Pletsch Scholarship awards $190K to 10 Putnam County students

Funds open to students pursuing college degree in agriculture-related field

The Pletsch Scholarship Committee awarded nine four-year scholarships and one two-year scholarship to graduates of Putnam County Community Unit School District 535.

The funds are available through the Pletsch Scholarship established by Adolph and Elmer Pletsch as part of the Pletsch charitable trust. The scholarships are open to graduates of Putnam County CUSD 535 who are pursuing a post-high school course of study in an agriculture-related field.

The 2021-22 four-year scholarships were awarded to Molly Boyd, Emily Bruch, Michael Dzierzynski, Taylor Lenkaitis, Anna Mattern, Jace Schorn, Nolan Whitney, Jacob Wiesbrock and Megan Wiesbrock. Each student will each receive $19,911. Nick Mattern received the two-year scholarship, which is a $10,000 award.

The total scholarship funds awarded for 2021-22 is $189,999.

Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Putnam County CUSD 535 Awards Night on May 12.