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. Forty-two recipients received $25,000 in scholarships for the 2020-21 school year.
Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded more than $325,000 in scholarships.
“We’re investing in students today to ensure they become tomorrow’s leaders,” says KFB President and Foundation Chair Rich Felts.
Max Harman, McPherson County, was awarded $1,000 for the Frank and Helen Bernasek Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.
Allison Smith, Johnson County, received $1,000 for the K-State Agricultural Communications and Journalism Scholarship.
Colt Sutterby, Bourbon 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 agronomy and conservation.
Kinsey Griffith, Trego County, was awarded $500 for the DeWitt Ahlerich Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.
Eight students received scholarships to Kansas technical colleges. They are Sydnee Beal, Harper County; Lane Berkenmeier, Wabaunsee County; Kyle Frederking, Lincoln County; Gage Harding, Neosho County; Joel Kennedy, Jackson County; Andrea Price, Butler County; Daniel Romero, Wichita; and Devin Simmonds, Doniphan 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 Grant Fincham, Marshall County; Emily Glenn, Finney County; John Kennedy, Jackson County; and Amber Oerly, Cooper County, Missouri.
Two $1,000 KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled at Fort Hays State University. Recipients are Sathena Scarborough, Howard County, Nebraska; and Camryn Youngers, Ford 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
Lindsey Whitten, Doniphan County
Amanda Wray, Franklin County
Barton Community College
Dawn Ledeboer, Wabaunsee County
Butler Community College
Chad Hibdon, Franklin County
Shelby Varner, Butler County
Colby Community College
Hannah Eslinger, Sherman County
Shyanne Jones, Labette County
Fort Hays State University
Geordan Hayden, Ellis County
Bryce Maneth, Barton County
Patrick Zamrzla, Ellsworth County
Highland Community College
Justin Wenger, Nemaha County
Hutchinson Community College
Ellie Schwertfeger, Reno County
Kansas State University
Brandon Carp, Sedgwick County
Kayley Geesling, Reno County
Ciara Hodgkinson, Pratt County
Cale McCabe, Reno County
Haley O’Neal, Bourbon County
Sara Schlickau, Reno County
Zoe Schultz, Gove County
Isaac Wingert, Franklin County
Seth Yenni, McPherson County
Pratt Community College
Caleb Hinck, Wabaunsee County
Jaden Smith, Norton County
Seward County Community College
Emma McClure, Stevens County