MANHATTAN — Each year Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Foundation for Agriculture awards scholarships to college students studying in fields that benefit agriculture and rural Kansas. Thirty-nine recipients were awarded $23,500 in scholarships for the 2021-22 school year.
Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships.
“We’re investing in students today to ensure they become tomorrow’s leaders,” says KFB President and Foundation Chair Rich Felts.
Emily Glenn, Finney County, was awarded $1,000 for the Frank and Helen Bernasek Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.
Sydnee Shive, Sedgwick County, received $1,000 for the K-State Agricultural Communications and Journalism Scholarship.
Cara DeTar, Montgomery County, is the winner of the $500 Godfrey and Emma Bahr-Miller Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund for students attending a college in Kansas and majoring in a subject related to agriculture.
Kaitlyn Urban, Miami County, was awarded $500 for the DeWitt Ahlerich Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.
Five students received scholarships to Kansas technical colleges. They are Sophie Gerstberger, Wichita County; Austin Patmon, Sheridan County; Seth Ohl, Sumner County; Stuart Rose, Phillips County; and Blaine Whipple, Finney County.
Four $1,000 KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled in Kansas State University’s college of agriculture and majoring in a subject related to agriculture. They are Hope Aufdemberge, Riley County; Garrett Craig, Clay County; Kinsey Griffith, Trego County; and Max Harman, McPherson County.
Two $1,000 KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled at Fort Hays State University. Recipients are Caleb Hinck, Wabaunsee County, and Andrea Menard, Edwards County.
Twenty-four recipients received $500 scholarships. These students are attending a Kansas college with a Kansas Farm Bureau Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter. Students must be a Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter member.
Butler Community College
- Shelby Henley, Sedgwick County
- Shelby Varner, Butler County
Cloud Community College
- Abigail Petersen, Cloud County
Colby Community College
- Regan Hodsden, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
Fort Hays State University
- Blake Selensky, Gove County
Fort Scott Community College
- Kyleigh Davis, Ada County, Idaho
- Guadalupe Rico, Palo Pinto County, Texas
Hutchinson Community College
- Morgan Carmichael, Reno County
- Laura Doll, Sedgwick County
- Macy Hoskinson, Reno County
- Sarah Sergeant, Coffey County
Kansas State University
- Leah Bienhoff, Smith County
- Molly Biggs, Shawnee County
- Brandon Carp, Sedgwick County
- Kayley Geesling, Reno County
- Chad Hibdon, Franklin County
- Holly Holthaus, Marshall County
- Shyanne Jones, Labette County
- Cale McCabe, Reno County
- Sara Schlickau, Reno County
- Zoe Schultz, Gove County
- Katelynn Wilt, Reno County
- Isaac Wingert, Franklin County
- Seth Yenni, McPherson County