Two CAWG Scholarships for Colorado High School Seniors
February 21, 2012, Fort Collins, Colo. – The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) will award two $1,000 scholarships to Colorado high school seniors. The applicants’ parents, grandparents, or legal guardians must be current or new members of CAWG ORthe applicant must be nominated by a current sponsor of CAWG. For a list of sponsors, please contact the CAWG office at 970-449-6994, or visit the scholarship page at www.coloradowheat.org. One scholarship is funded by CAWG, and one is the “Friends of Wheat” scholarship, funded by donations in memory of Patty Wickstrom of Orchard.
Randy Traxler, CAWG President, Otis, Colo., said, “CAWG is very proud to be giving two scholarships for the third year in a row. We appreciate the contribution young people make to their communities, especially in rural Colorado, and we want to reward their efforts.”
These scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college, university, junior college or community college. The students must enter college the same year as their graduation from high school. Students intending to major in agriculture related fields are strongly urged to apply.
Applicants must fill out and return the CAWG scholarship form no later than April 2, 2012. Two one-page essays are required as part of the scholarship application.
Those interested may contact the CAWG office at 970-449-6994 for more information about the scholarship program. They may also download a copy of the application by visiting www.coloradowheat.org.
The scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2012. The scholarships will be distributed in the summer of 2012 after the recipients provide confirmation of their enrollment in a college/university.
Last year’s scholarship winners were Alison Seedorf of Yuma and Ben Williams of Hayden.