17th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship

Each year, Senator Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) offers scholarships to qualifying high school seniors in her district. This will be the first year she will offer scholarships as a state senator. Previously, as the state representative for the 41st Assembly District, she offered five $500 scholarships. This year she will be offering up to twelve $500 scholarships. Applications are being accepted now through Monday, April 5, 2021. 

Scholarship eligibility is open to all graduating seniors continuing their education in a 2-year technical college program or a 4-year baccalaureate degree program. Students must be graduating with at least a 3.0 average on a 4.0 point scale and must reside in the district. If you are unsure whether or not you reside in the 14th Senate District, you can visit the legislature’s website at www.legis.wisconsin.gov.  Then type in your address under “Find My Legislators” to determine your home district.

“I am always amazed by the students who apply for my scholarship. Each one is highly involved in their schools and communities. To date, I’ve awarded nearly 75 scholarships,” said Ballweg. “My hope is that these students take their work ethic and leadership skills into college and on to the workforce.”

Deadline for applications is Monday, April 5, 2021. Scholarship packets are available at area high school guidance offices; online at https://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/14/ballweg; by contacting Senator Ballweg’s office for an application packet by calling (608) 266-0751, or e-mailing [email protected].