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William Hnilicka Memorial Scholarship


Beginning in 1999, the WCCA has provided annual scholarships to individuals seeking higher education. The funds for the scholarships have been sustained over the years by conference vendor fees, raffles and silent auctions. 
2 - $500 Scholarships were awarded

Recipients are:
Jenna Springer - Going to UW-Platteville majoring in Environmental Engineering

Ely Hartl - Going to UW-Oshkosh majoring in Environmental Studies

Bill Hnilicka was the Brown County Zoning Administrator from 1970-1996. He served as the WCCA President in 1980 and was very active in the organization. He served on the DILHR 83 Committee that worked on revising the plumbing code standards in the 90's. Bill passed away from complications of Lou Gehrig's Disease in 1997.

"Dear WCCA,

              My name is Jenna Springer, and I am a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where I am majoring in Environmental Engineering. Thank you so much for providing this opportunity to new and returning post-secondary students. I hope to use my passion for the environment and problem solving to drive my career to create a more sustainable, environmentally sound future. This scholarship will help me with my tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year. Thank you again for your generosity in helping me reach my goals!



Jenna Springer"


"Hello, my name is Ely (ellie) Hartl and I am a senior at The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where I major in Environmental Studies. As I continue into my last year of my undergraduate degree, I could not be more grateful to receive the William Hnilicka Memorial Scholarship. Paying for schooling these days can be a challenge for students, like myself, and that’s why receiving these funds to go towards paying for tuition is so appreciated. I first heard of this scholarship through my supervisor at the Department of Natural Resources where I work as a Water Regulator and Zoning Specialist. Experiences, like those gained with my work at the DNR, in combination with my continued education is how I strive to hold a career where I continue to protect the resources we so commonly take for granted. 

I would like to thank the WCCA, once again, for selecting me to receive the William Hnilicka Memorial Scholarship." 

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