April 19, 2016– Seven local students have been selected to each receive a $2,000 NEW Cooperative scholarship to help pursue their college education in an agriculture program. The scholarships are awarded by the NEW Cooperative Foundation to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholastics and a strong desire to pursue a career in agriculture. This year’s local scholarship winners include Hannah Corey, daughter of Perry and Stacy Corey from Lake City; Ethan Lenz, son of Rosie and the late Bruce Lenz from Manson; Alexandra Miller, daughter of Brent and Julie Miller from Onawa; Christopher Onken, son of Dave and Betty Onken from Glidden; Kalli Weber, daughter of Frank and Leona Weber from Mapleton; Leslie Loehr, daughter of Jeff and Lorie Loehr from Moorland; and Brad Richardson, son of Curt and Teresa Richardson from Manson.
For more than 20 years the NEW Cooperative scholarship program has been supporting the college education of area students. In that time, more than $200,000 has been awarded. Each year, students planning to enroll as a full time student in an agricultural college program at an Iowa college, and who are dependents of NEW Cooperative members or employees are eligible to apply to receive a scholarship. This includes graduating high school seniors, as well as college freshmen thru juniors. NEW Cooperative General Manager Dan Dix states “These students are the future of our agriculture industry. We are proud to support them in their college journey and can’t wait to see what they accomplish in the future.”