CCI Innovation in Agriculture Scholarship
Application deadline: Postmarked by April 1
This scholarship will be awarded to 4-H members or alumni who will be entering their freshman year of college. This is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to be used toward education expenses at a post-secondary institution in the United States. Applicants must intend to pursue a degree in agriculture, with a preference for students pursuing a degree in agronomy, soil science, horticulture, plant science, ag economics, agribusiness or closely related field.
Corn Capital Innovations (CCI) was formed in Olivia, Minnesota by Steve and Summer O’Neill in 2008. The family-owned business is an industry leader that helps crop producers develop innovative farm plans that integrate the four components of profitability: crop insurance, grain marketing, financial analysis, and yield building
strategies. The O’Neill’s and many CCI employees are proud 4-H alumni.
The review committee will evaluate applicants based on scholastic achievements, career interest area, community and 4-H involvement, and leadership roles and positions.
Applicants must submit the following:
- CCI Scholarship application form and essay.
- Official copy of current high school transcript.
- Two letters of recommendation: one from a teacher or academic advisor and one from an
extension educator, program coordinator, or club leader.
- One individual photo (black/white or color, between 2x3” and 4x5”). The photo will be used for
publicity if you receive the scholarship; it will not be returned.
Award notices will be distributed in June. The scholarship award check will be made payable to the institution that the recipient is attending, not to the recipient name, but can be mailed to the recipient’s address.
Attn: Scholarship committee
475 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-612-624-2116