Four graduating high school students were selected to receive the four-year, $10,000 Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship (lutsey.org) this year. These presentations raise the total recipient number to 113 since the program began in 1986. Matt Lutsey, president of Waseda Farms, which sponsors the scholarship, said more than $700,000 has been awarded to recipients during the program’s history.
“My late grandfather Thomas H. Lutsey started the scholarship foundation nearly 35 years ago with a singular vision of rewarding students who worked hard, did well in school, and had a passion for agriculture and a desire to further their education to enhance their community,” Lutsey said.
To be considered, students must be graduating from a high school that is within 150 miles of Green Bay, in good academic standing, planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university, and committed to pursuing a career in agriculture that will enhance Wisconsin’s rural communities.The 2019 Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship recipients are Justin Engebretsen of Gillett High School, Hailey Fink of Kaukauna High School, Jessica Magdan of Weyauwega-Fremont High School and Lily Wagner of Westfield Area High School.