Annually, Central Wisconsin Cooperative offers the Careers In Agriculture Scholarships. Participants must be graduating Seniors in Central Wisconsin, enrolling in a two or four year agriculture related curriculum next fall, supply general information about themselves, explain why they are interested in a career in agriculture and explain why they feel cooperatives are important. Participants are scored on their scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture, written essay questions and perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.
The scholarship deadline is March 31st of each year. Click Here to print off a Scholarship Application
COOPERATIVE AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS 2013
June 2013 – Stratford, WI –Karla J. Scheunemann, Caroline E. Wolf and Megan E. Vobora, were recently awarded scholarships from Central Wisconsin Cooperative as part of the Cooperative’s Careers in Agriculture Scholarship program.
Karla J. Scheunemann, daughter of Loren and Barbara Scheunemann, a graduate of at Lincoln High School has been awarded the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship. Scheunemann plans to attend the University of Wisconsin Platteville in the fall and later transfer to UW Madison or Iowa State University and major in Large Animal Veterinary Medicine. Throughout school, Scheunemann has been very active in FFA and 4-H.
Caroline E. Wolf, daughter of Dale and Kathleen Wolf, of Loyal High School was a recipient of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship. Wolf plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science at University of Wisconsin River-Falls. She hopes to obtain a career as a Field Representative for a dairy plant. Caroline has displayed her leadership and actively participated in many ag-related extracurricular activities through FFA and 4-H.
Megan E. Vobora, daughter of Mark and Denise Vobora, a graduate of Auburndale High School was awarded the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship. Vobora plans to attend Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton to study Marketing. She plans to pursue and career in Agriculture Marketing. Megan would like to help educate the public on the importance of agriculture and the products that are produced and find ways to expand ag-based products use. Megan was an active member of FFA, DECA Club and has been involved in band and cheerleading.
Students from the Central Wisconsin area were invited to apply for the scholarships. Participants had to indicate their plans to enroll in a two or four year agriculture related curriculum this fall, supply general information about themselves, explain why they are interested in a career in agriculture and explain why they feel cooperatives are important. Participants are scored on their scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture, written essay questions and perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.
"The increasing need for specialization in agriculture makes a variety of agricultural career options possible. Our goal is to encourage more young people to pursue these careers," Says Frank Brenner, General Manager.
Central Wisconsin Cooperative is a farm supply Co-op serving over 6,000 patrons in both the farm and urban markets of Marathon, Wood, Portage, Lincoln, Clark counties and beyond.