CHS Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

Jan 21, 2010, 13:06 ET from The CHS Foundation

ST PAUL, Minn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-year college students are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the CHS Foundation, the major giving entity of CHS Inc., an energy, grains and food Fortune 200 company.

The CHS Foundation will award 25 $1,000 two-year college scholarships to first-year agricultural students attending a two-year college.

"As the agricultural industry continues to grow, it's vitally important that we continue to build the next generation of leaders in production, science, technology and business agriculture," says William Nelson, president, CHS Foundation. "We're proud to offer these scholarships which help plant seeds for a strong future in agriculture."

The scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2010. An independent, external committee will select scholarship recipients based on essays, transcripts and reference letters. For eligibility information and application forms, visit the University Partnerships ( section of the CHS Foundation website (

The CHS Foundation also offers 50 high school scholarships for high school seniors planning to study an agricultural field at a two- or four-year college and university scholarships for college sophomores, juniors or seniors currently working toward a four-year agriculture-related degree. Visit the CHS Foundation website ( for additional details.

The CHS Foundation ( is the major giving entity of CHS Inc. (, a diversified energy, grains and foods Fortune 200 company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives. As a part of the CHS stewardship focus, the CHS Foundation is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development.

SOURCE The CHS Foundation