Livingston State Bank establishes scholarship at UWP

March 29, 2010

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PLATTEVILLE- Livingston State Bank and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation have established the Livingston State Bank Scholarship.
The scholarship will provide $500 to its recipient to be used to offset the cost of tuition. Recipients must have a high school cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent. Recipients should also hail from Grant, Iowa or Lafayette county and have a declared major of agriculture, agricultural business or business. Preference will be given to students with an emphasis in finance.
"We are establishing this scholarship because the five shareholders of the Livingston State Bank are all UWP graduates," said Sheila Ruchti, vice president and loan officer at Livingston State Bank. "We firmly believe in and support post secondary education, and UWP has been a very important influence in our lives and our business."
Livingston State Bank began operations in 1903 as a State Charter Bank. It was originally founded by local community members interested in serving the local people. Today, it is one of the few locally owned banks in Grant County. Shareholders of Livingston State Bank include Ruchti, Tom Kenney, Doug Martin, Dan Engelke and Jeffrey Ketterer, who are all UWP graduates.
"It is so great to have the support of Livingston State Bank," said Jackie Bevan, development officer at UWP Foundation. "This scholarship will really benefit the surrounding communities that are served by UWP and Livingston State Bank."
For information on how to establish a new scholarship or support an existing one, contact Bevan at (608) 342-1864 or zimmermanj@uwplatt.edu.

Contact: Jackie Bevan, development officer, UWP Foundation, (608) 342-1864, zimmermanj@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Ian Clark, UWP Office of Public Relations, (608) 342-1194, clarki@uwplatt.edu

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