ProVision Partners Cooperative - Scholarships
Annually, ProVision Partners Cooperative offers scholarships to youth from area high schools. Students applying for these scholarships must be graduating seniors in our trade territories in 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 12,000 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
Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded this year. The Direct Member Scholarship program is open to all children and grandchildren of Land O'Lakes' direct producer members (class B and D). Students applying must currently be a high school senior entering either a two- or four-year school in fall of 2020. All majors are welcome to apply.
Cooperative Awards Scholarships
ProVision Partners Cooperative has awarded scholarships to these 21 students as part of its scholarship program.
Claire Bangart is the daughter of Rick and Peggy Bangart of Stratford. She graduated from Marshfield High School and plans to attend UW-River Falls to major in dairy science.
Anna Beihoffer is the daughter of David and Dawn Beihoffer of Arpin. Anna graduated from Auburndale High School and plans to attend South Dakota State University and major in pre-chiropractic.
Carley Jo Ciolkosz
Carley Jo Ciolkosz is the daughter of Bill and Bridget Ciolkosz of Thorp. She graduated from Thorp High School and plans to attend UW-River Falls, pursuing a career in calf-care.
Matthew Orlin Fischer
Matthew Orlin Fischer is the son of Paul and Sara Fischer of Owen. Matthew graduated from Owen-Withee High School and plans to study dairy science at UW-River Falls.
Danika Griepentrog is the daughter of Ryan and De Ann Griepentrog of Spencer. Danika graduated from Spencer High School and plans to study sports medicine at UW-Stevens Point.
Sophia Hoffman is the daughter of Thomas and Teonna Hoffman of Stratford. She graduated from Stratford High School and plans to study Healthcare Administration at UW-La Crosse.
Olivia Horn is the daughter of Kenneth and Dawn Horn of Loyal. She graduated from Loyal High School and plans to attend Viterbo University in the fall studying biology.
Ethan Kastenschmidt is the son of Greg and Patty Kastenschmidt of Mindoro. He graduated from Melrose-Mindoro High School and plans to take pre-med courses at UW-Madison.
Lauren Kidd is the daughter of Aaron and Gwen Kidd of Blair. She graduated from Blair-Taylor High School and plans to major in exercise and sport science at UW-La Crosse.
Paul Kollross is the son of John and Phyllis Kollross of Arpin. He graduated from Auburndale High School and plans to major in business at UW-Madison.
Kaitlyn Kruse is the daughter of Paul Kruse and Jenny Besch of Marshfield. Kaitlyn graduated from Marshfield High School and plans to study agricultural business at Iowa State University.
Lily Nagel is the daughter of John and Carlene Nagel of Deerbrook. Lily graduated from Antigo High School and plans to study at Fox Valley Technical College to be a dairy technician.
Logan Loveland is the daughter of Allen and Lisa Ertl of Auburndale. Logan graduated from Auburndale and plans to study rural nursing at UWSP-Marshfield and UW-Eau Claire.
Erin Rasmussen is the daughter of Jeff and Stacy Rasmussen of Owen. Erin graduated from Owen-Withee High School and plans to pursue a pre-veterinary degree at UW-River Falls.
Ian Riehle is the son of Roy and Ina Riehle of Edgar. He graduated from Edgar High School and plans to earn his Aeronautic-Pilot Training (associate degree) from Fox Valley Technical College.
Macie Schmeiser is the daughter of Ricky and Audra Schmeiser of Arpin. She graduated from Auburndale High School this past spring and plans to take courses in occupational therapy.
Aryiah Schuh is the daughter of Ron and Sheri Schuh of Spencer. She graduated from Spencer High School and plans to study biology at Edgewood College to pursue a preveterinary degree.
Lauren Steien, daughter of Eric and Michele Steien of Taylor, graduated from Blair-Taylor High School. She’ll work toward a paramedics degree as a stepping stone to medical school at Madison Area Technical College.
Heidi Strey is the daughter of Steven and Leslie Strey of Osseo. She graduated from Osseo-Fairfield High School and plans to study animal science at UW-River Falls.
Landyn Wayerski, son of Ryan and Tonya Wayerski of Pittsville, graduated from Pittsville High School. He’ll study dairy science and agribusiness at Northcentral Technical College.
Cortney Zimmerman, daughter of Mark and Cheryl Zimmerman of Spencer, graduated from Spencer High School this past spring. Cortney plans to study animal science at South Dakota State University.
Students from the Central Wisconsin area were invited to apply for the scholarships. Participants had to indicate their plans to enroll in a two or four year program or farm short course next fall, supply general information about themselves, explain why they are interested in their chosen career path and explain why they feel cooperatives are important. Participants are scored on their scholastic achievement, leadership, written essay questions and perceived ability to contribute to the society and agriculture in the future.
“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 future education and to consider a field in agriculture as a career,” says Rob Larson, General Manager.
ProVision Partners is an ag supply Co-op that serves agriculture, commercial and urban markets of central Wisconsin and beyond.