The Wisconsin Holstein Association will be awarding more than $10,000 in scholarships to college students studying agriculture and related fields at the annual Junior Holstein Convention to be held in Middleton Jan. 2-4.
Receiving the Elroy Borgwardt Memorial Scholarship is Ty Hildebrandt of Hustisford. This scholarship is given in memory of Elroy, a long-time Holstein Breeder from Valders. It is awarded to a student enrolled in an agriculture-related post high school education. Ty is the 19-year-old son of Roger and Fay Hildebrandt of Hustisford and is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in dairy science.
Hans Johnson of Star Prairie will be receiving the Gordon Berg Memorial Scholarship. Berg was also a long-time Wisconsin Holstein member and breeder from Brownsville. This scholarship is given to a student enrolled in a technical college, two-year, or short course agriculture program. Hans is the 19-year-old son of Ted and Gretchen Johnson and plans to study dairy management and agricultural mechanics at a junior college.
Wisconsin Holstein will be awarding a two-year degree program scholarship to Gregg Peirick of Watertown. Gregg is the 20-year-old son of Kay Peirick and is attending UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course.
The second recipient of a Wisconsin Holstein two-year degree program scholarship is Mandy Peirick of Watertown. Mandy is the 19-year-old daughter of Ralph and Beverly Peirick and is in her second year of the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course program.
There are six recipients of four-year degree program scholarships this year from Wisconsin Holstein. The first is Brian Coyne of Spring Valley. Brian is the 20-year-old son of Peter and Lisa Coyne and is in his second year at UW-Madison majoring in dairy science. The second recipient of a four-year scholarship is Shelly Bohn of Watertown. Shelly is the 21-year-old daughter of Daniel and Ellen Bohn and is in her senior year at UW-Madison majoring in dairy science and life science communications.
Also receiving a scholarship is Kayla Moret of Prairie du Chien. Kayla is the 20-year-old daughter of Greg and Kim Moret and is in her third year at UW-Platteville studying animal science with a dairy emphasis. Shianne Lurvey is the 21-year-old daughter of Tom and Mary Lurvey and is the fourth recipient of a four-year scholarship. Shianne is from Lone Rock and is a junior at UW-Madison studying dairy science and life science communications. The fifth recipient of a Wisconsin Holstein four-year scholarship is Krysty Kepler of Viola. Krysty is the 19-year-old daughter of Lonnie and Dana Kepler and a freshman at UW-Platteville studying animal science with a dairy emphasis and agricultural business. The final recipient of a four-year scholarship is Danielle Brown of Dodgeville. Danielle is the 18-year-old daughter of Mark and Angela Brown, and is a freshman at UW-Madison majoring in dairy science.
To apply for Wisconsin Holstein scholarships for 2010, applicants must submit an application along with two letters of reference by March 1, 2009. For an application form visit the web at www.wisholsteins.com or contact the Wisconsin Holstein office at 1-800-223-4269.