The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) has established five endowed scholarship funds for students pursuing careers related to cranberry production. These funds are established from the net proceeds of the annual WSCGA Cranberry Golf Open and WSCGA Sporting Clay Shoot. Scholarship funds include:
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
This scholarship is available to junior or senior students in good standing pursuing a degree in the following majors: Marketing, Management, Community Health Education, School Health Education. Recipients are selected by UW – La Crosse. For more information and application materials, contact Sara Olson at 608-785-8491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Wisconsin – Madison
This scholarship is available to junior and senior students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a field related to cranberry production. Undergraduate students in the departments of Horticulture, Entomology, Soil Science and Plant Pathology are eligible, as are other appropriate students. The recipients are chosen by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences based on academics and need. Students with a background or previous experience in cranberry production receive special consideration. Information and application forms can be obtained online or from Scott Johnson, 116 Ag Hall, Room 103, Madison, WI 53706, 608-262-3001.
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
This scholarship is available to a junior or senior student in good standing pursuing a degree in the following majors: Biology, Environmental Communication, Environmental Education, Forestry, Natural Science, Resource Management, Water Resources or Wildlife. Preference may be given to students who have a background in cranberry production. Recipients are selected by the College of Natural Resources at UW - Stevens Point. Information and applications can be found online or by contacting the College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897, 715-346-4617.
Wisconsin Technical Colleges
This scholarship fund is housed at the Western Wisconsin Technical College Foundation, but is available to students attending any of the state’s technical colleges. To qualify, applicants must be full-time students enrolled in one of 18 programs provided by the technical college system. For more information can be found online or by contacting the scholarship office at your technical college or Lynn Reister, WWTC Foundation, 304 Sixth Street North, P.O. Box C-0908, La Crosse, WI 54602-0908, 608-785-9487.
University of Wisconsin – River Falls
This scholarship if available to a junior or senior undergraduate student in good academic standing pursuing a degree in the following majors: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Studies, Biotechnology, Crops & Soils, Food Science and Technology, Horticulture or marketing Communications. Preference will be given to a student who has been personally involved or has immediate family members who are involved in the production and/or processing of cranberries as an agronomic crop. Recipients are selected by the scholarship committee of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Information and applications can be found online or by contacting the UW-River Falls Foundation, 410 S. Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022, 715-425-3505.