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CCI Innovation in Agriculture Scholarship

We know the value of educating the future! Because of that value we are offering the “Innovations in Agriculture” $1,000 scholarship to a graduating current or former 4-H member who will seek a degree in agriculture.

Proud 4-H Alumni

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.

Eligibility & Requirements

Current or former Minnesota 4-H members who will be entering their freshman year of college are eligible to apply. This is a one-time $1,000 scholarship may 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, agriculture economics, agribusiness or closely related field.

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.4-H Scholarship
  • 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 2×3” and 4×5”). The photo will be used for publicity if you receive the scholarship; it will not be returned.

Application Information

Applications for the 2015 scholarship award must be postmarked by April 15, 2015. Award notices will be distributed in June.

Seniors or parents, ask your guidance counselor, contact the Minnesota 4-H Foundation or contact Corn Capital Innovations to find out more about this 4-H scholarship.

Minnesota 4-H Foundation
9 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108-6068
Phone: 612-624-7971

If you have a passion for agriculture, this is the scholarship for you! Corn Capital Innovations, a great hand in farming…not only today, but in educating for tomorrow!

Download Scholarship Application (PDF)

Download Scholarship Overview (PDF)