At Landus Cooperative, we are pleased to offer a scholarship program to high school seniors in our territory who plan to obtain a post-secondary education in an agricultural-related field. These young leaders will play a critical role in shaping agriculture in the coming decades.

As a farmer-owned cooperative, we are privileged to be in a position to consult with producers who are feeding the world as well as support the educational pursuits of those who will positively influence the industry for years to come. While the cost of post-secondary education rises, the goal of obtaining an advanced education is becoming harder to realize. This scholarship program is designed to recognize students’ academic achievements and potential while responding to the financial pressures felt by many rural families.

Landus Cooperative will be awarding five (5) one-year scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each during the 2020—2021 academic year. Recipients must enter an agriculture or life sciences program at the accredited post-secondary institution of their choice. Recipients will be chosen by an independent committee supervised by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

We sincerely hope you will take advantage of the “Excellence in Agriculture” scholarship program and wish you success in achieving your academic goals.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Applicant and/or parent (guardian) must be a voting member (Class A) in good standing of Landus Cooperative, account number required. 
  • Applicant must be a high school senior graduating in the spring of the 2019/2020 school year. 
  • Applicant must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Applicant must pursue a career in an agriculture or life sciences field of study attending the accredited post-secondary school of his or her choice. 
  • Dependents of directors and officers of Landus Cooperative are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. 
  • The application must be postmarked or submitted online on Landus Cooperative’s website no later than Friday, February 28, 2020, in order to be considered for the award.

All areas of the application are required.

  • Applicant Information
  • Activities and Work Experience 
  • Student Statement and Essay 
  • Reference Letter—to be completed by high school teacher 
  • Signature Page

Submission Details
There are two ways to complete this application:

  • Complete fillable PDF
  • Complete online application

*Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

 
This application must be postmarked, hand-delivered to the office of any Landus Cooperative location, or submitted online no later than February 28, 2020, in order to be considered for the award. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail on or before April 5, 2019.

Mailed applications should be sent to:

    Landus Cooperative
    Attention: Alyssa Hemesath
    2321 N. Loop Drive Ste. 220
    Ames, IA 50010


Further questions regarding Landus Cooperative’s "Excellence in Agriculture" scholarship program should be directed to:

EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Please complete all areas of the application. This application does not allow you to save your work and come back to it later. Because of this, it is our recommendation to download the PDF and complete the information in the PDF or a word document to reference as you fill out the application.


APPLICANT INFORMATION


Financial Management Budget


INVOLVEMENT & ESSAY QUESTIONS

List a maximum of eight major activities and your level of participation in each (offices held, committee assignments, awards, contests, etc.). Activities may include class offices or clubs, extracurricular student activities, community service.
Describe any work experience you have had over the past four years. (Include both farm and non-farm employment and activities, along with any life lessons which have resulted from being on the job.)
Briefly state your future career goals.
In the next ten years, how will you be involved in the agriculture industry?
Please share your belief: What value does a local cooperative bring to a rural community?

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS

Please submit one signed reference letter with this application. The reference letter must be from the applicant’s teacher.
Please upload the completed signatures page, the last page of the scholarship document, including the high school principal or guidance signature, parent/guardian signature and student signature.