This scholarship was established in December 2007 to recognize the life work of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Sadie Delwiche. Sadie grew up on a farm on the east side of Madison; Richard was from the Green Bay area. They met while undergraduates in the College of Agriculture at UW-Madison. Richard graduated with a BS in Ag Economics in 1935 and a MS in Ag Economics in 1936. Sadie graduated in 1935 with a degree in Dietetics. Richard, his sister and six brothers were children of Professor E.J. Delwiche of the UW Agronomy Department and a leading figure in the University’s Experiment Station system, serving as the first Superintendent of the Northern Branch Experimental Stations from 1909-1945. All seven brothers were graduates of the UW College of Agriculture, and all went on to careers in agriculture-related fields.
Awarded to juniors or seniors in the Nutritional Sciences and Nutrition and Dietetics degree options. Preference is given to a student demonstrating financial need.
About the donors:
Richard and Sadie Delwiche met as students at the University of Wisconsin. Richard graduated with a BS in Ag Economics in 1935 and a MS degree in Ag Economics in 1936. Sadie graduated in 1935 with a degree in Dietetics. She used her degree to achieve positions as a hospital dietitian in Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Madison. Richard and Sadie married on October 17, 1941. For most of their life together they raised five children in Green Bay in a home filled with love support, and superb home cooking. Richard and his sister and six brothers were children of Professor E.J. Delwiche of the U.W. Agronomy Department and a leading figure in the University’s Experiment Station system. All seven brothers were graduates of the U.W. College of Agriculture, and all went on to careers in agriculture-related fields. Richard and two of his brothers were partners in a Green Bay retail dairy, Delwiche Farms Incorporated.
While Richard was the breadwinner, Sadie’s work included raising the family, as well as involvement in numerous church and community activities. While in her 50s, Sadie took coursework necessary to become a teacher and afterwards taught in St. Matthew’s School in Green Bay for several years. Richard and Sadie raised 5 children, were blessed with 14 grandchildren, and the next generation had started with 9 great grandchildren (Grace, Alia, Linnea, Sadie, Maeva, Danielle, Nora, Ben and Leo). Their lives were structured towards the values of family, education and community. Among their activities in later years was volunteering together at Heritage Hill State Park. Richard died 1/1/98 and Sadie on 12/30/08. The benefits Sadie received from her Dietetics degree, as well as the values that Richard and Sadie lived by, inspired the Delwiche Family to create this scholarship. Friends and family have donated so students can benefit.