The 2018 Scholarship Award
Madeline Dimeo has been selected as the 2018 MMCI Award recipient. Madeline is from McFarland, WI and is the granddaughter of MMCI members Clint and Lee Kenyon.
Madeline is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
In her well written eight page application essay, Madeline made her ambition and dedication clear. She has demonstrated her work ethic by completing 42 college credits while in high school as well as scoring high on her ACT exam. Madeline volunteered over 250 hours while in high school and continues to volunteer in her community and college; she has given time to a wide variety of needs from church, food banks, the Arboretum, an animal shelter, Wisconsin Public Television, March of Dimes and the Ronald McDonald House.
Madeline’s focused and clearly determined to make a difference in the world, she writes, “when asked what I plan to do after I graduate from college, my response is simply, ‘I’m going to save the world.'” Her love of farming, farmland and nature spurred her vocational ambitions. She plans to spend her career in preservation, environmental renewal and sustainable energy.
A self-described “down-to-nature” person, Madeline enjoys the simple things like “baking homemade pies from scratch, sewing, reading, attending Minneapolis Moline Collectors events and spending time with family.”
She credits her “relentless, unwavering positive attitude” to her success and is clearly deserving of this generous award made possible by MMCI members. Congratulations Madeline!
The following information is for our two 2017 scholarship recipients.
Ashley Solvie of Hancock MN is the granddaughter of member Dennis Solvie. She is attending South Dakota State University in Brookings SD. She is working towards an Ag Business degree with an accounting minor.
Matthew J. Maveus of Monroe WI is the grandson of member Merlin Maveus. He is attending Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore WI. He is enrolled in the Ag power and Equipment Technician program.
Both students had outstanding applications. It was a tough time deciding between the several applicants we had. We thank everyone who applied and encourage others to apply in the future.