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Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture awards scholarships
MANHATTAN – Each year, the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultureawards scholarships to college students studying in fields that benefit agriculture and rural Kansas. Forty-five recipients have received $26,500 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year.
Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded more than $253,500 in scholarships.
“Developing leaders for tomorrow requires an investment in today’s youth,” says KFB Foundations Director Harry A. Watts.
Thor Burnside, Ellis County, is the winner of the $500 Godfrey and Emma Bahr Miller Agriculture Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund for students attending a college in Kansas and majoring in a subject related to agronomy and conservation.
Another permanent, privately endowed fund known as the Lester Crandall Memorial Scholarship awarded $1,000 to Ty Nienke, Ellsworth County.
Trent Frye, Republic County, was awarded $1,000 for the Frank & Helen Bernasek Memorial Scholarship.
Twelve students were awarded scholarships to Kansas technical colleges. They include: Jacob Barrett, Mitchell County; Wyatt Forshee, Cloud County; Cole Hiatt, Dickinson County; Kaleb Holaday, Gove County; Zach Jones, Cherokee County; Dylan Kinter, Phillips County; Nicholas Lierz, Nemaha County; Cody Pieper, Rooks County; Chad Reinert, Lincoln County; Nathan Rohr, Ellis County; Justin Schmidt, Thomas County; and Blake Shipley, Jefferson 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 include: Kyle Anderson, Dickinson County; Carrie Carlson, Marion County; Jeffrey Hadachek, Republic County; and Rachel Zimmerman, Grant County.
Two $1,000 KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled at Fort Hays State University. Recipients are Taylor Ince, Harvey County and Katie Tammen, Rush County.
Twenty-four recipients received $500 scholarships. These students are attending a Kansas college with a Kansas Farm Bureau Collegiate chapter. Students must be a Farm Bureau Collegiate member.
Allen Community College
- Samantha Albers, Doniphan County
- Dakota Ferguson, Franklin County
- Josie Reilly, Montgomery County
- Karl Riffel, Marion County
- Leah Scholz, Atchison County
- Caitlyn Wedel, Harvey County
Cloud County Community College
- Morgan Gantz, Jefferson County
- Tyler Marr, Jewell County
Colby Community College
- Chelsie Calliham, Thomas County
- Ellisa Noakes, Lincoln County (Col.)
Coffeyville Community College
- Michael McFarland, Montgomery County
- Cristin Shepard, Montgomery County
Kansas State University
- Kyle Blakeslee, Barton County
- Taylor DeWeese, Pratt County
- Michelle Keyes, Sarpy County (Neb.)
- Kerrick Kuder, Lincoln County
- Makayla LaRue, Neosho County
- Leigh Ann Maurath, Logan County
- Ellen Revell, Pottawatomie County
- Cami Roth, Rice County
- Brandon Smith, Marshall County
- Liam Williams, Lyon County
- Spencer Yenni, McPherson County
Seward County Community College
- Chase Clinkingbeard, Stevens County