Grain industry awards more than $25,000 in scholarships

Grain industry awards more than $25,000 in scholarships

Kansas Grain and Feed Association’s (KGFA) scholarship committee met over conference call at the association’s 124th Annual Meeting in early April and awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships to Kansas high school graduating seniors for the 2020-21 academic year. 

The scholarship committee, comprised of KGFA’s membership, received more than

180 applications and awarded 19 students scholarships to assist in advancing their academic endeavors.

“We are very proud of the KGFA scholarship program that has helped so many people throughout the state for so many years,” KGFA’s president and CEO Ron Seeber said. “The association, its board and members take tremendous pride each spring investing in students and helping them pursue their education.”

KGFA annually awards 14 scholarships worth $1,500, four scholarships worth $1,000 and administers the Dub and Inez Johnson $500 memorial scholarship fund.

Students must be a graduating Kansas high school senior, a self-starter with excellent academic credentials, good school and community citizens and show a strong desire to continue their education. They also must be planning to attend any Kansas four-year university, community college or technical school.

KGFA has assisted countless students pursue their education since 1976.

KGFA Scholarships $1,500 Recipients
Corley Becker – Seneca
Johnathan Goetting – Weir
Ashley Chandler – Neodesha
Elizabeth Horinek – Sublette
Rachel Harman – Inman
Bailey Sipes – Manter
Kevin Mills – Chapman
Alexis Hansen – Belleville
Brenna Strecker – Minneola
Kady Figge – Onaga
Brody Nemecek – Iola
Piper Schlatter – Hutchinson
Jordan Akins – Pittsburg
Jessica Jensen – Courtland

KGFA Scholarships $1,000 Recipients
Mackenzie Birney – Bucklin
Justus Kidd – Mulvane
Elizabeth Sturgis – Joplin, MO
Blake Allender – Spivey

Dub and Inez Johnson Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Kade Funston – Abilene