January 19, 2017 | United Cooperative

United Cooperative’s 2017 Scholarship Program Expands Eligibility

High School Seniors and current college/technical students now eligable

United Cooperative's Scholarship Program awards $1,000 scholarships to 40-50 high school seniors and current college/technical school students who are continuing their full-time education in 2017-2018. "This is the first year scholarships will be made available to students going into their second, third or fourth years of their education," said David Cramer, United Cooperative President and CEO. "We've given more than $217,000 in scholarships the last eight years to high school seniors, but saw an opportunity in 2017 to include awards for students who are already enrolled at a college or technical school and are continuing their education." Scholarship applications are available at www.unitedcooperative.com. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2017.

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 2017-2018. The remainder of the scholarships are open to all majors. Previous United Cooperative scholarship award winners are not eligible to apply for the college or technical school continuing education awards.

Applicants will be judged on their leadership skills, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, motivation, and academic and personal goals. To be eligible, the student or parent must be one of United Cooperative’s 16,000+ patron members; the student must plan to attend (or be currently enrolled in) an accredited college, university, or technical school; and the student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are paid to the winning student when a transcript is received after the semester is completed, and proof of registration for the next semester is documented. Questions? Please contact Samantha Schade, United Cooperative promotions specialist, at samanthas@unitedcooperative.com. 

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