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USD 417 Vo-Ag / Laue Scholarship Fund

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The USD 417 Vo-Ag/ Laue Scholarship was established to provide an educational opportunity annually to a Council Grove High School senior pursuing a vocational or agricultural degree, in memory of Doug Laue.


Doug graduated high school from Hanover High, and received a Bachelor s Degree from Kansas State University in Animal Science. He had many skills learned from his father, and from many jobs as a young man, making him very proficient at welding, wood working, and operating large machinery, to name a few. He was an avid outdoorsman, with a passion for hunting, the land, and the cattle industry. He was an entrepreneur and an incredible visionary and perhaps best known as the originator and driving force behind the formation of U.S. Premium Beef. Doug purchased a feedlot near Herington, KS, Black Diamond Custom Feeders, and grew it into a well-respected operation. His skillfulness in economics and marketing, paired with his unique ability to teach others to understand them, helped many people through the years. He will continue to be an inspiration to his family and friends for his strong work ethic, passion, leadership, intellect, generosity and service to others. 

Award Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled their senior year in the Agriculture Department at Council Grove and must show active FFA involvement.

  • Scholarship(s) will be distributed upon satisfactory evidence that the student is enrolled and plans to attend the fall semester at a Post-Secondary institution of their choice. A great amount of emphasis will be placed on diligence and perseverance demonstrated by involvement in FFA, extra-curricular, and community activities.

  • Other considerations will include academic achievement, need for financial assistance, citizenship, community involvement, and attitude precepts.

  •  Consideration will be given regarding other scholarships awarded, the purpose being to equally divide available scholarships.

  • Since scholarships will be awarded at the Chapter FFA Banquet attendance is required.

  • Participation in an interview will be a required part of the scholarship application process. Members of the interview committee will be comprised of agricultural leaders within the community.


Please see Mr. Green for an application.


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