April 16, 2012 (FORT DODGE, IA)
Contact: Afton Holt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Seven local students have been selected to receive a $2,000 NEW Cooperative scholarship to further pursue their college education and agriculture degree programs. The scholarships are awarded by the NEW Cooperative Foundation to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholastics, and a strong desire to pursue a career in agriculture. This year's local scholarship winners include Cale Juergensen, Churdan; Clarissa Thomas, Humboldt; Jensen Sandgren, Callender; Kaitlyn Barrett, Moorland; Kayla Degner, Lytton; Kent Thelke, Dows; and Michael Martin, Somers.
Through the scholarship program, NEW Cooperative, and the NEW Cooperative Foundation, have awarded over $190,000 to support the agriculture college education of area students since 1993. Each year, students planning to enroll as a full time student in an agricultural college program, and whom are dependents of NEW Cooperative members or employees, are eligible to apply to receive a scholarship. This includes graduating high school seniors, as well as, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. As explained by NEW Cooperative General Manager, Brent Bunte, "The future of the agriculture industry relies greatly on today's agriculture students, and NEW Cooperative is proud to support their education and career goals."
About NEW Cooperative, Inc. & the NEW Cooperative Foundation
NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading Midwest agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today's agriculture markets and services to over 2,600 members through their 21 locations in Iowa.
The NEW Cooperative Foundation is the charitable giving entity of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations that are dedicated to youth and education, human services, and civic purposes that further enhance the quality of life in our member's local communities.