Lydia Statz

Lydia Statz

$2,000 Rutledge Graduate Scholarship

A 2008 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, Lydia majored in both journalism and international studies at University of Madison where she graduated in 2012. After working as a journalist for two years, this fall she is headed to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to pursue a master’s degree in urban planning. She plans to focus on revitalization and economic development, and hopes someday to be able to aid not only small towns, but many cities and regions struggling to make the transition from dying industrial bases into more modern technology and service-based economies.