Foundation / Corporation
CHS Prairie Lakes
Grants to Minnesota school districts, community organizations, and agricultural groups to enhance rural communities and agricultural education in regions where the funding source has a business presence. In addition, scholarships are available to qualifying high school seniors who are entering college. Applications may be submitted under the following programs.
1) Elementary and Secondary Education Grant
To help ensure a strong future in rural America, CHS Prairie Lakes will be awarding multiple grants throughout the school year. Payment of the grant will be made directly to the school/department as indicated on the application.
Support is towards the advancement and development of resources, equipment, and supplies for use in the classroom. Funding provided at the local district or classroom level.
2) High School Senior Scholarship
Ensuring a strong future for agriculture is the primary goal of CHS Prairie Lakes scholarships. CHS Prairie Lakes will be awarding several scholarships to high school seniors in 2019. Payment of scholarship monies will be made jointly to the scholarship recipient and their college or university as indicated on the application.
Applicant selection will be based on academic achievement, leadership characteristics, community involvement, and their vision of the future of agriculture. Recipients are selected from the applying pool of applicants by the scholarship committee. Special consideration is given to children of CHS Prairie Lakes’ member-owners.
3) Agricultural Education Grant
To help ensure a strong future in rural America through instruction, CHS Prairie Lakes will be awarding multiple grants during the year. Payment of the grant will be made directly to the 4-H club, Extension County, FFA Chapter, or educational group as indicated on the application.
Support is targeted to assisting organizations in developing agriculture resources for their members or for hosting an educational event focused in agriculture. Funding is provided at the local, district or classroom level.
5) Returning Value to Our Local Communities
The Returning Value to Our Local Communities grant is offered to help ensure a strong future in rural America. CHS Prairie Lakes will be awarding multiple grants throughout the fiscal year of September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019 to communities and their organizations. Payment of the grant will be made directly to the organization as indicated on the application.
Support is targeted to programs or initiatives that enhance the quality of life for farmers and rural communities. Grants are restricted to the following uses: Project or program support, technical assistance, general operating support, and equipment.
GrantWatch ID#: 157778
-Elementary & Secondary Education Grant: $50 - $1,000
-High School Senior Scholarship: $250 - $1,250
-Agricultural Education Grant: $50 - $1,000
-Returning Value to Our Local Communities: $100 - $1,000
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Elementary and Secondary Grant Application:
High School Senior Scholarship Application:
Agricultural Education Application:
Returning Value to Our Local Communities:
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CHS Prairie Lakes
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