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Wisconsin and Iowa students receive $25,000 in scholarships

25 exceptional students were awarded Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarships

MADISON, Wis. (May 3, 2023) – Twenty-five Wisconsin and Iowa high school seniors received $1,000 Innovation Scholarships from the Alliant Energy Foundation. The annual scholarships, to be used for higher education expenses, reflect students’ academic achievements and outstanding leadership in their communities.

Students demonstrated leadership through community service and volunteer work, as well as academic achievement through exceptional grade point averages and test scores. Each student submitted a written essay identifying a problem in their community and proposed a creative solution using science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) concepts.

“Supporting workforce readiness and fostering young minds interested in STEM-based careers is critical to developing a skilled and innovative workforce,” said Julie Bauer, executive director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “These students have a bright future and we are thrilled to contribute to their success.”

One student, Nathan Miller of South Hardin High School in Eldora, Iowa, expressed their gratitude for the scholarship.

“This award will help ease my financial burden,” said Miller. “I hope one day I will be able to help students just as you [the Alliant Energy Foundation] helped me.”

Congratulations to all the 2023 Alliant Energy Foundation Innovation Scholarship recipients.

Carlea Beckman
Danville High School Danville, Iowa
Cade Bernis
Pekin High School Packwood, Iowa
Abigai Bence
West Burlington High School West Burlington, Iowa
Brody Deerberg
Tipton Community High School Tipton, Iowa
 Gabriella Deery Burlington Notre Dame Burlington, Iowa
 Katarina Dries  Joseph A Craig High School Janesville, Wis.
 Jacob Hightshoe Boone High School Boone, Iowa
 Dalton Hoehn Mauston High School Lyndon Station, Wis.
 Derek Ketcham Marshalltown High School

Marshalltown, Iowa

 Conner Maston  Lynnville-Sully High School Sully, Iowa
 Brody McCluskey Mauston High School Mauston, Wis.
 Tinley McLain Van Buren High School Keosauqua, Iowa
 Erica McMullin Williamsburg Jr-Sr High School Williamsburg, Iowa
 Cole Meier Monroe High School Monroe, Iowa
 Nathan Miller South Hardin High School Eldora, Iowa
 Evelyn Mrizek Craig High School Janesville, Wis.
 Grant Nelson Hempstead High School Dubuque, Iowa
 Kali Nelson  Lisbon High School Lisbon, Iowa
 Reagen Randall Mauston High School Mauston, Wis.
 Keilley Riddle Stoughton High School Stoughton, Wis.
 Thijs Roeven Home school Stoughton, Wis.
 Christopher Sherman Center Point-Urbana High School Center Point, Iowa
 Jacob Spoelstra Amherst High School Amherst, Wis.
 Elizabeth Ulma  Abundant Life Christian School Madison, Wis.
 Brooke Wuebker Walhert Catholic High School Dubuque, Iowa


Recipients must be 24 or under and enrolling for the first time at an undergraduate school. They also must reside within Alliant Energy’s service territory at the time of application and be a dependent child of a current Alliant Energy customer or a customer themselves.

More information on the Innovation Scholarships and a full list of scholarships offered by Alliant Energy can be found at

Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT) provides regulated energy service to 1 million electric and 425,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) are Alliant Energy's two public energy companies. Alliant Energy is a component of Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index and the S&P 500. For more information, visit and follow Alliant Energy on LinkedIn, FacebookInstagram and X.

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