News Release

Published on Monday, July 23, 2007

Michael Johnson of Preston, Minn., an agribusiness and science technology student at Western Technical College, was recently awarded a $750 scholarship through the CHS Foundation’s Two-Year College Scholarship Program.

The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc., an energy and grain-based foods company. “We’re helping promising agricultural students from some of America’s top two-year schools,” said William J. Nelson, CHS Foundation president. “The CHS Foundation is proud to help educate and train tomorrow’s producers, scientists, teachers, agronomists, and agribusiness leaders.”

An independent, external committee selected recipients based on essays, transcripts, and reference letters. Under the expanded Two-Year College Scholarship Program, awards were increased to $750 and are applied toward students’ second-year costs. Also new this year, CHS Foundation scholarship winners will have increased connections to opportunities such as internships, professional or leadership development programs, career openings, and international experiences.

The CHS Foundation scholarship is one of more than 200 scholarships available to prospective and current Western Technical College students.

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