Date: May 22nd, 2018

Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships to 16 Students

Sixteen Class of 2018 Iowa-Grant graduates were recently presented certificates and scholarship awards totaling just over $12,900 made possible through the work of the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation and its volunteer board of directors and the donations of those that support Iowa-Grant, its programs and students.

Recipients of 2018 Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Scholarships
Front row – left to right: Matthew Hill, Bailey Lindner, Gracelyn Silvers, Callie Rickard, Brady Peat, Fred Skaife IGEF Board. Middle row – left to right: William Spurley, Clayton Kite, Clint Havlik, Rebecca Gorsline, Hännah Lindner, Peggy Biddick IGEF Board. Back row – left to right: Easton Dobson, Blake Butteris, Brandon Graul, Carley Rider, Brandon Bickford, Garret Bingham.

Those receiving scholarships and their post-secondary education plans follow:

Brandon Bickford, studying Farm Operations/Ag Mechanics at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College;
Garret Bingham, studying Ag Business at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College;
Blake Butteris, studying Ag Business at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College;
Easton Dobson, studying Industrial Engineering at UW-Milwaukee;
Rebecca Gorsline, studying Astronomy/Physics at UW-Madison;
Brandon Graul, studying Farm Operations/Ag Mechanics at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College;
Clint Havlik, studying Business Administration at UW-Platteville;
Matthew Hill, studying Communications at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College;
Clayton Kite, studying Business at UW-La Crosse;
Bailey Lindner, studying Biology/Pre-Med at UW-Madison;
Hannah Lindner, studying Communication/Spanish at Eureka College;
Brady Peat, studying Business Finance at UW-Madison;
Callie Rickard, studying Occupational Therapy at UW-Milwaukee;
Carley Rider, studying Engineering at UW-Platteville;
Gracelyn Silvers, studying Child Psychology at Madison College; and
William Spurley, studying Microbiology at UW-Madison.

In commenting on the scholarship presentations IGEF board chair Paulette Divall said, “Without the support of our many donors these scholarships would not be possible. We are particularly grateful for the endowed scholarships that have been established by families and through bequests; these legacy scholarships will be given for ever. We are equally honored that a number of families have chosen to give the memorial monies that honor their deceased loved ones to IGEF to be used, this year, for scholarships.”

The Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, was established in 2000. Its mission is to build an endowment that provides private resources for the support of the Iowa-Grant School District. The Foundation’s work includes providing scholarships to graduating seniors and making grants in support of innovative and creative educational programming that is beyond the boundaries of the Iowa-Grant School District budget. For more information or to make a donation to the Foundation contact IGEF advisory board chair Paulette Divall ([email protected]) or CFSW Donor Services Representative Barb Daus ([email protected] or 608-778-3344). Donations may be sent to the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation, PO Box 124, Livingston, WI 53554 or can be made online at