The Cooperative Resources International (CRI) Founders' Scholarship was established to honor the cooperative's pioneering leaders like K.E. Wallin, Max Drake, Charlie Krumm, Norris Carnes, Dave Yoder, Willys Gjermundson and others who were affiliated with organizations now a part of CRI.
The CRI Founders' Scholarship is awarded annually to children (a dependent, natural or legally-adopted child or stepchild) of full-time employees of the cooperative (CRI, AgSource, Co-DairyLytics, GENEX, MOFA GLOBAL, FARM SYSTEMS or CENTRAL LIVESTOCK) who have been employed for at least one year as of the scholarship deadline.
The scholarship is made available to reward young people within the CRI family who have demonstrated exceptional academic and leadership skills and have a desire to advance their education beyond traditional high school. As CRI is a dedicated agriculture organization, emphasis is given to applicants pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field (the emphasis is in the form of five bonus points, see scorecard); however, those entering other fields of study are encouraged to apply. A minimum of three CRI Founders' Scholarships with a value of $750 each are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a two-year technical school or four-year college/university in the fall.
*Bonus: Five additional points are awarded to applicants pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.
To Apply: Complete and submit the scholarship application online. Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation and a photograph of themself to: Cooperative Resources International, ℅ Brooke Schultz, PO Box 469, Shawano, WI 54166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 888-333-1783.
Deadline: The application is due March 31, 2018. The letters of recommendation and photograph must also be emailed or postmarked by March 31, 2018.