Grain industry selects college scholarship recipients
The Kansas Grain and Feed Association has chosen the following seven Kansas high school seniors to receive college scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year:
Tanner Aherin, Phillipsburg, to study ag economics at Highland Community College;
Kyle Anderson, Abilene, to study feed and grain science at Kansas State University;
Beth Augustine, Ellis, to study ag education at Kansas State University;
Emily Bokelman, Washington, to study feed science at Kansas State University;
Braxton Butler, Virgil, to study veterinary medicine at Kansas State University;
JoLynn Hennerberg, Hollenberg, to study biological systems engineering at Kansas State University; and
Wyatt Pracht, Westphalia, to study agronomy at Kansas State University.
Nearly 140 applications were received and considered by an independent Scholarship Selection Committee made up of association members.
Each year, KGFA awards one $500 Dub & Inez Johnson Memorial scholarship and six $1,000 KGFA scholarships. KGFA also awards one $1,000 John Cranor Memorial scholarship, whose winner is selected by the Kansas State University Foundation.
The KGFA board of directors voted at their April 8 board meeting in Wichita to increase the number of $1,000 KGFA scholarships from six to seven for the 2014-2015 school year.