Scholarship opportunity available

Wheat (Journal stock photo.)

American Implement and Western State Bank are offering $1,000 scholarships for 10 high school students or continuing college students pursuing further education in an agriculture field.

The scholarship is open to Kansas residents in Cheyenne, Clark, Finney, Ford, Gove, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Rawlins, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Wallace, and Wichita counties as well as Baca County in Colorado.

Students must complete an application form and have two letters of reference from non-family members, a resume or detailed list of extracurricular activities and/or community involvement, a recent official transcript and a photo of the applicant. They also need to submit a 500- to 700-word essay or a video of up to four minutes in length that tells of an important influence in the applicant’s life, why that has led to a pursuit in an agricultural field and why further education would be a benefit.

An application is available at The application deadline is March 31.