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2016 WTA Scholarship Competition

(1/19/16) CLICK HERE for a brochure describing the rules for the 2016 Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship Program, funded together with our scholarship partners Rural Mutual Insurance Company and Scott Construction, Inc. All applicants must be graduating from a Wisconsin public or private high school in 2016 and plan to attend a Wisconsin public or private college or vocational technical institute in 2016. Several prizes will be awarded.

This year's topic is: “What strategies should legislators consider to address the dilemma of increasing town/village fire and emergency medical service costs?” The deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2016. Good luck to all applicants! CLICK HERE for the application form to be sent in together with the essay and CLICK HERE if you would like to see the cover letter sent to schools.

2016 Scholarship Winners:

Travis will be attending UW River Falls to pursue a career in Accounting. View Travis's essay here.

Mark will be attending UW Stout to pursue a career in Education. View Mark's essay here.

Cory will be attending UW Madison Connection Program to pursue a career in Engineering. View Cory's essay here.

Mariah will be attending St. Norbert College to pursue a career in Education. View Mariah's essay here.

Allison will be attending UW Eau Claire to pursue a career in Medicine. View Alison's essay here.

Jessica will be attending Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee to pursue a career in Nursing. View Jessica's essay here.


2015 WTA Scholarship Competition

(1/16/15) CLICK HERE for a brochure describing the rules for the 2015 Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship Program, funded together with our scholarship partners Rural Mutual Insurance Company and Scott Construction, Inc. All applicants must be graduating from a Wisconsin public or private high school in 2015 and plan to attend a Wisconsin public or private college or vocational technical institute in 2015. Several prizes will be awarded.

This year's topic is: "Why is town road investment important to economic development in Wisconsin?" The deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2015. Good luck to all applicants! CLICK HERE for the application form to be sent in together with the essay and CLICK HERE if you would like to see the cover letter sent to schools.

2015 Scholarship Winners:

Samantha will be attending UW Whitewater to pursue a career in Early Elementary Education. View Samantha's essay here.

Courtney will be attending Concordia University to pursue a career in Actuarial Science. View Courtney's essay here.

Annah will be attending Marquette University to pursue a career in Advertising. View Annah's essay here.

Kristina will be attending UW-Stout to pursue a career in Dietetic. View Kristina's essay here.

Drew will be attending Marquette University to pursue a career in Secondary Education. View Drew's essay here.

Jack will be attending UW-Madison to pursue a career in Chemical or Biomedical Engineering. View Jack's essay here.


2014 WTA Scholarship Competition

(1/21/14) CLICK HERE for a brochure describing the rules for the 2014 Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship Program, funded together with our scholarship partners Rural Mutual Insurance Company and Scott Construction, Inc. All applicants must be graduating from a Wisconsin public or private high school in 2014 and plan to attend a Wisconsin public or private college or vocational technical institute in 2014. Several prizes will be awarded.

This year's topic is: "What does local control mean for town government and why is it important in 2014?" The deadline for submission's is May 30th, 2014. Good luck to all applicants! CLICK HERE for the application form to be sent in together with the essay and CLICK HERE if you would like to see the cover letter sent to schools.


2013 WTA Scholarship Competition

(1/11/13) CLICK HERE for a brochure describing the rules for the 2013 Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship Program, funded together with our scholarship partners Rural Mutual Insurance Company and Scott Construction, Inc. All applicants must be graduating from a Wisconsin public or private high school in 2013 and plan to attend a Wisconsin public or private college or vocational technical institute in 2013. Several prizes will be awarded. This year's topic is: "Should state funds be used to assist in the maintenance and construction of local roads, and if so, from what types of funding sources?" The deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2013. Good luck to all applicants! CLICK HERE for the application form to be sent in together with the essay and CLICK HERE if you would like to see the cover letter sent to schools.


2012 WTA Scholarship Competition

(1/18/12) CLICK HERE for a brochure describing the rules for the 2012 Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship Program, funded together with our scholarship partners Rural Mutual Insurance Company and Scott Construction, Inc. All applicants must be graduating from a Wisconsin public or private high school in 2012 and plan to attend a Wisconsin public or private college or vocational technical institute in 2012. Several prizes will be awarded. This year's topic is: "What is the appropriate role of recall elections in Wisconsin at the state and local levels?" The deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2012. Good luck to all applicants! CLICK HERE for the application form to be sent in together with the essay.


2011 WTA Scholarship Competition

(2/15/11)  For the 26th year, WTA together with our endorsed insurance carrier, Rural Mutual Insurance, and Scott Construction, Inc., will be awarding a total of $7,000 in scholarships.  High school seniors attending a public or private high school in Wisconsin that plan to attend a Wisconsin public, private or vocational school are eligible to apply.  The winners are determined by the independent judging of an essay contest.  This year's essay topic is:  "How can towns and villages best protect their infrastructure and still provide other needed services such as fire and emergency services in tough economic times?"  CLICK HERE for the official brochure.  The deadline for submissions is May 25th, 2011.