Coop Country Stores in Fruita, Nucla and Palisade are offering scholarships to area high school graduates. Scholarship awards can range from $500 to $4,200. Two different scholarship opportunities are available.

1. Fruita Co-op/Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leader and Academic Scholarship Award amount $4,200.


2. Fruita Co-op Scholarship. Award Amount: $500 – $2,500

Online applications are at  Candidates must complete the application and a written essay and have an acceptable GPA. The scholarships can be used for any agriculture related advanced education program.

Our intent is to help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture by offering financial assistance to help develop and sustain the agriculture industry in America. All applications must be received by March 18, 2016.

The Fruita Co-op was founded in 1937 and has Co-op Country Stores in Fruita, Nucla and Palisade and has over 7,000 member-owners living and working throughout Western Colorado.

Contact: Mark Liff at or Alex Kamas at for more information.