Commitment to Community is one of the pillars of our cooperative. We again offered our Youth to Washington Scholarship this year to help area youth who share our passion for community service.
The scholarship originally offered three scholarships and one all-expenses paid trip on the Youth to Washington Tour. However, that tour of Washington, D.C. was cancelled this year, and an additional scholarship was added.
We are honored to play at least some small role in helping these four students reach their future goals!
$1,000 4-year University/College Scholarships
Carter Martin of Mason City - Illini Central High School; attending University of Illinois to study Agriculture Consumer Economics. Quote from application: “Without making my mark and leaving an impact, I would feel as if I failed my duty as an agricultural enthusiast and American.”
Addison McMahan of Petersburg - PORTA High School; attending Southeast Missouri State to study Pre-Law/History. Quote from application: “Some acts of service may go unnoticed but in the long run, without service, a community would not be able to function at its best, nor would positive spirit be maintained.”
Hayley Rapp of Sherman - Williamsville High School; attending Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville to study Nursing. Quote from application: “It is especially important that young adults serve their community so they can help set a standard for the generations to come.”
$500 2-year Community College Scholarship
Rachel Fishburn of Mechanicsburg - Tri-City High School; attending Lincoln Land Community College to study Agriculture Education. Quote from application: “The most important skills that I have learned from participating and leading community service activities is patience, caring and a better understanding for my community.”
Members who will have high school seniors next fall should keep an eye out for applications to be available in January next year. They can be found at www.menard.com/scholarships and in local school guidance counselor materials.