Landmark Services Cooperative is pleased to announce the winners of its annual scholarships. The cooperative recently presented 19 scholarships of $1,000 each to a group of local high school seniors and collegiate students pursuing post-secondary education. Scholarships were awarded during Landmark’s annual scholarship recipient “luncheon” which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Recipients were able to discuss future goals and aspirations with Landmark staff and board chairman during the reception.
“We are proud to invest in the future of agriculture. It is a pleasure to help students along their academic journey. By awarding scholarships, we are able to set students on a path to success,” emphasized Jim Dell, CEO of Landmark Services Cooperative.
The Landmark scholarship program encourages academic, professional and leadership development. Landmark is delighted to announce the 2020-21 winners:
Cade Austin – Milton, WI, parents Ron & Michelle Kayla Blum – Polo, IL, parents Matthew & Krista Benjamin Copeland – Belleville, WI, parents Chris & Amy Hannah Dahl – Columbus, WI, parents Taylor & Sarah Julie Fisher – Zion, IL, parent Mike Richards Brooklynn Hollis – German Valley, IL, parents Todd & Jodi Bryanna Hunsicker – Sun Prairie, WI, parent William Quincee Johnson – Evansville, WI, parents David & Rene Jacob Kafer – Omro, WI, parents Patrick & Stacy Elizabeth Katzman – Whitewater, WI, parents Wes & Katy Signe Brooke Kind – Jefferson, WI, parents Jeff & Deb Katelyn King – Brownsville, WI, parents Janel & Rob Kyu Lor – Deerfield, WI, parents Mary & Wa Luke McCullough – Monroe, WI, parents Mark & Amy Brenna Meier – Belleville, WI, parents Chris & Robert Sydni Mell – Waunakee, WI, parents Steve Mell & Kay Nelson Kylee Sebranek – Lone Rock, WI, parents Rob & Denise Erin Strauss – Lake Mills, WI, parents Bruce & Tammy Chloe Uhlenhake – Burlington, WI, parents Judy & Ken
Landmark has awarded 380 scholarships totaling $245,850 to date to students since 1989 in support of building a strong future for its members, its communities and the world. “For many years, Landmark Services Cooperative has demonstrated a commitment to investing in the future of agriculture and the communities it serves. Providing scholarships for the children of co-op members is just one of the many ways Landmark delivers on that commitment. This year’s recipients are poised for a bright future. They have excelled not only in academics, but also in their personal and extra-curricular endeavors,” said Jim Lange, Landmark’s board chairman.
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 and employees 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.
Landmark Services Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality products and services. For 85+ years, Landmark has provided farm-related products and services to its more than 11,000 members in southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and eastern Iowa. Employing more than 275 full-time people and with sales in excess of $373 million, Landmark provides a customer service-oriented approach in the communities it serves. For more information, visit landmark.coop, or call 800-236-3276.
Photo caption: Landmark’s CEO, board chair and senior leadership congratulate the scholarship recipients on their achievements.