University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Start-up Scholarship Application for counties interested in starting a program.

Program Brochure

Brochure Inserts

2019 American Private Enterprise System Youth Seminar:

June 25-27, 2019
University of KY
Lexington, KY

The American Private Enterprise System

A group of Youth Scholars at the first day of the state conference.

The American Private Enterprise Youth Program is developed and coordinated by the Kentucky Council of Cooperatives and the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics Department. A primary program objective is to provide high school juniors, sometimes seniors, with an appreciation of cooperatives as one of the important forms of doing business in the American enterprise system. For outstanding young people who excel in this program, the council provides a limited number of all expense-paid scholarships to attend the American Private Enterprise System Youth Seminar each summer, a program developed and conducted jointly by the council and the university. At the American Private Enterprise System Youth Seminar, students compete for over $10,000 in scholarships and cash prizes. Participants are invited to share their experiences with council members at special meetings and also in meetings of member cooperatives and other groups

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Link to 'Attend APES' video
The video will open in a new window.
Kentucky Council of Cooperatives

Special thanks to the Kentucky Council of Cooperatives for making this program possible.