A fund has been established from the assets of James R. Truax to assist students from Dunn County and Pepin County, Wisconsin, as well as members of the Truax/Johnson family. Students from Dunn and Pepin counties must be planning to pursue postsecondary studies in an agriculture-related/agribusiness program, or biological sciences major that pertain to plants or animals. There are no restrictions on the type of postsecondary studies for Truax/Johnson family members. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at any accredited institution of the student’s choice.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive notification of the amount of the award.
Awards for Dunn and Pepin County students may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in full-time study in the specified area.
Awards for family members are renewable for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in full-time study. Renewal of scholarships for graduate study will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All renewals are contingent on continuation of the program by the sponsor.
Note: Non Family Members’ declared major must remain in an agriculture-related, agribusiness or biological sciences (biology in regard to plants and animals) or scholarship award will be forfeited. Each year upon renewal this will be verified.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the sponsor. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. Neither James R. Truax nor any member of the Truax/Johnson family plays a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 20, 2021 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.
List of (potential) Majors
Agriculture-related ~ Agribusiness
Biological sciences major (Biology in regard to plants and animals)