Forty-one college students from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin will be able to continue their education with help from the regional agricultural supply cooperative, Growmark.
They are recipients of Growmark-sponsored scholarships aimed at promoting higher education in agriculture and business.
"Growmark invests in future talent by providing more than $44,000 in scholarships annually," says Ashley McClintock, Growmark's university relations manager. "We are committed to education and personal development, and the Growmark Scholarship Program allows us to recognize the future leaders in agriculture and business."
Growmark has been supporting college students with scholarships since the early 1960s. Today, they are awarded to students majoring in agriculture or accounting at 16 universities and colleges. Each educational institution is responsible for the selection process and awarding scholarships. University scholarship recipients are honored each year at the Growmark Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Students receiving scholarships are listed below.
John Beahm, son of Chester and Carol Beahm of Remington, Va., is majoring in plant science.
Illinois State University
Bethany Dill, daughter of Dave and Ann Dill of Tremont, Ill., is majoring in accounting.
Donald Johnson, son of Donald Johnson of Chicago and Beatrice Mitchell of Tinley Park, Ill., is majoring in crop and soil science.
Gabriela Radanova, daughter of Georgi and Iliyana Radanova of Elk Grove Village, Ill., is majoring in finance and international business.
Jacob Schlipf, son of Jake and Amy Schlipf of Gridley, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness.
Jake Tester, son of Earl and Anita Tester of Morrisonville, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness and agronomy management.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Kristen Riechers, daughter of Landis and Mary Beth Riechers of Grant Park, Ill., is majoring in accounting.
Iowa State University
Kyle Bangston, son of Paul and Marty Bangston of Essex, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural systems technology.
Janelle Erwin, daughter of David and Tammy Erwin of Crawfordsville, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural business and public service administration in agriculture.
Daniel Herriott, son of Steve and Diana Herriott of Sidney, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness and agronomy management.
Griffin Humphreys, son of John and Sue Humphreys of Walker, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural education.
Carrie O'Connell, daughter of Pat and Marilyn O'Connell of Earlville, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural studies.
Jordan Vittetoe, son of Jerry and Deb Vittetoe of Washington, Iowa, is majoring in agribusiness and agronomy.
Kellie Walters, daughter of Marvin Walters and Barbara Wall of Guttenberg, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural education and horticulture.
Murray State University
Rebekah Brennan, daughter of David and Connie Lihs of Trenton, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness.
Northwest Missouri State University
Emily Anderson, daughter of Robert and Elaine Anderson of California, Mo., is majoring in agricultural business.
Brooke Graves, daughter of Roger and Catherine Graves of Glidden, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural science.
Ronald Schmidt, son of Ron and Marsha Schmidt of Moberly, Mo., is majoring in agricultural science.
Pennsylvania State University
Colin Hauseman, son of Gary and Sandy Hauseman of Boyertown, Pa., is majoring in agricultural systems management.
Josh Walker, son of Mike and Shelly Walker of Myersdale, Pa., is majoring in agricultural extension and education.