ST PAUL, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The CHS Foundation announced today that it will award 50 $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors planning to study an agricultural field at a two or four-year college.
"We're excited to raise our high school scholarship allotment from 25 to 50 scholarships," says William Nelson, president, CHS Foundation. "This increase demonstrates the CHS Foundation's continuing commitment to help build the next generation of leaders in production, science technology and business agriculture."
High school seniors are invited to apply for a high school scholarship by visiting the University Partnerships (http://www.chsfoundation.org/upartnerships.html) section of the CHS Foundation website (http://www.chsfoundation.org/). An independent, external committee will select recipients based on essays, transcripts and reference letters. The application deadline is April 1, 2010.
The CHS Foundation also offers two-year college scholarships for agricultural students in their first years at a two-year college and university scholarships for students currently working toward a four-year agriculture-related degree. Visit the CHS Foundation website (http://www.chsfoundation.org/) for additional details.
The CHS Foundation (www.chsfoundation.org) is the major giving entity of CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com), 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 CHS Foundation