Fifteen agriculture students have been selected as the fourth class of recipients of the GROWMARK Foundation scholarship.
More than 260 students from across the United States and Ontario, Canada, applied for the award. Applications were evaluated by a panel of agribusiness professionals, and the funds are available for the fall 2020 semester.
“We are pleased to provide financial support to these fifteen outstanding students,” said Amy Bradford, GROWMARK Manager, Corporate Communications and Manager of the GROWMARK Foundation. “Their pursuit of higher education in agriculture will position them well to potentially become a part of the GROWMARK System in the future, whether that may be employment at GROWMARK or an FS member cooperative, or as a farmer-owner of their local cooperative.”
Scholarship recipients, in alphabetical order, are:
Lindsey Aden, of St. Joseph, Illinois. She is studying agribusiness and political science at the University of Georgia.
Mallory Ames, of St. Joseph, Illinois. She is studying agribusiness and agricultural communications at the University of Illinois.
Isaac Brockman, of Verona, Illinois. He is studying agribusiness at Illinois State University.
Amelia Hayden, of Sharon, Wisconsin. She is studying agricultural education at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Awna Hirsch, of Eaton, Colorado. She is studying animal science at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Parker Karrick, of Patoka, Illinois. She is studying agribusiness at Murray State University.
Karson Kimpling, of Flanagan, Illinois. He is studying agricultural leadership, education, and communications at the University of Illinois.
Seth Mitchell, of Olney, Illinois. He is studying animal science at the University of Illinois.
Kade Portz, of Marissa, Illinois. He is studying agricultural systems technology at Murray State University.
Jackie Rosenbush, of Sarona, Wisconsin. She is studying agricultural education at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.
Eric Schafer, of Owaneco, Illinois. He is studying animal science at Butler College.
Jessica Schmitt, of Fort Atkinson, Iowa. She is studying dairy science, agricultural communications, and international agriculture at Iowa State University.
Benjamin Styer, of Menomonie, Wisconsin. He is studying animal science – dairy and agriculture and food business management at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Mason Tarr, of Sanger, California. He is studying agribusiness at Fresno State University.
Travis Wilke, of Olney, Illinois. He is studying crop sciences at Lake Land College.
About The GROWMARK Foundation:
The GROWMARK Foundation was formally incorporated in 2005 and supports 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organizations. The Foundation is focused on programs and activities which support: the vitality of the industry of agriculture; agriculture education and consumer understanding of agriculture's contributions to society and the economy; agricultural leadership development; and education about the benefits of the cooperative way of doing business. The GROWMARK System has been involved in a variety of philanthropic efforts, including youth and young leader education and development and scholarships, for decades.