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WESTCO is pleased to announce several scholarships through WESTCO and our affiliates. These scholarships will be awarded to individuals that will be or are pursuing an education in an area related to agriculture.

The ag economy in our area is very important and there are a variety of opportunities in the agriculture industry. WESTCO would like to help promising students obtain the education they need to secure positions in our area and in the field of agriculture. These scholarships are one way we can do this.

2018-19 scholarship opportunities include:

WESTCO $1,000 Scholarship

    Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled and able to attend a college or trade school in the Fall of 2019.
  • Plan to return to the WESTCO trade territory following graduation.
  • Include a typewritten, short essay on “Where I will be in 10 Years.”
  • Include a copy of current high school transcript (showing GPA) and schedule.
  • Submit the essay, transcript, class schedule, application and senior photograph to WESTCO at P.O. Box H, Alliance, NE 69301 by March 15, 2019.
  • WESTCO $1,000 Scholarship applications are available here, through high school guidance counselors, FFA sponsors or by contacting Dawn Butcher at WESTCO (

 Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation Michael S. Turner Scholarship Program and Robert C. Andersen Scholarship

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources is offering 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. Andersen to an upper-class student majoring in agribusiness or agricultural economics. The recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and preference will be given to a student that is currently registered for, is currently taking, or has taken the Agricultural Cooperatives Class (AECN 399).
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtiss – One $1,500 scholarship to a student majoring in agribusiness or ag production systems.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically by April 15, 2019.
  • For application forms, go to


Contact Information 

Dawn Butcher

Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box H
Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 762-3112 Phone
(308) 762-1441 Fax