kelly Sime of Stoughton, Wisconsin. Sime is the 22-year-old daughter of Bruce and Kim Sime, and is in her fourth year at UW – Madison studying dairy science with a business emphasis.
Isaac Solum of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, will also receive a WHA scholarship. Solum is the 19-year-old son of Wayne and Cathleen Solum, and will soon receive his associate’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Barron County before transferring to the University of Wisconsin – River Falls to pursue a degree in dairy science.
The next recipient of a Wisconsin Holstein four-year scholarship is Kelsey Waldschmidt of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Waldschmidt is the 19-year-old daughter of Norm and Kathy Waldschmidt and has enrolled at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, pursuing a degree in human resources.
Paige Vossekuil of Brandon, Wisconsin, is another scholarship recipient. Vossekuil is the 18-year-old daughter of Scott and Robin Vossekuil and is a freshman at UW – River Falls studying dairy science.
The next recipient of a scholarship is Brandon Kruswick of Algoma, Wisconsin. Kruswick is the 20-year-old son of Lori Kruswick. He is a junior at UW – Madison pursuing a degree in dairy science with a business emphasis.
Also receiving a four-year scholarship is Christine McFarland of Watertown, Wisconsin. McFarland is the 19-year-old daughter of Peter and Cynthia McFarland. She is a freshman at UW – Madison studying dairy science.
Kayla Solum will also receive a four-year scholarship from Wisconsin Holstein. Solum is the 20-year-old daughter of Cathleen and Wayne Solum of Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She is a junior at UW – River Falls pursuing a degree in dairy science with a management option.
To apply for these scholarships in 2012, applicants must submit an application along with two letters of reference by March 1, 2011. For an application form visit www.wisholsteins.com or contact WHA at (800) 223-4269. PD
—From Wisconsin Holstein news release