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United Cooperative Awards $50,000 in Scholarships

Fifty Wisconsin high school seniors, college students won awards

United Cooperative

United Cooperative, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Beaver Dam, WI, with locations throughout Wisconsin, awarded 50 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college students continuing their education in both agricultural or nonagricultural majors.

“Each year we receive many applications from talented people for scholarships,” says David Cramer, United Cooperative President and CEO. “We started the scholarship program in 2008 to support students and their development for future careers in the communities where we do business."

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

“We believe in supporting these young adults and are optimistic that some of these students will seek careers in Wisconsin agriculture and the businesses that support agriculture,” Cramer adds.

Applicants were reviewed by a representative of the Federated Youth Foundation, and were judged on their 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.

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