CVA Awards 20 $1,000 Scholarships

May 13, 2024


Central Valley Ag (CVA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 CVA Scholarships. Twenty students pursuing a career in an agriculturally related field won awards of $1000 each.

  1. Elli Christianson                              
  2. Quinn Joseph Eilert                           
  3. Karli Bruning                                      
  4. Natalie Elizabeth Pelster                   
  5. Ashyln Marie Kovarna                      
  6. Cora Hoffschneider                            
  7. Ben Phillips                                      
  8. Kaden Gene Weltmer                         
  9. Keith Glenn Ternus                           
  10. Carlynn Fuhrman         
  11.  Jake Edward Harder
  12. Kinslee Heimes
  13. Dylan Heine
  14. Riley Sudbeck
  15. Samuel David Peters
  16. Evan Pankoke
  17. Brooklyn Meis
  18. Kylee Jo Howard
  19. Cashe Carter Carlson
  20. Schuyler Rain Heesacker                      


The CVA scholarship program goes beyond financial aid. It aims to encourage academic excellence while fostering a deeper understanding of the agricultural industry and the cooperative business model.

Students completed an online application and submitted an essay focused on describing how cooperatives can demonstrate their value to upcoming generations. Scholarship eligibility was limited to students of CVA member-owners and CVA employees who are pursuing a career in agriculture.

“The scholarship recipients embody the spirit of the hardworking producers we are proud to serve every day,” said Chad Carlson, CVA SVP of Talent. “CVA’s annual scholarship program is a cornerstone of our commitment to supporting the future leaders, innovators, and advocates of agriculture.”

The 2025 scholarship program will launch in Fall 2024.