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Scholarships offered by CAWG for seniors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers 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, or visit the scholarship page at

One scholarship is funded by CAWG, and one is the “Friends of Wheat” scholarship, funded by donations in memory of several wheat supporters and friends, including Patti Wickstrom, Lorin Starkebaum, Cindy Seger, Gale Dunn, Cassie Brooks, Larry Palser and David Heck.

Mark Linnebur, CAWG president from Byers, said, “CAWG is very proud to be giving two scholarships for the fourth year in a row. We appreciate the contribution young people make to their communities, especially in rural Colorado, and we want to reward their efforts.”

These scholarships will be awarded to graduating 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 be fill out and return the CAWG scholarship form no later than April 1. 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 recipients will be announced in May 2013. The scholarships will be distributed in the summer of 2013 after the recipients provide confirmation of their enrollment in a college/university.

Last year’s scholarship winners were Kathleen Heupel of Weldona and Michael Brooks of Walsh.

Holyoke Enterprise March 7, 2013