Scholarship program targets high school, college students

United Cooperative’s Scholarship Program is accepting applications.

The 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 2019-2020.

Scholarship applications are available at www.unitedcooperative.com. The deadline to apply is March 1.

To be eligible, the student or parent must be one of United Cooperative’s 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.

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 2019-2020.

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. 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.

For more information, contact Samantha Schade, United Cooperative promotions specialist, at samanthas@unitedcooperative.com.