ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High school and two-year college students are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the CHS Foundation, the major giving entity of CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company.
The CHS Foundation will award 50 $1,000 high school scholarships to students planning to study an agricultural field at a two or four-year college and 25 $1,000 two-year college scholarships to first-year agricultural students attending a two-year college.
"The CHS Foundation is committed to helping create a strong future—and strong future leaders—for rural America," says William Nelson, president CHS Foundation and vice president CHS Corporate Citizenship. "We are proud to act on this commitment by offering scholarships to help prepare the next generation of leaders in production, science, technology and business agriculture."
The application deadline for scholarships is March 15, 2014. An independent, external committee will select scholarship recipients based on essays, transcripts and reference letters. For eligibility information and application forms, click here: www.chsinc.com/stewardship/leadership-development.
The CHS Foundation also offers four-year university scholarships for students currently working toward an agricultural-related degree. Application deadlines vary for each participating university.
The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com), the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company. 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 Inc.