Scholarships

2018 Scholarship Program

RIver Valley Cooperative is pleased to announce our 2018 Scholarship Program. Scholarship opportunities are available for both four-year and two-year students seeking careers in agriculture, please see guidelines below.

FOUR-YEAR DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS
River Valley Cooperative will offer five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 annually to high school seniors and college students pursuing a four-year degree in an agriculture-related field.

Scholarships are available to students who live within River Valley Cooperative’s trade area. Applicants do not have to be a member of River Valley Cooperative to be eligible. Previous River Valley Cooperative scholarship recipients are not eligible to re-apply. Awards are based on scholastic achievement, demonstration of community and school involvement, knowledge of the cooperative system, and the perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.

Applicants must complete an application form, four essay questions, provide two letters of recommendation, and a high school or college transcript. Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2018. Scholarship award recipients will be notified by mail by April 1, 2018.

Scholarship recipients must provide a copy of their transcript after successful completion of their fall semester. After documentation is received a check will be issued to the university they are attending and deposited into their student account.

APPLICATION FORMS 
• Fillable PDF Application 
• Printable Word Application

Applicants may choose to complete either the pdf application or Word application, no handwritten applications will be accepted. All applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2018.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jayne Carstensen, Communications Specialist, at jcarstensen@rivervalleycoop.com or 563-285-1715.


TWO-YEAR DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS:
River Valley Cooperative will offer nine scholarships in the amount of $500 to high school seniors pursuing a two-year degree at one of three area community colleges – Black Hawk College East, Kirkwood Community College, and Muscatine Community College. Students are eligible to continue (renew) the scholarship each semester, should they continue to contribute to our intern work program in that semester, and keep a 2.5 minimum GPA. In addition, Internships will be required as a term of continuation, in their second and third semesters; along with job shadowing in their first and last semesters.

Scholarship applicants must be enrolling in an agriculture-related associates degree program. Minimum GPA expectation: 3.0. Students intending to transfer to a four-year university are not eligible.

Scholarships are available to students who live within River Valley Cooperative’s trade area. Applicants do not have to be a member of River Valley Cooperative to be eligible. Previous River Valley Cooperative scholarship recipients are not eligible to re-apply. Awards are based on scholastic achievement, demonstration of community and school involvement, knowledge of the cooperative system, and the perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.

Applicants must complete an application form, four essay questions, provide two letters of recommendation, and a high school transcript. Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2018. Scholarship award recipients will be notified by mail by April 1, 2018.

Scholarship recipients must provide a copy of their transcript after successful completion of each semester. After documentation is received a check will be issued to the college they are attending and deposited into their student account. 

APPLICATION FORMS
• Fillable PDF Application
• Printable Word Application

Applicants may choose to complete either the pdf application or Word application, no handwritten applications will be accepted. All applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2018.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jayne Carstensen, Communications Specialist, at jcarstensen@rivervalleycoop.com or 563-285-1715.

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