2019 Foundation Scholarship Winner Andrew Long
Andrew Long has always had a dedication to people, his community and the environment. Early in his life he developed a curiosity for finding a way to connect the three together.
As a Guest Service Captain at St. Francis Medical Center in West Peoria, Illinois, Andrew got a taste for working with people from all different backgrounds by mentoring his team members and working to provide a patient-focused, caring experience for his hospital guests.
When it came time to apply to colleges, the Community and Environmental Sociology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus was a natural fit for him to turn his passion for forming a connection between people and the environment into a life-long career.
In 2019, Andrew was awarded a $10,000 per year scholarship by The Foundation and, in the fall, he attended his first UW-Madison class as a full-time student.
He continues his work as a Guest Service Captain while maintaining a full academic course load, and leading several community-driven and volunteer initiatives.