PRESS RELEASEInformation Contact:Ashley Schumacher, Marketing Manager, ALCIVIAAshley.Schumacher@ALCIVIA.com; 608.819.3102For Immediate Release: April 25, 2023ALCIVIA awards 25 scholarships to aspiring local youth leadersCOTTAGE 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 so pleased to invest in the future of agriculture and young leaders. It is a pleasure to help students along their academic and career journeys. Awarding scholarships allows us to provide support to students continuing to advance their skillsets. Each year the recipients impress us with their dedication to their academics, along with their extra-curricular and community involvement,” shared Jim Dell, CEO and President of ALCIVIA.The ALCIVIA scholarship program encourages academic, professional, and leadership development. ALCIVIA is delighted to announce the 2022-23 winners: 
High School Recipients            Mariyah Creaser – Menomonie High School, attending UW-River FallsMolly Damm – Columbus High School, attending Winona State or UW-WhitewaterAmelia Dittman – New Richmond High School, attending UW-Madison or UW-Green BayClaire Esselman – Clinton High School, attending Iowa State UniversityRegina Frisle – Prairie Farm High School, attending UW-Madison or UW-River FallsAlan George – Mondovi High School, attending West Texas A&M UniversityAleah Kaeding – Augusta High School, attending Western Technical CollegeSophia Kamm – Baldwin-Woodville High School, attending UW-River FallsNathan Keleher – Benton High School, attending UW-PlattevilleKennedy Kuehni – Stanley-Boyd High School, UndecidedBrooke Luedtke – Pardeeville High School, attending UW-PlattevilleEmma Maly – Clinton High School, attending UW-OshkoshTravis Moelter – River Falls High School, attending UW-Eau ClaireLogan Osero – Amery High School, attending Chippewa Valley Technical CollegeConnor Weltzien – Arcadia High School, Undecided                       College RecipientsMadison Calvert – UW-La Crosse         McKenzie Calvert – UW-La Crosse        Bailey Dobbratz – Carthage College     Teagan Gray – UW-WhitewaterSophie Grieser – UW-Whitewater         Emma Lemke – UW-Platteville  Teresa Miller-Wathke – North Dakota State University  Simon Soldner – UW-River FallsNathan Sorensen – UW-Madison                      Bennett Wilks – Fox Valley Technical College   

ALCIVIA has awarded more than 900 scholarships totaling more than $465,850 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 through the Giving Back program. Getting to know the scholarship recipients and hear about their aspirations is inspiring,” 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 low-interest 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.