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Nebraska Co-op Council

The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation (NCCEF) will provide eight (8) scholarships for the 2017/18 academic year to students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis.

The NCCEF scholarship program includes:

  • Six $2,500 scholarships in honor of Michael S. Turner-one  to an incoming student and the balance to upperclassmen-majoring in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics
  • One $2,500 scholarship in honor of Robert C. Anderson to an upperclassman majoring in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics
  • One $1,500 scholarship at NCTA to a student majoring in Agribusiness or Ag Production Systems

The scholarship program was initiated with the 1993/94 academic year as an important addition to the Council's youth education efforts.  Since that time, 173 scholarships totaling $161,100 have been awarded to students. 

Student eligibility is restricted to sons/daughters of a parent/legal guardian who has been an active member, director, or employee for at least the prior three (3) years of a cooperative which has been a member in good standing of the Council for at least five (5) years. Scholarship committees at UNL and NCTA make the selection of recipients based on criteria established for each scholarship. The Foundation only verifies local cooperative affiliation and Council membership requirements.

Individuals will need to complete an online application form and submit it to UNL or NCTA by April 15, 2017. The application forms are available on the Foundation/Scholarships page of the Council's website at


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