Annually, ProVision Partners Cooperative offers scholarships to youth from area high schools. Students applying for these scholarships must be graduating seniors in Central Wisconsin, enrolled in the short-course program or a two- or four-year curriculum in the fall. Applicants must also supply general information about themselves, explain why they are interested in their chosen career path, and tell why they feel cooperatives are important.
Applicants will be scored on their scholastic achievement, leadership, written essay questions and perceived ability to contribute to the future of their chosen career path.
"The increasing need for specialization in agriculture makes a variety of agricultural career options possible. Our goal is to encourage more young people to pursue these careers," says Rob Larson, General Manager.
ProVision Partners Cooperative is a farm supply cooperative serving over 6,000 patrons in both the farm and urban markets of Marathon, Wood, Portage, Taylor and Clark counties and beyond and is a proud supporter of area youth.
The scholarship deadline is March 31st of each year. Click Here to print off a Scholarship Application
Cooperative 2016 scholarships Awarded
June 2017 – Marshfield, WI –Samuel Bauman, Jessica Becker, Kendra Bores, McKensie Dietsche, Jesse, Albert, Jessica Fuller, Austin Tayolor Gropp, Krista Krultz, Morgan Lindner, Callie Weber, Nick Rueth, Mikayla Schmeiser, Elijah Schuh, Matthew Tyler, Makayla Weigel, Derek Weinfurter, Kayelyn Zimmerman were recently awarded scholarships from ProVision Partners Cooperative as part of the Cooperative’s Scholarship program.
|Elijah John Schuh, Spencer
Son of Ron and Sheri Schuh, Elijah is a graduate of Spencer High School, Elijah plans to attend UW_Stevens Point in the fall to pursue a degree in music education. Upon graduation, he hopes to teach high school vocal music and possibly perform on the side. Elijah was involved in several leadership roles in and outside his school, including Student Council, the National Honor Society, the Science Club and various student volunteer positions inside the Music Department and in his local church
|Krista Lauren Krultz, Neillsville.
Daughter of Scott and Barb Krultz, Krista is a graduate of Neillsville High School. She plans to pursue a dairy science degree at UW-River Falls and find employment in West Central Wisconsin as a dairy nutritionist. Krista has been a 4-H member since she was eight, serving as president, vice- president, treasurer and secretary of her club. She is also a leader on her high school softball team. "I am a role model for the younger players, encouraging them to play with all their hearts and give 110% on and off the field."
|Jessica Marie Fuller, Pittsville
Daughter of Gary and Tammy Fuller, Jessica is a graduate of Pittsville High School. Jessica will study in the Firefighter/paramedic program this fall at Mid-State Technical College. Her goal is to become a full-time firefighter/paramedic. Jessica has been involved in a Teen Leadership Conference at Abbotsford High School. She was one of two students from her school selected to participate in this conference, aimed building leadership and communication skills.
|Kendra Lea Bores, Auburndale
Daughter of Todd and Patti Bores, Kendra is a graduate of Auburndale High School. Kendra plans to attend UW-River Falls and study animal science. Upon graduation, she hopes to work for a dairy sire company as well as own a herd of registered dairy animals. "Since I grew up showing animals, I developed a passion for animal genetics, and I want to work with farmers to help advance their herds in both type and production." Kendra has been a member of Town and Country 4-H where she is currently president and junior dairy leader.
|Jesse James Albert, Edgar
Son of Rachelle Cota, Jesse is a graduate of Edgar High School. In November, Jesse will attend UW-Madison's Farm and Industry Short Course with the option of continuing towards a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Science. His ultimate goal is to own and manage his own herd of cattle. Jesse has worked for the past four years in dairy production and herd management, as well as participating in 4-H and the FFA. He has attended both the FFA National Convention and FFA's 212/360 Leadership Conference.
|Matthew David Tyler, Granton
Son of David and Karen Tyler, Matthew graduated from Granton High School. Matthew plans to attend Mid-State Technical College. "I will be furthering my agricultural knowledge by enrolling in Mid-State's Farm Operations Program," says the young man, adding that he hopes to learn various new practices and procedures and eventually bring them back to his home farm. Matthew is active in the Granton FFA where he has been vice-president for two years. He is also an active member of the Granton High School Student Council.
|Nick Ronald Rueth, Loyal
Son of Rick and Pam Rueth, Nick graduated from Loyal High School. He plans to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College, majoring in the two-year Farm Operation Program. His long-term goal is to bring the knowledge he has learned back to the farm to improve practices. Nick has been involved in FFA, 4-H, National Honor Society, Football and Wrestling. He has been active in FFA for six years, and has attended the State FFA Convention for the past three years. He was also the 2016 Loyal Football Team Captain.
|Morgan Caroline Lindner, Loyal
Daughter of Mitch and Holly Lindner, Morgan graduated from Loyal High School. She will attend Mid-State Technical College, studying under their two-year Farm Operation Program. "I grew up on a family dairy farm and plan on using the skills I develop at school to help operate and manage it," Morgan states. Morgan mentored elementary volleyball players, belonged to the National Honor Society, received the FFA's 2015 Star Farmer award, and participated on a Dairy Judging Team at Madison in 2016.
|Callie Nichole Weber, Colby
Daughter of Kevin and Mary Weber, Callie graduated from Colby High School. She will attend UW-Marshfield, taking courses in history, medicine or journalism. Her goal, upon graduating from college, will be to find a stable job close to home and family. Callie learned teamwork through her participation in high school track. While still in school, she worked at two local businesses, after hours and in the summer, to earn money for college. She also found time to volunteer at her church, working in the kitchen, serving meals and keeping up the grounds with her family.
|Katelyn Ann Zimmerman, Spencer
Daughter of Mark and Cheryl Zimmerman, Katelyn has graduated from Spencer High School. Katelyn plans to attend Iowa State University, majoring in Agriculture and Life Science Education, and minoring in Animal Science. She wants to become an ag education instructor and FFA advisor. This past year, Katelyn had the opportunity to serve on Co-ops Yes and visit various cooperatives Wisconsin and Minnesota. In the future, she plans to pursue a master's degree and a doctorate, becoming either a school superintendent or a postsecondary educator.
|Austin Taylor Gropp, Spencer
The son of Steven and Leesa Gropp, Austin graduated from Spencer High School. He plans to attend Fox Valley Technical College study both agronomy and precision ag He also plans to take courses on dairy cattle management. Austin will use his studies to further the success of his family's dairy farm. Austin has been actively involved in 4H and has served every year he could as an officer in his FFA chapter. He's attended FFA leadership conferences where he learned the importance of setting goals and working to help others in his community.
|Jessica Jean Becker, Spencer
Daughter of Dan and Bernice Becker, Jessica graduated from Spencer High School. She plans to attend Northcentral Technical College at Antigo, studying toward an associate's degree in wood science. This degree program offers students to choose various paths, such as furniture design, craftsmanship, business and engineer technology. From a very young age, Jessica helped with the chores on her family's dairy farm, and in her senior year she added an outside job to her responsibilities. Jessica learned leadership serving in her church and in her local 4-H club.
|Derek James Weinfurter, Pittsville
The son of Jim and Tonya Weinfurter, Derek graduated Pittsville High School and plans to attend UW- Superior to obtain his bachelor's degree in elementary education. "After graduating college," Derek states, "I want to move back to central Wisconsin and work at a school where I can teach children in the third grade or below." A member of the National Honor Society, Derek served as club secretary and tutored students struggling with school. He was also involved in Student Counsel and in the Teen Leadership Council (TLC).
|Samuel C. Bauman, Marshfield
The son of Clark and Lisa Bauman, Samuel graduated from Marshfield High School. He plans to attend UW-Plattville and study agricultural engineering. Derek has been involved in community and school activities including sports, music, Boy Scouts, 4-H, FFA, Skills USA and his church young group. He recently achieved eagle rank, the highest award a 4-H member can receive. "The continued advancement of agriculture is sure to come with the progression of technology, and I would love to be a part of it," he states.
|McKensie Rae Dietsche, Marshfield
McKensie is the daughter of Paul and Janeen Dietsche. She graduated from Marshfield High School and will attend University of Minnesota, studying chemistry and environmental science. McKensie wants to work in a field that will increase energy efficiency while developing new methods that allow for easier access in developing nations. She has served as president of the local National Honor Society and liaison officer for the Student Council. She's also involved in Linsey 4-H Club, Wood County Youth Llama Project, and Faith Lutheran Church Youth Group.
|Makayla Rose Weigel, Marshfield
Daughter of Donald and Roxann Weigel, Makayla graduated Marshfield High School. She plans to attend UW-Marshfield/Wood County for the first one or two years to finish the majority of her general studies. While studying here, Makayla will continue working at her job on the UW-Marshfield Agricultural Research Farm. In the future, she plans to attend UW-River Falls to study dairy science. She hopes to become a herd manager. Makayla has been involved in FFA, serving as chapter officer and attending many leadership conferences.
|Mikayla Ann Schmeiser, Arpin
Daughter of Rick and Audra Schmeiser, Mikayla graduated Auburndale High School and plans to attend UW-Marshfield/Wood County in the fall. She then plans to transfer to UW-Eau Claire, through the satellite nursing program at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, to become a registered nurse. Eventually, she hopes to secure a position at St. Joseph's Hospital as a nurse midwife—her dream job. Throughout high school, Mikayla has been active in DECA, FFA, 4-H, Choir, Student Council and National Honor Society.