Aurora-The Aurora Cooperative announces it is accepting applications for the 2016 Aurora Cooperative Scholarships from now through March 11, 2016. Applications can be downloaded via the Aurora Cooperative website at www.auroracoop.com under the “Contact Us” tab.
These scholarships provide financial support for current high school seniors as well as students currently enrolled in college who are pursuing a college education and career in agriculture. The Aurora Cooperative began awarding scholarships in 2008 as part of the cooperative’s Centennial Celebration in support of continuing education within the agricultural sector.
This year five $1,000.00 and ten $500.00 scholarships will be awarded. The qualifying students must attend a public or private post-secondary institution in the 2016-2017 school year and major in an agriculture related field. The applicant’s parent/guardian must be an active patron of the Aurora Cooperative.
“The Aurora Cooperative is committed to the agriculture industry and is honored to help students who are as passionate about agriculture as we are,” said Dawn Caldwell, Communications and Marketing Manager, Aurora Cooperative. “We believe in the young people who are the future of agriculture and this is just one more way we can give back to our farmer-owners and their families; by investing in the next generation.”
The Aurora Cooperative has awarded scholarships totaling nearly $64,000 since the program began in 2008.