Miami County students are among those who will receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships from North Central Co-op.
Maconquah High School graduating seniors Lexi Miller and Megan Dragstrom received scholarships toward educational expenses, along with nine other students.
North Central Co-op is a full service agriculture supply company that is owned by farmers and headquartered in Wabash. Since 2001, NCC has awarded a 70 scholarships totaling $80,000 to deserving high school seniors with at least five years of 4-H and/or two years of FFA involvement.
Students are selected for their early contributions to local agriculture programs and in gratitude for their family members’ contributions to NCC, as every scholarship recipient has parents or grandparents who are actively involved in NCC.
Miller, of Bunker Hill, is the daughter of Alvin and Kim Miller. Dragstrom, of Amboy, is the daughter of Robert and Elaine Dragstrom.
In addition to the NCC high school scholarships, NCC established the Darrell L. Smith Honorary Scholarship as a way to honor the commitment and service of former NCC CEO Darrell Smith upon his retirement in 2012.
This scholarship is awarded to a junior enrolled in a four-year, agriculture-related program who has expressed a sincere desire to continue a career in agriculture.
The 2014 recipient of the Darrell L. Smith Honorary Scholarship is Sarah Correll of Macy, who is a junior at Purdue University pursuing a degree in agricultural education and agricultural economics. Upon graduation, Correll intends to join the ag education field while participating in a dual, online program to obtain her master’s in agricultural economics and her M.B.A. through the joint Purdue University and Indiana University program.