March 26 2024 04:02 PM

    Cooperative to award $10,000 in secondary education scholarships

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    Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative will award $10,000 in secondary education scholarships to its membership, the cooperative announced today. Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to current students pursuing a degree in a four or two year program. Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors.

    Applicants must be high school seniors, high school graduates or college undergraduates. They must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year program at a technical, junior or community college. The area of study does not need to be agriculture related but applicants must be a dependent of an Edge member.

    “Our scholarship program is an excellent way for us to give back to our members, invest in the future of the next generation and affirm our support for continuing education,” Chief Executive Officer Tim Trotter said. “Edge is committed to supporting our membership, empowering our youth and fostering growth within our communities. These scholarships offer a way that we can work to achieve that goal.”

    Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership, participation in school and community activities, academic honors, goals and aspirations, recommendations and work experience.

    The full application and guidelines can be found on the Edge website. The application portal will remain open now until April 1. Applications must be submitted through the online application portal by April 1. For more information about the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative Scholarships, contact Lauren Laubscher at 715-584-7117 or llaubscher@voiceofmilk.com.