The CHS Foundation awarded 75 $1,000 scholarships to college students studying agriculture. This year's recipients include 50 high school seniors and 25 two-year college students from 27 states stretching from Washington to Alabama and Michigan to Texas.

 The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc., which claims to be the nation's leading cooperative, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops across the United States.

 "The CHS Foundation values the opportunity to help build the next generation of leaders in the production, science, technology and business of agriculture," said William J. Nelson, CHS Foundation president.  "We are proud to support these promising students who will play an important role in the future of agriculture." 

An independent, external committee selected recipients based on their career goals, essays, extracurricular involvement, transcripts and reference letters.