The Manitowoc County UW Agriculture Alumni Association Board has several scholarships available for students from Manitowoc County enrolling in agriculture and life sciences majors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Platteville, River Falls, Green Bay or Stevens Point.

Examples of eligible majors include traditional production agriculture majors like dairy science, soil science and agronomy. Other majors may also qualify, including biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, forestry, horticulture, environmental science and more.

Scholarships for a degree program will be up to $1,000, while scholarships for Farm and Industry Short Course will be up to $750. The UW-Ag Alumni Association scholarship is also available to students transferring from a non-agriculture program to an agriculture program at one of the aforementioned colleges.

Preference will be given to first-year applicants who meet the qualifications. However, if adequate scholarship dollars are available, qualified second-year students may be eligible for a Manitowoc County UW Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarship.

In addition, the Manitowoc County Farm Progress Days Donald R. Peterson Scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded to a student who has been accepted to a four-year degree program in an agriculture-related field to one of the following universities: UW-Madison, River Falls, Platteville or Stevens Point.

Scholarship applications and guidelines are available online at www.manitowoc.uwex.edu/agriculture/scholarships. For more details, email Scott Gunderson at scottgunderson@co.manitowoc.wi.us.