WinField United is keeping the tradition of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program, by announcing the kick-off for this year’s offering, today. Scholarships worth$1,000 will be awarded to 10 high school seniors and 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.
The Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program is available to high school graduating seniors and first or second year college students pursuing two- or four-year degrees in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields.
To qualify for the program, a student must:
- Be a high school senior, graduating in spring of 2017; or
- Be a college freshman or sophomore;
- Demonstrate leadership abilities and academic performance;
- Complete an application including two reference letters and official transcript; and
- Write essays describing the importance of farmer cooperatives, and why he or she is interested in an agricultural career.
Since its formation 26 years ago, the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program have awarded more than $500,000 to young adults who share the same commitment to agronomy,excellence and the cooperative system.
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monstanto Fund, is again giving students the chance to earn a $1,500 scholarship in an ag-related field of study.
Students need two farmers endorsements to complete their applications, so please consider endorsing an outstanding student you know today! Encourage high school seniors and college students to visit www.growagleaders.com to learn more. The student application period opens on November 15, 2016 and closes on February 1, 2017.
Agribusiness Industry Scholarships
Topeka, KS – February 2, 2017 – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) will award six scholarships to Kansas high school graduating seniors or current undergraduate students enrolled in a Kansas four year university, community college or vocational technical school and planning to or currently majoring in an agricultural related field of study. Scholarship recipients are self-starters, in excellent academic standing, good school and community citizens with a strong desire to continue their education.
Because of successful fundraising efforts, KARA has decided to add another $1,500 scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. KARA will be giving four scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. Each year KARA also awards one $500 Jim Lee Memorial Scholarship and one $1,500 David Whitney Agronomy Scholarship.
Kansas Grain and Feed Association to Award $25,000 in Scholarships
The Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) will award 19 scholarships to Kansas kids in 2017.
Each year KGFA awards many scholarships to graduating Kansas high school seniors who are planning to attend any Kansas four year university, community college or vocational technical school. KGFA scholarship recipients are self-starters with excellent academic credentials, good school and community citizens with a strong desire to continue their education.
Because of successful fundraising efforts, KGFA has decided to add seven new scholarships and increase the amounts given for the 2017-2018 school year. KGFA will be giving four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each and 15 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. Each year KGFA also awards one $500 Dub & Inez Johnson Memorial Scholarship.