The Association of Women in Agriculture scholarship recipients were front (l to r): Julie Orth, Kaitlin Gelsinger, Marie Kettler, Jodi Berndtson, Michele Gutenburger, Abbey Wethal, Susie Hodgson and back: Shannon Sattler, Dana Karlen, Breinne Hendrickson, April Jordan, Lauren Holterman, Christine McFarland, Taylor Holterman, and Alexis Blakey.
AWA members awarded scholarships
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) recently awarded 16 scholarships, totaling $9,150, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Three students-members received $1,000 scholarships made possible by the Daughters and Demeter.
Scholarship recipients included Lauren Holterman, junior from Watertown, majoring in Food Science and Life Sciences Communication; Dana Karlen, senior from Monticello, majoring in Animal Science and Dairy Science; and, Shannon Sattler, senior from Hartland, majoring in Genetics.
Abbey Wethal, junior from Brooklyn, majoring in Life Sciences Communication received the $500 David Dickson Scholarship and Susie Hodgson, sophomore from Howards Grove, majoring in Food Science and Dairy Science, was the recipient of the $500 Delma Woodburn Scholarship.
Dickson, known around the world for his dairy cattle evaluation and coaching skills, made significant financial contributions to AWA and mentored many members.
Woodburn, a 1921 economics graduate, who later went to UW-Madison's Farm and Industry Short Course, was the wife of UW Professor James Woodburn. Woodburn shared much interest in women's success in agriculture and provided both encouragement and financial resources to AWA.
Taylor Holterman, freshman from Watertown, majoring in Life Science Communication; Julie Orth, junior from Fennimore, majoring in Community and Non-profit Leadership; Marie Kettler, sophomore from Sheboygan Falls, majoring in Dairy Science; and Kaitlin Gelsinger, freshman from Robesonia, PA, majoring in Dairy Science all received $500 AWA House Scholarships made possible by the generous support of AWA Alumni and friends.
Five student-members received $400 scholarships made possible by the Dr. Larry Satter fund. Satter, a world-renowned dairy scientist, served as AWA's long-time campus advisor.
Scholarship recipients included: Nicole Bangart, sophomore from Chilton, majoring in Animal Science; Jodi Berndtson, freshman from Horicon, majoring in Animal Science; Alexis Blakey, sophomore from Granton, majoring in journalism; Michele Gutenberger, freshman from Westby, majoring in Agricultural Business Management; Breinne Hendrickson, sophomore from Belleville, majoring in Dairy Science and Life Science Communication; and April Jordan, junior from Beaver Dam, majoring in Life Sciences Communications.
Marie Kettler, sophomore from Sheboygan Falls, majoring in Dairy Science, and Christine McFarland, junior from Watertown, received $500 and $750 scholarships, respectively, from the AWA fund.