PRESS RELEASE

Information Contact:
Ashley Schumacher, ALCIVIA
ashley.schumacher@ALCIVIA.com; 608-819-3102

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2022

ALCIVIA awards 25 scholarships to aspiring local youth leaders

COTTAGE GROVE, WI – ALCIVIA is pleased to announce the winners of our annual scholarships. The cooperative recently presented 25 scholarships of $1,000 each to a group of local high school seniors and collegiate students pursuing post-secondary education. Scholarships were awarded during ALCIVIA’s annual scholarship reception, that was held virtually to bring students together from across the state of Wisconsin. Recipients were able to discuss future goals and aspirations with ALCIVIA leadership during the reception.

“We are proud to invest in the future of agriculture and youth leaders. It is a pleasure to help students along their academic journey. By awarding scholarships, we are able to set students on a path to success. They have excelled not only in academics, but also in their personal and extra-curricular endeavors” emphasized Jim Dell, CEO and President of ALCIVIA.

The ALCIVIA scholarship program encourages academic, professional, and leadership development. ALCIVIA is delighted to announce the 2021-22 winners.

Alexis Boston – Milton, WI, parents, Chris Boston and Heather Jones-Robers  
Barbara Dittrich – Alama, WI, parents, Don and Billie Dittrich
Bridgett Bergmann – St. Croix Falls, WI, parents, Will and Stacy Bergmann
Connor Brickley – Oregon, WI, parents, Dave and Elaine Brickley
Dresden Lambert – Fountain City, WI, parent, Robert and Cindy Lambert
Emily Strauss – Lake Mills, WI, parents, Bruce and Tammy Strauss
Janessa Perry – Independence, WI, parent, Jennifer and Travis Perry
Kristen Felton – Wisconsin Dells, WI, parents, Kelly and Matthew Felton
Luke Trustem – Evansvillle, WI, parents, Sandy Larson and Jim Trustem
Brady Boelter – Randolph, WI, parents, Heath and Kelly Boelter
Brady Dehnke – Augusta, WI, parents, James and Rhonda Dehnke
Caleb Lokker – Baldwin, WI, parent, Randall Lokker
Calli Storms – Richland, WI, parents, David and Beth Storms
Claire Anderson – Spring Valley, WI, parents, Byron and Sara Anderson
Courtney Glenna – Amery, WI, parents, Randy and Charlotte Glenna
Deidra Meyer – Amery, WI, parents, Derrick and Debbie Meyer
Ethan Fredie – Durand, WI, parents, Rob and Pam Fedie
Faith Baerwolf – Columbus, WI, parents, Jennifer and James Baerwolf
Justyne Frisle – Prairie Farm, WI, parents, Dean and Leslie Frisle
Katie Nusbaum – Monroe, WI, parents, Scott and Briget Nusbaum
Madison Moses – Menomonie, WI, parents, Clint and Nora Moses
Maryann Gudenkauf – Menomonie, WI, parents, Mike and Anna Gudenkauf
Michael Schaal – Menomonie, WI, parents, Brian and Renee Schaal
Nathan Stanek – Menomonie, WI, parents, Greg and Jennifer Stanek
Taylor Himebauch – Union Grove, WI, parent, Beth Helding

ALCIVIA has awarded almost 900 scholarships totaling more than $440,850 to students since 1989 in support of building a strong future for its members, its communities, and the world.

“For many years, ALCIVIA has demonstrated a commitment to investing in the future of agriculture and the communities it serves. Providing scholarships for the children of co-op members is just one of the many ways ALCIVIA delivers on that commitment. This year’s recipients are poised for a bright future,” said Jim Lange, ALCIVIA’s board chairman.

Recipients were selected from a pool of applicants based on cumulative grade point average, leadership, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal motivation, and academic and career goals. All members and employees of ALCIVIA and their children attending four-year universities, two-year technical programs or short courses and high school seniors planning for post-secondary education were eligible to apply for the awards.

ALCIVIA is a leading, member-owned agricultural and energy cooperative driven by our passion for excellence and a future without boundaries. Located in Wisconsin and serving farm, business and retail customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa, our engaged employees provide innovative, responsible solutions to help drive the immediate and long-term success of our customers, including competitive operating loans and input financing, as well as best-in-class products and services for the agronomy, animal nutrition, energy, and grain needs of our customers.

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ALCIVIA's CEO, board chair and senior leadership congratulate the scholarship recipients on their achievements.