ProAg of Renville County

2015 Scholarships

Daniel Roker of Bird Island is the recipient of the 2015 Agriculture Future of America Leader and Academic Scholarship. ProAg raised funds that were matched by AFA to award this $4,200 scholarship.

$1,000 Scholarship Awards
Alex Broderius                     BLHS
Allyssa Lueck                       Redwood Valley
Chrystopher McRell             BOLD

$500 Scholarships

Brady Schmoll
Ben Steffel

Buffalo Lake Hector Stewart:
Alexander Girodat
Cody Johnson
Cody Schmolz
Joshua  Swenson

Cedar Mountain:
Joel Hoffman

Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop:
Thomas Weikle

Renville County West:
Dana Elliot
Matthew Wordes

Redwood Valley:
Alexis Kodet

No applicants

ProAg of Renville County Announce the 2015 Scholarship’s Availability

ProAg of Renville County is happy to announce the 2015 scholarship opportunities for Renville County
high school seniors. These scholarships are being made available by ProAg of Renville County, The Ag Renewable Energy Committee of the Renville County Housing and Economic Development Authority and the generous donations to the Renville County All Ag Celebration.

On behalf of the  “All Ag Celebration,” and Ag Renewable Committee, ProAg is administrating the scholarship program. The program is offering 2 scholarships per school to Renville County residents, 2 county wide scholarships as well as the AFA Scholarship. The applications are due March 20, 2015 for all scholarships.

1 - The scholarships per school requirements:
~ Two $500 scholarships per school
    BLHS, BOLD, Cedar Mountain, GFW, RCW, Redwood Area, YME
    Students who live in Renville County and attending another High School will also receive consideration
~ Renville County resident
~ Plan to attend College (2 or 4 yr Schools)
~ Open to any student regardless of career choice

2 - County Wide Scholarships
~ Two $1,000 scholarships
~ Renville County resident
~ Plan to attend College (2 or 4 yr Schools)
~ Preference to those who plan to pursue Ag Related Careers but open to all students regardless of career choice

ProAg Scholarship Application

~ Completed application (make copies or can fill out an online version at: listing school and community activities, short essay.

3- The AFA scholarship is for a student pursuing post-secondary education for careers in
agriculture. Application requirements are the same as above with an intent in pursuing
agriculture related field. A face to face interview will also be coordinated in early April. An
online application can be used at If you use the online
application you will also be applying for a National AFA Scholarships.

AFA Scholarship Application

ProAg is collaborating with Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to support an agricultural
scholarship program. AFA is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to helping support higher
education and leader development of future agriculture producers and rural business
leaders. Founded in 1996, AFA works to create partnerships in rural communities where
agribusinesses, educational institutions, government agencies, associations and individuals
raise funds for agriculture scholarships and promote leader development.

This AFA scholarship is $4,200. $3,200 is an academic scholarship to your college of choice and
$1,000 is for your registration at the AFA Leaders Conference in Kansas City, MO. Nov. 5-8, 2015.

If you have questions about these scholarships opportunities please feel free to contact
Pat Halbe at 320-522-0699
AFA Alumni Joel Mathiowetz at 507-430-8336

Scholarships are due March 20, 2015 and should be mailed to:
ProAg Scholarships
1815 West Lincoln Avenue
P.O. Box 126
Olivia, MN 56277

Joel Mathiowetz           Pat Halbe
AFA Coordinator          All Ag Celebration Chair

ProAg Scholarship Application

AFA Scholarship Application
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