AINSWORTH, Neb. (November 2017) – Area high school seniors planning to pursue careers in agriculture are encouraged to apply for the Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Scholarship:

“The Future of Agriculture.” The cooperative will award four $1000 scholarships in its trade area in February of 2018.

To apply for the scholarships, students must:

  • Be a high school senior planning to enroll in a two or four year post-secondary agricultural-related program in the fall of 2018
  • Demonstrate both leadership abilities and academic performance
  • Write an essay describing why he or she is interested in a career in agriculture

Applications are available at the Farmers Ranchers Cooperative’s main office, here on the web site, or from your high school guidance counselor. All applications must be postmarked or dropped off at the main office by February 2, 2018.  Scholarship winners will be notified in February.  For more information or to request an application, call (800) 233-6627 and ask for Bryce Hasenohr or contact him at


2018 Scholarship Application PDF version


2018 Scholarship Application Word version




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The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation (NCCEF) will provide eight (8) scholarships for the 2018/19 academic year to students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis.

The NCCEF scholarship program includes

  •  Six $2,500 scholarships in honor of Michael S. Turner–one to an incoming student and the balance to upperclassmen–majoring in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics
  •  One $2,500 scholarship in honor of Robert C. Andersen to an upperclassman majoring in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics
  •  One $1,500 scholarship at NCTA in honor of Michael S. Turner to a student majoring in Agribusiness or Ag Production Systems

The scholarship program was initiated with the 1993/94 academic year as an important addition to the Council's youth education efforts. Since that time, 181 scholarships totaling $180,100 have been provided to students.

Scholarship committees at UNL and NCTA make the selection of recipients based on criteria established for each scholarship. The Foundation only verifies local cooperative affiliation and Council membership requirements.

Individuals will need to complete an online application form and submit it electronically to UNL or NCTA by April 15, 2018. The application forms are available on the Foundation/Scholarships page of the Council’s website at