CentralStar Cooperative is offering seven $1,000 scholarships this year — two of which are designated for technical school or short course students. Those interested can find the application at mycentralstar.com. The deadline to apply is July 1. CentralStar is a recent merger between East Central/Select Sires, Waupun, Wis., and NorthStar Cooperative, Lansing, Mich.
Scholarships are available for two types of students. Applicants either must be presently enrolled in a four-year college or a one- or two-year technical college or short course program in an agricultural related field; or they can be a high school senior admitted into one of the aforementioned programs. The applicant or their parent(s) must be currently purchasing semen or farm products from CentralStar Cooperative (including the former East Central/Select Sires and NorthStar Cooperative). Read the application for additional details.
Winners will receive notification in August or September, prior to the official award presentation at the CentralStar Cooperative Annual Meeting.
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy and beef farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive AI technician services; genetic, reproduction and dairy records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd management products; research and development; and more.
CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at mycentralstar.com.