AG Future Scholarships Program

American Implement and Western State Bank are excited to partner together to help support the future of the agricultural industry in our areas of service by providing the AG Future Scholarship Program to eligible high school seniors pursuing further education (degree or program) in an agricultural field.

 Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded!

 

Eligibility includes:

  • High School Senior graduating from the following counties: Kansas - Cheyenne, Clark, Finney, Ford, Gove, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Rawlins, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Wallace, Wichita; Colorado – Baca
  • Students ultimately who have a goal of working within agricultural industry and pursuing further education (either a degree or program) in an agricultural related field. Examples can include but are not limited to: Ag Business, Ag Communications, Ag Economics, Ag Education, Food Science, Horticulture, Agronomy, Technical Program, Animal Science, Precision Agriculture, etc.
  • 3.0 GPA or greater

 

Completed application will contain:

  • A completed application. Please complete electronically below OR you can download below. 
  • 2 letters of reference – preferably speaking to the applicant’s interest and passion for agriculture
  • Current, official high school transcript
  • A picture of applicant (to be used if selected as a scholarship recipient)
  • Either a written essay (500 – 700 words) OR a video submission (3 – 4 minutes) focused on the applicant’s top three reasons they are passionate and excited about agriculture and how they see themselves impacting agriculture’s future with their career of choice.


Completed applications will be scored according to the following criteria:

  • Essay/Video (35 pts)
  • Grades (25 pts)
  • References (25 pts)
  • Community/Extra-Curricular Involvement (15 pts)

 

Deadline and submission information for applications:
Deadline is April 15th, 2021

4 Ways to Submit a Completed Application:

  • Electronically Below: Please complete the application form electronically below and utilize the UPLOAD FILES folder for attachments such as letters of reference, transcripts, photos and essays. Please submit video files via WeTransfer.com - for more information on submitting via WeTransfer, see instructions at the bottom of this page.
  • Via Email: Download an application HERE
    E-mail to [email protected], include full name and “Ag Future Scholarship” in the subject line.
    Include attachments such as letters of reference, transcripts, photos and essays. Please submit video files via WeTransfer.com - for more information on submitting via WeTransfer, see instructions at the bottom of this page.
  • In-Person: You can submit in-person at any American Implement or Western State Bank locations – if submitting a video please do so on a flash drive/USB. Place all materials in an envelope together and clearly mark:
    To: American Implement  mark "Ag Future Scholarship Program" C/O Tim Metheny, Support Center
    OR
    To: Western State Bank mark "Ag Future Scholarship Program" C/O Sarah Waller, Garden City
  • By Mail: You can submit via mail to the following address – if submitting a video please do so on a flash drive/USB. Place all materials in an envelope together and clearly mark:
    Western State Bank
    RE: Ag Future Scholarship Program
    1500 E Kansas Ave
    Garden City, KS 67846

 

Announcement of selected candidates and distribution of funds:
Winners will be notified and announced May 1st, 2021
Funds will be distributed once proof of enrollment into educational program has been provided to scholarship committee. Upon notification of selection, scholarship recipients will be informed of the address to send enrollment verification.
If a selected candidate fails to provide proof of enrollment into an educational program or does not attend educational program fall semester of 2021, the next eligible candidate will be awarded the scholarship in their stead.

Scholarship recipients will be asked to attend a celebration event hosted by American Implement and Western State Bank with fellow recipients to be recognized for their accomplishment and presented with an ag career day and networking opportunity with both American Implement and Western State Bank representatives.

(By submitting an application, the applicant is granting permission for American Implement and Western State Bank to potentially use submitted material and/or photos of the applicant on either company’s website, social media accounts or published materials highlighting the scholarship program and retains rights to all entries once submitted.)

 * UPLOADING VIDEO TO WE TRANSFER: Go to wetransfer.com - Select ‘Take me to Free option’ - Submit video via WeTransfer message box. On WeTransfer, submit to the following email address: [email protected]

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF APPLICATION

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AG FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION

In addition, Please send the following:

  • 2 letters of reference – preferably speaking to the applicant’s interest and passion for agriculture
  • Current, official high school transcript
  • A picture of applicant (to be used if selected as a scholarship recipient)
  • Either a written essay (500 – 700 words) or a video submission (3 – 4 minutes) focused on the applicant’s top three reasons they are passionate and excited about agriculture and how they see themselves impacting agriculture’s future with their career of choice.
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