Call for Applications: United Cooperative Scholarship


 

Deadline: Friday, 6 March, 2020

Applicants are reviewed by a representative of the Federated Youth Foundation, and judged on leadership skills, scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, motivation, and academic and personal goals. To be eligible, the student or the parent is an active patron member of United Cooperative; the student must attend an accredited college, university, or technical school in 2019-2020; and the student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale at their chosen school.

Since the program’s inception, United Cooperative has awarded $1,000 scholarships to over 368 Wisconsin students furthering their education.

“Each year we receive many applications from many talented people for this prestigious award. We started the scholarship program in 2008 to support students and their development for future careers in the communities where we do business. We believe in supporting these young adults and are hopeful some of these students will seek careers in Wisconsin agriculture and the businesses that support agriculture, or become part of the fabric that makes up our great communities throughout the state".
- David Cramer, United Cooperative President & CEO

To be eligible:

  • Previous United Cooperative scholarship award winners are not eligible to apply for the college or technical school continuing education awards.
  • Student or parent must be one of United Cooperative’s 16,000+ active patron members;
  • Student must plan to attend (or be currently enrolled in) an accredited college, university, or technical school;
  • Student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

At least 10 of the scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in an agricultural field, at least 10 will be awarded to students attending a technical school, and at least 10 will be awarded to current college or technical school students who are continuing their full-time education in 2020-2021. The remainder of the scholarships are open to all majors.

Cooperative Network’s Federated Youth Foundation committee will choose the scholarship winners. Applicants will be judged on their leadership skills, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, motivation, and academic and personal goals. Scholarships are paid by United Cooperative’s Federated Youth Foundation account to the winning student when a transcript is received after the semester is completed, and proof of registration for the next semester is documented.

Click here for the application 

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