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AAS Ag Program Sponsorship

For students interested in working with us, CFE offers 2-year full tuition sponsorships to three high school seniors pursuing an Associates of Applied Science Ag degree at a participating technical college.

Student Eligibility:

  • High school senior, graduating mid-term or in the spring
  • Legal U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must major in the AAS Ag program at a participating technical college listed in guidelines

Applications must be submitted by March 25th.

2023 SPONSORSHIP Winners

Kaden Maxwell

Mitchell Technical College

Emma Gerke-Monroe

Iowa Lakes Community College

Tanner Van Heuvelen

Minnesota West

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CFE Scholarships

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Each year, CFE offers $1,000 scholarships to five area high school seniors who have a passion for agriculture and are pursuing an agriculture-related major at a technical school or college.

Student Eligibility:

  • High school senior, graduating mid-term or in the spring
  • The parent of the student must be a Class A or B member of CFE
  • Must intend to major in agricultural-related major at a technical school or college
  • Legal U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Applications must be submitted by March 25th.

2023 Scholarship Winners

Collin Teunissen
Collin Tennissen

West Lyon High School
Inwood, IA

Jaydee Bremer

Sibley-Ocheyedan High School
Sibley, IA

Tanner Tesch
Tanner Tesch

HMS High School
Hartley, IA

Caden Winquist

Alcester-Hudson High School
Alcester, SD

Hayden Van De Stroet

Western Christian High School
Hull, IA

2023 Scholarship Winners

Collin Teunissen
Collin Teunissen

West Lyon High School
Inwood, IA

Jaydee Bremer

Sibley-Ocheyedan High School
Sibley, IA

Tanner Tesch
Tanner Tesch

HMS High School
Hartley, IA

Caden Winquist

Alcester-Hudson School
Alcester, SD

Hayden Van De Stroet

Western Christian High School
Hull, IA

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Sponsorship Guidelines

Selection Process:
Sponsorship recipients shall be determined by an internal CFE committee. This sponsorship will be based on leadership, character, and community involvement.

Final candidates must be present for a personal interview with the sponsorship committee. You will be contacted via email to set up an interview so please check the email you have provided in this application regularly.

Distributing the Awards:
Sponsorship awards will be presented to the winners at the school’s awards ceremony by a CFE representative. School counselors will be notified following candidate selection process by a CFE sponsorship committee member. Funds will be disbursed to the college directly following registration and after receiving a copy of the first semester invoice. The award is applied to all (4) four semesters of the AAS Ag Degree for high school seniors. For students currently enrolled in a listed technical college, the award will be applied to the remaining semesters. 

View full guidelines for requirements.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Complete application (download pdf here)
  2. Complete checklist:
    • Complete application
    • 2 (two) letters of recommendations
    • 1 (one) essay; 2 pages maximum
    • 12-point font, single spaced
    • Academic verification
  3. Submit materials one of two ways:
    • Mailing instructions: (Postmarked by March 25th)
      Cooperative Farmers Elevator
      ATTN: AAS Ag Program Sponsorship
      PO Box 37, Rock Valley, IA 51247
    • Email the information.

Specific Instructions:
Failure to enclose all the required information, sign the application or meet the deadline date will result in disqualification.

Must major in the AAS Ag program at a participating technical college:

  • Dordt University Pro-Tech:
    Sioux Center, Iowa
    • Farm Operations & Management
  • Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC):
    Des Moines, Iowa
    • Agribusiness
  • Ellsworth Community College:
    Iowa Falls, Iowa
    • Agribusiness
    • Precision Agriculture
    • Animal Science
  • Iowa Lakes Community College:
    Emmetsburg, Iowa
    • AgProduction Technology
    • Agribusiness Technology
  • Lakes Area Tech:
    • Ag Commodity Merchandising
    • Ag Livestock Production & Management
    • Ag Precision Technology
    • Ag Production
  • Minnesota West Community College:
    Worthington, Minnesota
    • Agriculture Business Management
    • Agriculture Production
  • Mitchell Technical College:
    Mitchell, South Dakota
    • Agronomy
    • Precision Ag Technology
  • Northwest Iowa Community College:
    Sheldon, Iowa
    • Agriculture (Online)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College:
    Sioux City, Iowa
    • Agribusiness Technology
    • Agriculture Management

Questions should be directed to:
Sarah Ranschau, HR Director
712-451-6280 | Email

Questions About CFE Scholarships or Sponsorships?

Scholarship Guidelines

Selection Process:
CFE High School Scholarships recipient shall be determined by an internal committee. This award will be based on leadership, character and community involvement.

Distributing the Awards:
Scholarships are one-time nonrenewable award. CFE will notify the guidance counselor 30 days following the close of the scholarship application date and awards will be presented to the winners at the school’s awards ceremony by CFE. Funds will be disbursed to the school directly following the completion of the first semester for any educational expense following confirmation of the completed first semester transcripts. Confirmation of first semester can be mailed directly to the CFE Scholarship Program for disbursement of funds.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Complete application (download pdf here)
  2. Complete checklist:
    • Complete application
    • 2 (two) letters of recommendations; 100 word minimum
    • 2 (two) essays; 500 word minimum
    • Academic verification
  3. Submit materials one of two ways:
    • Mailing instructions: (Postmarked by March 25th)
      Cooperative Farmers Elevator
      ATTN: Scholarship Program
      PO Box 37, Rock Valley, IA 51247
    • Email the information.

Cooperative Farmers Elevator is offering (5) five $1,000 scholarships to any high school seniors pursuing an agricultural-related major at a technical school or college this fall.

CFE supports deserving students who have a passion for agriculture, a desire to attain their educational goals and driven to succeed to their fullest ability.

Specific Instructions:
Failure to enclose all the required information, sign the application or meet the deadline date will result in disqualification.

Questions should be directed to:
Sarah Ranschau, HR Director
712-451-6280 | Email

Questions About Working with CFE?