The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers will award two $1,000 scholarships to Colorado high school seniors. The applicants’ parents, grandparents, or legal guardians must be current or new members of CAWG or the applicant must be nominated by a current sponsor of CAWG. One scholarship is funded by CAWG, and one is the “Friends of Wheat” scholarship, funded by donations in memory of several wheat supporters.
Randy Traxler, CAWG vice president, said, “It is an exciting time in agriculture. Technology is creating jobs in rural areas that need to be filled by skilled individuals. Young people who have grown up in agriculture already have a terrific work ethic, and we are glad to provide scholarships to help with the additional training which is required for today’s careers” This is the fifth year for the scholarship tradition.
These scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college, university, junior college or community college. The students must enter college the same year as their graduation from high school. Students intending to major in agriculture related fields are strongly urged to apply.
Applicants must fill out and return the CAWG scholarship form no later than April 1. Two one-page essays are required as part of the scholarship application. For more information about the scholarship program or obtaining a list of CAWG sponsors, please contact the CAWG office at 970-449-6994, or visit the scholarship page at www.coloradowheat.org/scholarship.
The scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2014. The scholarships will be distributed in the summer of 2014 after the recipients provide confirmation of their enrollment in a college/university.
Last year’s scholarship winners were Sarah Cooksey of Roggen and Sean Arnold of Vona.