Benton High School Fund

The most recent recipient's of the Benton High School Fund Scholarship are Jonessa Haas and Payton Bastian. Read comments from Jonessa and Payton below.

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Jonessa Haas

What are you most excited about starting or experiencing at UW-Platteville?

Meeting new people who have the same interests as me

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

Singing, spending time with family, and I really like being outside

Jonessa's Thank You Note

I really appreciate the opportunities this scholarship will give me in education and life experience. Paying for college myself is a goal I want to try my hardest for but I also want to be realistic. At this moment I have a part-time job as a farm-hand and I also do miscellaneous jobs for my step-dad and friends of the family but I know I will need more help to pay for my tuition. I plan on applying for more scholarships and possibly grants so I won't be a financial burden to my mother. Thank you so much for your generosity. When my life has settled and stable I would love to follow in this example and give kids a chance to lessen the stress that comes along with post high school education.

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Payton Bastian

What are you most excited about starting or experiencing at UW-Platteville?

I am most excited about meeting new people and getting to experience learning in a whole new different environment. I am also excited to find some sort of club to fit into to belong to a group, making me feel a part of something special. I would possibly like to find a club that has to do with math, sports, or anything that would seem to spark my interests. Although I am quite nervous about living on my own with someone I have never met before, I am interested in what it will feel like being so independent.

What interests and/or hobbies do you have?

I enjoy playing sports in my free time. I also like to go on bike rides and I like to stay active to remain fit. In warmer weather I love going swimming, fishing, boating, and camping with my friends and family. As a winter activity, I enjoy going sledding with all of my friends.

Payton's Thank You Note

I appreciate you selecting me as a recipient of this scholarship. Receiving this scholarship, eases the financial burden by not having so much debt to pay off which is very big when you think about it. I am grateful for your scholarship because every bit counts, especially if it means I will not have as many loans to pay off after college. I have proven throughout high school that I have the ability to do exceptionally well in the classroom while being busy with athletics and other activities. I believe my work ethic has prepared me for college, and I will continue to do exceptional work in college. I will graciously put your money to good use. Thank you for selecting me.

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