Congratulations to the 2021 Scholarship Winners!

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Harold and Irene Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship, $2,500 scholarship, two awarded

  • Conner Bruins of Brandon, Fond du Lac County
  • Marin Stauffacher of Columbus, Columbia County

Oscar G. & Mary W. Woelfel Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 scholarship, five awarded

  • Jesse Groell of Osseo, Eau Claire County
  • Kelsey Henderson of Kenosha, Racine County
  • Lindsay Propst of Beaver Dam, Dodge County
  • Natalie Roe of Monticello, Green County
  • Lauren Thompson of Woodville, Saint Croix County

Frances & Phyllis Conrad Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 scholarship, two awarded

  • Matthew Harle of New Richmond, Saint Croix County
  • Joseph Krahn of Eden, Fond du Lac County

T.L. Bewick Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 scholarship, five awarded

  • Lindsey Berg of Arcadia, Buffalo County
  • Frances Duffek of Hartford, Washington County
  • Elizabeth Glandt of Bangor, La Crosse County
  • Abby Ruedinger of Larsen, Winnebago County
  • Valorie Schamens of Jefferson, Jefferson County 

Culver’s 4-H Scholarship, $1,000 scholarship, two awarded

  • Stephanie Farrey of Whitewater, Rock County
  • Kate Loucks of Weston, Marathon County

Cynthia Hoehne Scholarship Award, $1,000 scholarship, one awarded

  • Madison Thiex of Webster, Burnett County

Elizabeth Salter-Eby Memorial Scholarship, $750 scholarship, one awarded

  • Emma Moore of Balsam Lake, Polk County

Betty Krueger Memorial Scholarship, $500 scholarship, one awarded

  • Brooke Putz of Fountain City, Buffalo County


This year, the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation awarded more than $21,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H members and alumni pursuing higher education annually.  Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth through 4-H, development and leadership in 4-H, academic performance and future educational goals.
Check back in December for information about applying for next year’s awards. 

Selection Process

A panel of experienced youth educators screened the applications and selected finalists.  Applications chosen as finalists were screened by a second panel comprised of 4-H and youth development experts.  The finalist applications were ranked.  The 4-H Foundation assigned available scholarships to the top-ranking applications based on scholarship criteria (example: scholarships are available for specific geographical areas and project areas).


Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by postal letter and email in May.  This letter will include information about how to access the scholarship.  Scholarship awardees are required to email a photo to the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and send a thank-you note to the scholarship sponsor.  Scholarship recipients and portions of their application materials (including their photo) may be featured in Wisconsin 4-H Foundation materials.

 Check back in December for next year’s opportunity. 

Questions?  Call or email the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation:  608.262.1597 or