Cooperative scholarship donations total more than $155,000 in past two decades.
Landmark Services Cooperative announces its 2012 scholarship recipients. The cooperative recently awarded 15 scholarships to collegiate students pursuing postsecondary education in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.
Receiving an award of $750 each, this year's scholarship recipients are as follows: Alisha Frohmader, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; John Gutzman, Rio, Wis.; Joshua Halvensleben, Evansville, Wis.; Benjamin Julka, Rosendale, Wis.; Kathryn Knudtson, Juda, Wis.; Bradley Mauerman, Albany, Wis.; Katherine McGuire, Brodhead, Wis.; Meaghan McGuire, Brodhead, Wis.; Joe Mulcahy, Dane, Wis.; Molly Patterson, Evansville, Wis.; Tori Ruf, Arlington, Wis.; Sarah Silver, Monticello, Wis.; Madelyn Walters, Hebron, Ill.; Emily Wendorf, Delavan, Wis.; and Alexander Zellmer, Montello, Wis. Click here to view full listing of scholarship recipients.
"These scholarship recipients represent a strong future for agriculture and rural America," says Shannon Horstmeyer, who coordinates the scholarship program at Landmark Services Cooperative. "Landmark has a commitment to building a strong future for its members and our communities, both through our team of experts and our community involvement. Our scholarship program helps us invest in our future by supporting education and programs connected to agriculture and rural America."
Scholarships were awarded during Landmark Services Cooperative's annual scholarship recipient luncheon on Jan. 3 at The Oak Grove's Golf Course in Cottage Grove, Wis.
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 of Landmark Services Cooperative and their children attending four-year universities, two-year technical programs or short courses and high school seniors planning for postsecondary education were eligible to apply for the awards.
As part of the Landmark Gives Back program, Landmark has awarded more than $155,000 in scholarships throughout the Landmark Services Cooperative trade territory in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois since the program's inception in 1989.
Landmark Services Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative business dedicated to providing both rural and urban customers the highest quality products and services. For more than 75 years, Landmark has been providing agronomy, energy, animal nutrition, grain, retail and transportation products and services to its more than 15,000 members in South Central Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Employing nearly 500 people in rural areas and reaching sales in excess of $500 million, Landmark provides the benefits of volume buying and access to state-of-the-art technology to its members while maintaining a hands-on, customer service-oriented approach in each of the communities we serve. For more information, visit www.landmark.coop or call 1-800-236-3276.