Building a Strong Future – Landmark Services Cooperative awards 18 scholarships to area students
Landmark Services Cooperative is excited to announce the winners of its annual scholarships. The cooperative recently presented 18 scholarships of $750 each to a group of Wisconsin high school seniors and collegiate students pursuing post-secondary education. Scholarships were awarded during Landmark’s annual scholarship recipient luncheon on Jan. 5 at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove.
“Through this scholarship process, I have been able to make connections within the industry and discover internship opportunities. Agriculture is definitely in my plans for the future,” said Jordan Ripp, Landmark scholarship recipient.
The Landmark scholarship program encourages academic, professional and leadership development. Landmark is thrilled to announce the 2016 winners: Lauren Blumer, Albany; Brianna Chadwick, Marshall; Lindsey Coddington, Montello; Lucas Graff, Markesan; Jensen Langer, Marshall; Hannah Leystra, Markesan; Jessica Lins, Columbus; Brian Lois, Burlington; Erin Marchant, Darlington; Jessica Noble, Burlington; Jordan Ripp, Waunakee; Mikayla Ripp, Waunakee; Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton; Mercedes Schulz, Dalton; Anthony Peter Smith, La Crosse; William Streich, Fort Atkinson; Brooke Trustem, Evansville; and Andrea Wenck, East Troy.
Landmark has awarded scholarships every year since 1989 in support of building a strong future for its members, its communities and the world. “The Landmark scholarship program has given a total of $208,000 to date to students. It is a way to give back to the members who support us all year. I always enjoy seeing the pride on parents’ faces as their child is awarded their scholarship that will go toward furthering their education,” said Shannon Horstmeyer, executive assistant of Landmark Services Cooperative.
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 post-secondary education were eligible to apply for the awards.