Co-Alliance Awards $24,000 in 2023 Co-Alliance Scholarship Program

Jun 07, 2023

Co-Alliance Cooperative, Inc. has announced the 24 recipients of its $1,000 Scholarship program for 2023. The scholarships were awarded to high school seniors with an interest in agriculture and who have been involved in their community. 
This is the 16th consecutive year the company has made such a contribution to the youth in its trade territory. CEO Kevin Still notes the importance of investing in rural youth, stating “You’ll find the future is bright and encouraging when considering the potential of these students. We are proud to deliver this support for students of this caliber so that they can in turn be productive citizens of our rural communities and eventually the workforce. Congratulations to the class of 2023.” 
Applicants were selected based on academic performance, extra-curricular involvement, and their passion for agriculture. 
The list of recipients and their schools is below: 


  • Madison Austerman, Northeastern High School 

  • Kaden Bennington, Western Boone High School 

  • Madison Birky, Kouts Middle/High School 

  • Bailey Blacker, Rossville/Homeschool 

  • Matthew Brandenburg, Rensselaer Central High School 

  • Molly Clark, Bradford High School 

  • Lillian Cline, Clinton Central High School 

  • Meredith Dodson, Hamilton Heights High School 

  • Nathan Duttlinger, Kankakee Valley High School 

  • Stella Houchins, Tri Jr Sr High School 

  • Dagan Johnson, Sheridan High School  

  • Justin Kilmer, Tri-County High School  

  • Madison Love, Tri-West High School 

  • Clayton Lovett, Shenandoah High School 

  • Bryson Marshall, Hebron High School 

  • Caitlyn Miller, McCutcheon High School 

  • Natalie Osswald, National Trail Local Schools 

  • Sutton Ramsay, Parke Heritage High School 

  • Elise Schmaltz, Bridgman High School  

  • James Searcy, Cascade High School 

  • Makenzee Smith, Clinton Central Jr./Sr, High School 

  • Evan Trent, Western Boone Junior Senior High School 

  • Sophia Walker, Tipton High School 

  • Ethan Walker, Clinton Central High School 

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