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Charles Van Sickle Scholarship applications now being accepted

MADISON, Wis. [Dec. 22, 2017] – The Federated Youth Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 Charles Van Sickle Scholarship. The $2,000 award is open to a pre-law or law student who resides in Wisconsin and plans to specialize in cooperative law.

The scholarship is made possible by an endowment established in 2013 to honor Wisconsin’s renowned electric cooperative lobbyist and attorney, the late Charles Van Sickle.

“We continue to see a demand for highly skilled attorneys with knowledge of cooperatively-owned businesses and their unique needs,” says Federated Youth Foundation’s Executive Director, Ethan Giebel. “The Van Sickle Endowment is an extraordinary way to assist students interested in pursuing degrees in cooperative law and honoring the contributions and legacy of Charles Van Sickle. Mr. Van Sickle played an integral role in moving forward the cooperative way of doing business here in Wisconsin.”

More information and the application to apply are available here. Applications are due April 1, 2018 for the spring semester. 

The Federated Youth Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, serves Wisconsin-based cooperatives by promoting youth education and community support through charitable giving. The Federated Youth Foundation accepts unclaimed property, gifts and donations and acts as a trustee and efficient manager of funds, providing for investment growth and distribution. To learn more visit

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