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ACCC Cooperative Scholarships

As part of our mission to promote the development of and education about cooperatives, the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center (ACCC) awards several types of cooperative scholarships to undergraduate students at Kansas State University.

To apply for the ACCC Cooperative Scholarships, the first step for current and transfer students is to fill out the K-State scholarship application by February 1st. There are a variety of questions pertaining to the cooperative scholarships including membership connections to cooperatives (including agricultural, farm credit, credit union, rural electric and rural telephone cooperatives). We do not currently offer any scholarships to incoming Freshmen. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be invited to apply for the cooperative scholarships. More information, including eligibility requirements, on each scholarship currently offered is listed below.

16 cooperative scholarships totaling $54,900 were awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year, ranging from $1,000 - $10,983The ACCC has awarded $778,936 in scholarships on behalf of the cooperative community since 1985. 1985-2018 Cooperative Scholarships Award Summary

 

David and Susan Barton Cooperative Leadership Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding student who meet three minimum eligibility requirements: (1) properly enrolled as a junior or senior in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University pursuing a degree in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics during the academic year the scholarship is awarded, (2) strong academic performance during at least two semesters at Kansas State University with a cumulative grade point average at Kansas State University of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and (3) is affiliated with a marketing, supply, or service company operating on a cooperative basis in the United States (including agricultural, farm credit, credit union, rural electric and rural telephone cooperatives) Affiliation with a cooperative includes being a member or employee of a cooperative or a spouse, child or dependent of a member or employee of a cooperative. Preference will be given to eligible candidates who demonstrate leadership potential, achievement or performance on the following three factors: (1) strong leadership development experience, (2) preparation and planning for a career that includes being a leader of a business in an executive, manager or board member position, and (3) appreciation and understanding of the cooperative business model.


2018-19 Recipients: Coleman Forst of Marysville, Kansas, a senior in agricultural economics and finance. Co-op connection: Blue Valley Tele-Communications, Inc. and Emily Zwick of Wichita, Kansas, a senior in agricultural economics. Co-op connections: Central Prairie Cooperative, Cooperative Grain and Supply and Flint Hills Electric. 

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18-19 Barton Scholarship

Matthew Kent Stamper Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding student who (1) is properly enrolled as a junior or senior in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University during the year the scholarship is awarded. Other criteria to be met is affiliation with a Kansas marketing, supply, or service cooperative (including agricultural, farm credit, credit union, rural electric and rural telephone cooperatives) that is a member of the Kansas Cooperative Council (KCC). Affiliation with a cooperative includes being a member or employee of a cooperative or a spouse, child or dependent of a member or employee of a cooperative. Among the eligible candidates, preference will be given to students who (1) are enrolled in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry or Department of Agronomy and (2) are from Northwest or North Central Kansas, especially Rooks County or the surrounding counties of Phillips, Smith, Osborne, Russell, Ellis, Trego, Graham and Norton and (3) are interested in pursuing a career in production agriculture.  

 
2018-19 Recipient: Matthew Hamon of Ozawkie, Kansas, a senior in agricultural economics. Co-op connections: FreeState Electric Cooperative and Jackson Farmers, Inc.

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2018-19 Stamper scholarship

Otis and Mary Lee Molz Cooperative Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding student who (1) is properly enrolled as a Kansas resident junior or senior in the College of Agriculture during the academic year the scholarship is used and (2) is affiliated with a Kansas marketing, supply, or service cooperative (including agricultural, farm credit, credit union, rural electric and rural telephone cooperatives) that is a member of the Kansas Cooperative Council (KCC),  and (3) can demonstrate current financial need by completing the standard financial information forms used at Kansas State University. Affiliation with a cooperative includes being a member or employee of a cooperative or a spouse, child or dependent of a member or employee of a cooperative. Preference will be given to students who (1) have financial need, (2) have demonstrated strong academic performance during their previous college coursework and activities, and (3) are preparing for and planning a career that includes being an agricultural producer or working as an employee of a cooperative, cooperative related business or a service provider to cooperatives (e.g., law firms and auditing firms). 


2018-19 Recipient: Jayden Meyer of Athol, Kansas, a junior in Agricultural Economics. Co-op connections: High Plains Farm Credit, Midway Co-op, Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative and Trinity Ag. 

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Molz Scholarship 2017-18

Joseph Lieber Memorial Cooperative Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding student who (1) is properly enrolled as a junior or senior in the College of Agriculture during the academic year the scholarship is used and (2) is affiliated with a Kansas marketing, supply, or service cooperative (including agricultural, farm credit, credit union, rural electric and rural telephone cooperatives) that is a member of the Kansas Cooperative Council (KCC). Preference will be given to students who (1) demonstrate financial need by completing the standard financial aid information forms used at Kansas State University, (2) have a strong academic performance record during their years of college, and (3) are planning a career that includes being an agricultural producer, or working as an employee of a cooperative, cooperative related business or a service provider to cooperatives (e.g., law firms and auditing firms). 

2018-19 Recipient: Bryn Swearingen of Hiawatha, Kansas, a junior majoring in agribusiness. Co-op connections: Ag Partners Cooperative, AGP, Brown-Atchison Rural Electrical Co-op and Frontier Farm Credit.

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Lieber Scholarship 2017-18

CoBank Outstanding Student Scholarship: 

The scholarship will be awarded to three outstanding students who (1) are properly enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior in the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture during the academic year the scholarship is used and (2) has exhibited academic excellence. Preference will be given to students who (1) are studying agricultural economics or agribusiness studying finance, economics or banking and (2) are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, IA, KS, KY, MO, MN, NE and TX. Recipients of the CoBank Scholarship in their sophomore or junior year may apply for an internship at CoBank and graduating seniors may contact CoBank Recruiting to discuss potential employment opportunities. 

2018-19 Recipients:Andrea Bryant of Cimarron, Kansas, a senior in agribusiness and accounting. Co-op connections: Pride Ag Resources and Victory Electric Cooperative Association. Jacqueline Clawson of Meade, Kansas, a senior in agricultural economics and business marketing. Co-op connection: CMS Rural Electric Co-op, Cooperative Elevator and Supply (Meade), Dairy Farmers of America, Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Plains Equity Exchange & Cooperative, and United Telephone Association. Reed Sage of Maple Hill, Kansas, a senior in agricultural economics. Co-op connection: FreeState Electric Cooperative.

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CoBank Scholarship 2018-19

CHS Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to one or more outstanding students who are properly enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior during the academic year the scholarship is used and are working towards an agricultural-related degree or STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degree and who demonstrate academic aptitude. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the U.S. or in the U.S. lawfully on a non-temporary basis. This scholarship program encourages students to pursue careers in production agriculture, agriculture business or related STEM fields. Recipients shall NOT be selected based on financial need. Recipients are able to receive the award multiple times. Recipients should exhibit leadership qualities through university, community or ag industry involvement. Priority will be given to students demonstrating an interest in agriculture based cooperatives. 

  
2018-19 Recipients: Jenna Crampton of Colby, Kansas, a junior in agribusiness. Co-op connections: Central Valley Ag, Hi-Plains Cooperative Association, Midwest Energy, S & T Communications and United Ag Service.  Gracie Danner of West Liberty, Iowa, a junior in agricultural economics. Co-op connections: Consumers Cooperative, Eastern Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, Farm Credit Services of America and River Valley Cooperative. Jenna Goetzmann of Gardner, Kansas, a junior in agricultural business and global food systems leadership. Co-op connection: Frontier Farm Credit; Suzanne Huntley of Phillipsburg, Kansas, a junior in agribusiness. Dean Klahr of Holton, Kansas, a senior in animal sciences and industry. Co-op connections: Brown-Atchinson Electric Cooperative, Genex Cooperative, and Jackson Farmers. Sarah Niederee of Great Bend, Kansas, a senior in agricultural economics. Co-op connections: Great Bend Cooperative Association and Wheatland Electric Cooperative. Eli Ohlde of Clyde, Kansas, a sophomore in agricultural economics. Co-op connections: Bluestem Electric Cooperative and Prairie Land Electric Cooperative. Three incoming freshmen also received a CHS Foundation Scholarship, awarded through the College of Agriculture: Kinsey Harlan of Madison, Kansas, a freshman in agribusiness; Kinsey Griffith of Wakeeney, Kansas, a freshman in agricultural economics; and Kaitlyn Urban of Louisburg, Kansas, a freshman in agribusiness. 

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2018-19 CHS Foundation Scholarship

Triangle Insurance Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to one or more outstanding students who are properly enrolled as a junior or senior during the academic year the scholarship is used and are working towards an agricultural-related degree. Students must have an agricultural cooperative background and a member of the family must either (1) belong to a cooperative who is a customer of Triangle Insurance; (2) be an employee of a customer cooperative; or (3) serve on the board of directors of a customer cooperative. 

2018-19 Recipient:Allison DeWeese of Kingman, Kansas, a junior in agribusiness. Co-op connections: Skyland Grain and Wheatland Electric.
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Triangle Insurance Scholarship 2017-18

For information about the eligibility requirements and the application and selection processes, please contact Seleise Barrett, ACCC Managing Director.