2016-2017 CPC Scholarships

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Todays Technology Yesterdays Values” is the core belief of Central Prairie Co-op. Central Prairie Co-op provides an opportunity to students that share this value, it comes as a scholarship to Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas and Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas.

The Central Prairie Co-op Board of Directors along with General Manager Joe Schauf established the following criteria:

  • Available to students entering the field of Agriculture
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Have full-time status enrollment
  • Student must complete the Scholarship Application with personal statement
  • Preference will be given to children who are members of the co-op and/or employees of the co-op
  • Each scholarship winner will be provided a $600 ($300 per semester) scholarship

For more information on this scholarship please contact:



Luke Schweizer

Luke Schweizer

Luke Schweizer

The 2015 – 2016 recipient of the Hutchinson Community College scholarship is Luke Schweizer of Sterling, Kansas. Luke is a returning HCC sophomore and a second year recipient of the Central Prairie Co-op Scholarship. Luke plans on graduation from HCC this Spring, then transferring to a four year college to continue his education in agriculture.

Luke is the son of Tom & Christy Schweizer.




Nick Gerdes

Nicholas Gerdes

Nicholas Gerdes

The 2015 – 2016 recipient of the Barton Community College scholarship is Nicholas Gerdes of Great Bend, Kansas. Nicholas is a freshman majoring in Agronomy.

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