Area grads collect First Cooperative scholarships
First Cooperative Association, headquartered in Cherokee, Iowa with 23 locations in Northwest Iowa has awarded 24 $500 scholarships to chosen graduates in their trade area. Since 1997 in excess of $178,000 has been given to local graduates to further their education in a variety of fields.
This year’s area recipients include:
Henry Peterson, Alta-Aurelia High School
Austin Degen, Ridge View High School
Madeline Else, Ridge View High School
Jill Galvin, Ridge View High School
Rachel Kenny, Ridge View High School
Anna Schmitt, Ridge View High School
Whitney Anderson, Sioux Central High School
Ben Hargens, Sioux Central High School
Alex Merten, Storm Lake St. Mary’s High School
Many of these young people are entering agricultural related and rural study fields and intend to work in rural areas. This is part of a culture that is encouraged by First Cooperative with the hope of continuing and strengthening the rural economy in Iowa.