Slettom Cooperative Scholarship
Scholarships for Minnesota Students Pursuing Careers in Co-ops
Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation
145 University Ave., W., Ste 450
St. Paul, MN 55103-2044
Minnesota Students Pursuing Careers in Co-ops
The Edward Slettom Cooperative Leadership scholarships are being offered for high school, college, law and business school students interested in pursuing careers in cooperatives.
The awards range from the following: $500 for high schoolers; $750 for students at two or four year undergraduate institutions; and $1,000 for students in business and law school. The awards are based on scholastic achievement, leadership, and an ability to contribute to cooperatives in the future.
The application deadline is April 1.
The awards are based on scholastic achievement, leadership, and an ability to contribute to cooperatives in the future. The Foundation Vision Statement declares that, “The Foundation will sponsor qualified individuals and organizations to further the goals of cooperatives and their members.” The Foundation directors voted to create the new scholarship to work toward its vision of educating others about the role of cooperatives in our communities.
The sponsor organization for the Foundation is MAC, which is a trade association that serves Minnesota’s cooperatives owned by more than 3.4 million residents by providing lobbying, education, public relations, and technical services for a wide variety of cooperatives including farm supply, health, dairy marketing, consumer, credit, livestock marketing, telephone, electric, housing, insurance, cable communications, worker-owned cooperatives, and more. MAC is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.