Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is offering ten $1,000 scholarships for the 2017 academic year to college students pursuing careers, as well as two $750 scholarships specifically for students earning degrees from technical colleges.
"Equity Livestock is proud to help students further their educational endeavors by offer- ing scholarships," says Chuck Adami, president/CEO. "The rise in tuition isn't making it easy for today's youth to earn their degree, so if our scholarship program can slightly reduce their finan- cial worries, then by all means, we should support their efforts."
To be eligible, applicants must be a member or the son or daughter of an Equity Cooperative Livestock producer pursuing higher education from an accredited college, university, or technical school. Scholarship winners are selected based on their scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, application essay response and dedication to a career.
Applications are available from the home page of the cooperative's website at www.equitycoop.com, or by calling 1-800-362-3989, ext. 152. Applicants are asked to provide a current college transcript and three letters of reference in addition to their completed online application form by Monday, November 28, 2016.
To view eligibility form, please click here.
Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is a federated cooperative headquartered in Baraboo. Equity operates 12 auction markets, and services producers in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Equity assists producers with the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses.