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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.

17 cooperative scholarships totaling $38,000 were awarded for the 2010-2011 academic year, ranging from $1,000 - $5,000.Click here to see the press release. The ACCC has awarded $355,400 in scholarships on behalf of the cooperative community since 1985.

2010-11 Matthew Kent Stamper Memorial Scholarship:  Up to $5,000 awarded to a Junior or Senior in good academic standing majoring in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy  or Animal Science who is affiliated with a Kansas agricultural marketing, supply or service cooperative as a member/employee or as a child or dependent of a member/employee. Preference is given to those students from Rooks, Phillips, Smith, Osborne, Russell, Ellis, Trego, Graham and Norton counties.
2010-11 Recipient: Preston Smith of Sharon Springs, Agribusiness. Co-op connections: United Plains Ag, Farm Credit of Western Kansas, Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Midwest Electric, Inc.
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2010-11 Joseph Lieber Memorial Cooperative Scholarship: $4,000-$5,000 awarded to a Junior or Senior in good academic standing in the College of Agriculture who is affiliated with a Kansas agricultural marketing, supply or service cooperative as a member/employee or as a child or dependent of a member/employee. Students who meet certain criteria, including indicating cooperative affiliation on questions 57 and/or 58 on the Student Financial Aid Scholarship Form, are invited to apply. Finalists participate in a personal interview and the top candidate is selected as the recipient.
2010-11 Recipient: Kyla Clawson of Santanta, Animal Science and Industry and Agricultural Economics. Co-op connections: Sublette Cooperative, United Prairie Ag, Plains Equity Exchange and Cooperative Union, Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Pioneer Communications, Northwest Cotton Growers Cooperative, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association and Oklahoma Farm Credit Union.
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2010-11 Otis and Mary Lee Molz Cooperative Scholarship:  $5,000 awarded to a Junior or Senior in good academic standing in the College of Agriculture who is affiliated with a Kansas agricultural marketing, supply or service cooperative as a member/employee or as a child or dependent of a member/employee. Students who meet certain criteria, including indicating cooperative affiliation on questions 57 and/or 58 on the Student Financial Aid Scholarship Form, are invited to apply. Finalists participate in a personal interview and the top candidate is selected as the recipient.
2010-11 Recipient: Kim Kerschen of Garden Plain, Agronomy. Co-op connections: Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company, Andale Farmers Cooperative Co., Farm Credit, McPherson Co-op Credit Union, Sedgwick County Electric Cooperative Association and Farmers Cooperative Grain Association.
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2010-11 Linn County Cooperative Scholarship: at least $1,000 awarded to one or more upper class students in good academic standing in the College of Agriculture who attended one of the three Linn County high schools: Jayhawk Linn H.S., Pleasanton H.S. or Prairie View H.S. 
2010-11  Recipients: Jared Wilson and Lindsey Wilson - both are graduates of Prairie View High School
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2010-11 CoBank Scholarship:  Awarded to two or three upper class students in good academic standing in the Department of Agricultural Economics who have completed accounting or finance classes and is planning a career in finance or banking. In addition, the student or parents must belong to a farmer-owned cooperative.
2010-11  Recipients: Chad Huffman of Cunningham, Agribusiness. Co-op connections: Cairo Cooperative Exchange, Farmers Cooperative Equity Co., Kanza Cooperative Association, Hi-Plains Farm Credit, American Ag Credit, Ark Valley Electric Cooperative Association and Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative. Kyle Kennedy of Hoxie, Agricultural Economics. Co-op connections: Frontier Ag, Inc., Hi-Plains Cooperative Association, Western Cooperative Electric Association, Farm Credit of Ness City and Farm Credit of Western Kansas. Kyle Peine of Garnett, Agribusiness. Co-op connections: Frontier Farm Credit.
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2010-11 William S. May Scholarship for Ag Finance: Awarded to one or more upper class students in good academic standing in the Department of Agricultural Economics who has completed accounting or finance classes and is planning a career in finance or banking. In addition, the student or parents must belong to a farmer-owned cooperative.
2010-11 Recipient: Casey Cook of Johnson, Agricultural Economics and Finance. Co-op connections: Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative, Farmers Union Co-op Business Assn. of St. Marys and Jackson Farmers.
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2010-11 CHS Foundation University Scholarships:  Eight $1,000 scholarships 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 to pursue careers in production agriculture or agribusiness. Students can reapply annually. Preference is given to those students who have shown an interest in cooperatives through coursework, internships, international study tours, professional development, job shadowing, conferences, co-op membership and other educational experiences. Co-op membership includes being a member of a cooperative or a spouse, child or dependent of a member or being an employee of a cooperative or a spouse, child or dependent of an employee of any cooperative in the United States.
2010-11 Recipients: Kassie Curran of Farlington, Food Science. Co-op connections:  Producers Cooperative Association and Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative. Kyle Hannigan of Strong City, Agricultural Economics. Co-op connections: Frontier Farm Credit and Flint Hills Rural Electric Cooperative. Bryson Haverkamp of Bern, Agronomy. Co-op connections:  Frontier Farm Credit and Nemaha County Cooperative Association. Curtis Haverkamp of Bern, Agribusiness. Co-op connections: Frontier Farm Credit, Nemaha County Cooperative Association, Nemaha-Marshall Rural Electric Cooperative and Bluestem Rural Electric Co-op. Chad Huffman of Cunningham, Agribusiness. Co-op connections: Cairo Cooperative Exchange, Farmers Cooperative  Equity Co., Kanza Cooperative Association, Hi-Plains Farm Credit, American Ag Credit, Ark Valley Electric Cooperative Association and Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative. Joseph Abram Mertz of Manhattan, Agricultural Economics. Co-op connections: Farmers Union Co-op Business Association,  Farmers Cooperative Association, Frontier Farm Credit, Genex Cooperative and Bluestem Electric Cooperative. Drew Schoendaler of Grinnell, Agribusiness. Co-op connections:  Frontier Ag, Inc., Farm Credit of Ness City, S&T Telephone Co-op Association and Midwest Energy, Inc. Kayley Zimmerman of Belle Plaine, Agribusiness. Co-op connections: Farmers Cooperative Grain Association, Sumner-Cowley Rural Electric Cooperative and Farm Credit of the Heartland.
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