The Association of Women in Agriculture at UW-Madison has awarded members $4000 in scholarships for the 2008-2009 school year.
Three women received a $750 - Daughters of Demeter Scholarship. They include: Rachael Herschleb, a senior from DeForest, Wis., majoring in Animal Science and Life Sciences Communication; Ashley Sprengler, a junior from Plato, Minn., majoring in Dairy Science; and Hannah Uhlenhake, a senior from Salem, Wis., majoring in Biological Systems Engineering. Also receiving a $750 scholarship provided by the AWA Foundation was Lindsay Morris, a senior from Watertown, Wis., majoring in Dairy Science.
Two members also received $500 scholarships. Stephanie Paull, a junior from Ridgeway, Wis., majoring in Agricultural Business Management, received the Dr. Larry Satter Memorial Scholarship. Dana Mohn, a sophomore from Lakeville, Minn., majoring in Dairy Science, was awarded the Delma Woodburn Memorial Scholarship.
AWA is a professional, service and social student organization on the UW campus. Founded in 1973, its mission is to support women and their role in the field of agriculture. Scholarship recipients were selected through an application process based on their involvement in the organization, academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and letters of recommendation.
The Daughters of Demeter is a charitable organization consisting of UW-Madison's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty spouses. This group, which is 150 members strong, contributes $10,000 annually toward CALS scholarships.
Two memorial scholarships have been named in honor of individuals recognized for their important early contributions to AWA. Dr. Larry Satter, a former UW-Madison Professor of Dairy Science and world renowned dairy nutritional scientist, served as AWA's longtime campus advisor. Mrs. Delma Woodburn, a 1921 UW-Madison graduate in Economics and wife of a UW Engineering Professor, shared a keen interest in women's success in agriculture and provided both encouragement and funding to AWA.
To learn more about AWA, visit www.uwmadisonawa.org.