Scholarships

NEW Cooperative Scholarship Programs

The NEW Cooperative Foundation annually provides scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in agriculture. We are proud to offer two scholarships in 2024. Deadline to apply for both scholarships is March 15, 2024.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation offers a minimum of ten (10) scholarships of $2,000 each; awarded to undergraduates pursuing degrees in agriculture. We are also pleased to offer the Bob Wallentine Memorial Scholarship, awarding one $4,000 scholarship to a full-time student pursuing an Agricultural Business degree.

Recipients will be selected according to their outstanding leadership potential and interest in pursuing a future career in agriculture. Applicants shall be a full-time student that has been accepted into an accredited 2-year college or a 4-year university. Applicants who meet the criteria of the Wallentine Memorial scholarship (full-time undergraduate student at a four-year university pursuing an Agricultural Business degree) will automatically be entered for BOTH NEW Cooperative scholarships. Please review the NEW Scholarship and Wallentine Memorial Scholarship Guidelines below for details and eligibility requirements.


NEW Cooperative Ag Scholarship – Summary

Applicants must be a member of NEW Cooperative or the dependent of a NEW Cooperative member or full-time employee. Applicants shall be a full-time student that has been accepted into an accredited two-year college or four-year university, pursuing an agriculture-based degree. High school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors are eligible to apply. Recipients are chosen by an independent selection committee.

Bob Wallentine Memorial Ag Business Scholarship – Summary

Bob Wallentine served as General Manager of NEW Cooperative from its inception in 1973 until his retirement in 1996. He cared deeply for the farmers and employees he worked with and was inducted into the Iowa Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2006.

Applicants must be a member of NEW Cooperative or the dependent of a NEW Cooperative member or full-time employee. Applicants shall be a full-time student that has been accepted into an accredited two-year college or four-year university, pursuing an Agricultural Business degree. High school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors are eligible to apply. Recipients are chosen by an independent selection committee.

Scholarship Guidelines

NEW Cooperative Ag Scholarship Guidelines (PDF)

Bob Wallentine Memorial Scholarship Guidelines (PDF)

Scholarship Applications

By completing the scholarship application below, you automatically apply for both the NEW Cooperative Agriculture AND Wallentine Memorial scholarships if you meet the criteria for each. Recipients may only receive a NEW Cooperative scholarship one time.

NEW Cooperative Scholarship Application (PDF)

NEW Cooperative Scholarship Application (online application)

** Please note: when using online application, the application does not save and will submit a partial application if not completely fill out. Thank you!

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