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Apply For Your
Scholarship Today!

Since 2014, the Washington County Dairy Promotion Committee has awarded high school graduates with a scholarship to attend college with an emphasis on agriculture. The applicant must reside or attend school or be employed in Washington County (WI). 

A. Applicant must reside or attend school or be employed in Washington County WI.
B. Applicant must have or be nearing successful completion of a high school diploma or GED.
C. Applicant must be a new or continuing student at any at any accredited
technical school, trade school, college, or university with an emphasis in agriculture or a somewhat
related field.

A. Up to three $1250 scholarships will be awarded (If no eligible candidates are found, the scholarship
committee has the right to withhold presentation of the awards).
B. Scholarships will be presented to the recipients at the annual Washington County Breakfast on the
Farm on 6/8/23.

How to apply
A. Complete and provide:
         1. Application form
         2. At least two letters of recommendation (guidance counselor, teacher, employer, mentor, etc.)
         3. Transcripts of High School or post-secondary grades from previous semester with a
         4. Include a one-page essay (not to exceed 400 words) explaining:

             a. Why have you selected an education in agriculture or related field?
             b. What are your future career goals?
             c. What makes you a unique candidate for this scholarship?
B. Forms can be obtained by e-mailing ( or visiting . Applications must be submitted by mail postmarked
no later than April 15, 2024, to the person and address listed below. Applications received with postage due will not be considered.

Selection process
A. Selection to be made on the recommendation of the scholarship committee based upon:
     1. An essay by the applicant limited to one page explaining their goals, objectives and need.
     2. Two letters of recommendation (from a teacher, employer, counselor, mentor, etc. - parents or
         guardian excluded) to be submitted with application.
     3. Transcript of high school grades.
     4. Neatness and attention to detail will be part of the selection process. Essay letter must be
         signed by applicant.

Payment of scholarship funds
Proof of completion of the first semester’s course of study via transcript of grades is required
by February 1, 2025. A 2.5 C+ grade point average or better and enrollment in the second
semester studies are also required. Payment to be made by February 14, 2025.

Submit application no later than April 15 to: 

Ellen Schaefer 

6627 County Road M

West Bend, WI 53090

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