Sun Prairie’s Mia Zutter received a $2,000 scholarship award from the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired for outstanding academic achievements and community involvement.

Zutter, a 2017 SPHS graduate, will be a junior in fall 2019 at the University of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She is studying communications.

Last year, Zutter represented the U.S. at the Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea as a visually impaired Nordic skier.

“Reaching my goal of becoming a Paralympian … has left me hungry for more as I continue to build more difficult goals for myself in both skiing and in my career path,” Zutter says.

Scholarship recipients were selected based on GPA, a personal essay, community engagement and letters of recommendation. At St. Scholastica, Zutter is a member of the cross country team, the Nordic ski team, and volunteers for the children’s ski team in Duluth.

“We are very pleased and honored to offer ten scholarships this year to a talented and diverse group of students,” says Denise Jess, CEO/Executive Director of the Council. “I am hopeful that they will make a positive difference in the world.”

Zutter received the scholarship at the Council’s annual scholarship and awards luncheon on Saturday, May 18 at the Radisson Hotel in Madison. The Council awards multiple $2,000 scholarships each year to students who are blind or visually impaired, who exemplify personal growth and scholastic achievement.

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