Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is offering up to 10 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to study agriculture or forestry at one of 22 universities or technical colleges. "The goal of these Agribusiness/Forestry Scholarships is to help young people in our service territory develop the skills, leadership abilities and technical knowledge to meet the challenges of farming, forestry or other agribusiness occupations," says Michael Kawleski, WPS agriculture market leader.
A committee of professional agricultural leaders will select the scholarship recipients. The scholarships given will be a combination of four-year non-renewable college scholarships ($1,000) and two-year non-renewable technical college scholarships ($500).
To qualify for scholarships, the applicants must:
- Be a high school senior graduating in the current academic year.
- Meet the admission requirements of the selected university or technical college.
- Be the son/daughter of a customer with a primary residence in Wisconsin Public Service or Upper
- Peninsula Power Company territories, or the son/daughter of a WPS or UPPCO employee.
- Fill out an official online application form and mail it along with three (3) letters of recommendation.
Applications must be received by February 1, 2009. An application form and list of participating schools can be found at www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/news/campus/agribusiness.aspx. Anyone with questions can call toll-free at 1-800-450-7260.
Award recipients will be notified of their selection by June. Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the award winner's technical college or university, and applied directly to school costs associated with the beginning of the 2009 fall term.