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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) will award two $1,000 scholarships to Colorado high school seniors. The applicants’ parents, grandparents or legal guardians must be current or new members of CAWG or the applicant must be nominated by a current sponsor of CAWG.

For a list of sponsors contact the CAWG office at 970-449-6994, or visit the scholarship page at

One scholarship is funded by CAWG, and one is the “Friends of Wheat” scholarship, funded by donations in memory of Patty Wickstrom of Orchard.

Randy Traxler, CAWG vice president, Otis, said, “In these tough economic times, it is more important than ever for CAWG to support the young people of Colorado.”

These scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college, university, junior college or community college. The students must enter college the same year as their graduation from high school. Students intending to major in agriculture-related fields are strongly urged to apply.

Applicants must fill out and return the CAWG scholarship form no later than April 1. Two one-page essays are required as part of the scholarship application.

Those interested may contact the CAWG office at 970-449-6994 for more information about the scholarship program. They may also download a copy of the application by visiting

The scholarship recipients will be announced in May. The scholarships will be distributed in the summer of 2011 after the recipients provide confirmation of their enrollment in a college or university.