Clintonville High School student Dylan Kersten has been awarded a college scholarship this year through the Wisconsin Business World program. Business World is produced by the WMC Foundation, the educational division of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.
Kersten will receive a $500 scholarship to attend the two- or four-year college of his choice. Most Wisconsin colleges and universities also match the scholarships, doubling the value of the scholarships should the student choose a participating Wisconsin educational institution.
“Each of these students is a rising star and Business World is proud to have a part in helping them continue their education,” said Steve Benzschawel, Business World program director. “Business World is an intense program and it was a pleasure to see each of these students emerge as leaders in the program.”
The students each attended one of three Business World programs held this summer on Wisconsin college campuses, where every student had the opportunity to apply for a college scholarship through the Business World program. The students were asked to complete a questionnaire, obtain a recommendation from a teacher or employer, and compose a brief essay comparing a business they think is run well, to one they feel is not run well, and give suggestions on how they would improve both businesses. The finalists participated in a live interview during the Business World program. The scholarships are funded by the many companies, private foundations, individuals, and associations that support the Business World programs.