2023 Scholarship Winners

Jan 20, 2023

2023 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winners

For many years premier has offered scholarships to graduating high school seniors that are planning to attend an Ag Short Course or any other 2+ year accredited degree program after high school.

In order to qualify, students must:
  • Be a graduating high school senior in the class of 2023.
  • Be the child of an active member of Premier Cooperative. Active members must have done over $1,500 of patronage business with Premier during fiscal year 2022.
  • Student had to submit an essay on the role and importance of cooperatives in rural America.
This year 21 students applied for the scholarship from 10 different high schools, who have aspirations to study a variety of subjects at different colleges. 

All 21 seniors who applied were awarded a scholarship worth $750 from Premier Cooperative and were announced at the annual meeting on January 18, 2023. Congratulations to our scholarship winners:

  • Abigail Bures, Barneveld High School
  • Aedan Applegate, Barneveld High School
  • Alana Nelson, Ithaca High School
  • Alexis Blankenbeg, Iowa Grant
  • Anna Richardson, Benton High School
  • Edwin Gierke, Shullsburg High School
  • Elijah K Krantz, Mount Horeb High School
  • Emma Foley, Willowbrook High School
  • Erin Kelley, Mount Horeb High School
  • Gwendolyn Mahoney, Mount Horeb High School
  • Hannah Bauer, Richland Center High School
  • Joseph Robinson, Mineral Point High School
  • Kennedy Wenger, Mineral Point High School
  • Kolton Stibbe, Richland Center High School
  • Kortney Sebranek, River Valley High School
  • Lincoln Manning, Ithaca High School
  • Mackenzie Aurit, Mineral Point High School
  • Natashia Mueller, Ithaca Public Schools
  • Talena Sprecher, Ithaca High School
  • Ty Gaffney, Barneveld High School
  • William Kunkel, Southwestern High School

Allison Young

QA & Communications Manager

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