Two Scholarships for Colorado High School Seniors

Published Friday, October 21, 2016

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 OR the applicant must be nominated by a current sponsor of CAWG.  For a list of sponsors, please contact the CAWG office at 970-449-6994.

One scholarship is funded by CAWG, and one is the "Friends of Wheat" scholarship, funded by donations in memory of several wheat supporters.

Brian Brooks, CAWG president, Walsh, Colo., said, "CAWG is pleased to once again be offering scholarships for young people. While agriculture is facing uncertain times, the need remains for skilled, driven individuals in our industry. By providing this financial assistance, the CAWG scholarship program is helping to secure a successful future for both the students and the agricultural industry as a whole." This is the eighth year for the scholarship tradition.

These scholarships will be awarded to graduating Colorado 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 March 1, 2017. 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 the scholarship webpage at

The scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2017. The scholarships will be distributed in the summer of 2017 after the recipients provide confirmation of their enrollment in a college/university.

Last year's scholarship winners were Brandon Schenk of Akron, and Justin McCaffrey of Cope.