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ST. PAUL, MINN. Ââ€” Katie Marie Barnett of South Whitley recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the CHS Foundation, the major giving entity of CHS Inc., the nationâ€™s leading cooperative, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops across the United States.
Barnett will study Animal Sciences at Purdue University and is one of 50 students receiving scholarships through the CHS Foundation High School Scholarship Program.
The CHS Foundation distributed a total of $50,000 in high school scholarships and another $25,000 in two-year scholarships.
â€śThe CHS Foundation is proud to help these talented high school graduates enter the dynamic academic field of agriculture,â€ť said William J. Nelson, president, CHS Foundation and vice president, CHS Corporate Citizenship.
â€śWe believe these promising students have the potential to play an important role in the future of agriculture.â€ť
An independent, external committee selected recipients based on essays, transcripts and reference letters.
For more information on CHS Foundation scholarships, visit www.chsfoundation.org.