Give Back

Each year, AWABC presents members with scholarships to support them in their academic endeavors. In the spring of 2017, 19 students were recognized and a total of $10,000 was given in support. Thank you to our donors and supporters!

For information on giving to scholarship funds, please contact the AWA Alumni Education Committee Chair.

Guidelines for Memorial Scholarships

Student Scholarships

AWA Scholarship
The AWA Scholarship is made possible by the generous support of AWA Alumni and friends.
AWA House Scholarship
AWA House Scholarships are awarded to young women living in the AWA house and are made possible by the generous support of AWA Alumni and friends.
Daughters of Demeter Scholarship
The Daughters of Demeter are a charitable organization made up of women interested in agriculture.
AWA/Dr. David P. Dickson Scholarship
Dr. David P. Dickson, known around the world for his dairy cattle evaluation and coaching skills, made significant financial contributions to AWA and mentored many members.
AWA/Delma Woodburn Scholarship
Delma Woodburn, a 1921 economics graduate, who later went to UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course, was the wife of UW Professor James Woodburn. Woodburn shared much interest in women’s success in agriculture and provided both encouragement and financial resources to AWA.
AWA/Cynthia Benevenga Scholarship
Cynthia Benevenga was active in the Madison community and a dedicated member of the Daughters of Demeter. Cynthia passed away in April 2013. In the spirit of her dedication to women’s leadership and community service, her family decided to designated memorials to AWA to honor her memory.
Dr. Larry Satter Scholarship
Dr. Larry Satter, a world-renowned dairy scientist, served as AWA’s long-time campus adviser.

Nicole Bangart Memorial Scholarship

The Nicole Bangart Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an individual to be used at an agricultural education or professional development event. Nicole had a true passion for agriculture and was an active member of AWA. She graduated in 2014 with a degree in Animal Science. Nicole’s friendship was cherished by so many, and she is greatly missed by her AWA sisters.

Kelsey Olson Memorial Scholarship

The Kelsey Olson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an individual who is involved in both AWA and National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), like Kelsey. The scholarship is to be used to support this individual's travel and expenses at the NAMA Marketing Competition. Kelsey was a bright, engaged and talented individual and member of both AWA and NAMA. She graduated in 2015 with a degree in Life Sciences Communication. Kelsey’s brilliant insights, positive attitude, infectious laughter and beautiful smile will be missed by her AWA sisters and NAMA teammates.

Applying for Scholarships

Students: For information on how to apply for AWA Student Scholarships, please contact the AWA Student Scholarship Coordinator.