College Scholarship Program 2023

The TCC is a nonprofit organization established to promote the cooperative form of business through education and promotion of all types of cooperatives. TCC has two types of membership including “parent cooperatives” and “individual cooperatives.”

John A. King

Nashville, Tennessee. The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives (TCC) recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to John A. King of Hendersonville, TN. John is a student at Tennessee State University (TSU) and is the son of John and Augustine King. He is a junior working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness.

After graduation, John is planning to attend graduate school. He is in the process of choosing a graduate program that will help him reach his career goals.

He is currently employed at the University of Tennessee Extension, Soil, Plant and Pest Center in Nashville, at the Ellington Agricultural Center. John is a member of the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP). This is a collaborative effort of a collection of six colleges and universities in Tennessee to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students statewide. John’s farm/agriculture experience includes research experience in Njoro Kenya and a research project on “Assessing the Economic Impact of Covid-19 on the Restaurant Sector in
Tennessee.”

Jacob Nicholson

Clarksville, Tennessee. The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives (TCC) recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Jacob Nicholson of Clarksville, Tennessee. Jacob is a student at Austin Peay State University (APSU) and is the son of April and Robert Nicholson. He is a senior working toward a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture with a concentration in Agricultural Business.

After graduation, Jacob is planning to pursue his Masters in Business Administration. He is currently employed at Screaming Eagle Express Carwash in Clarksville and is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He has experience working on his family farm.

Kailyn Kosko

Knoxville, Tennessee. The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives (TCC) recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Kailyn Kosko of Murfreesboro. Kailyn is a student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) and is the daughter of Jill and Ryan Kosko. She is a junior working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Leadership and Community Development. After graduation, Kailyn is planning to continue her education with a masters in agriculture education with hopes of working internationally for non-profits. She is currently employed at the Herbert College of Agriculture in Knoxville and is a member of Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers, Tennessee Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow, Collegiate FFA and 4-H. Kailyn’s agriculture experience includes a hobby garden that shares produce with her community.