Missouri Corn Awards Scholarships To Youth In Agriculture

Posted on: April 15, 2014

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council are proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Missouri Corn Scholarships. Each student will be awarded a $750 scholarship to contribute to their college education.

Congratulations to the following 2014 Missouri Corn Scholarship recipients:

•    Jonah Barry, Clarence – attending the University of Missouri
•    Kayla Elson, Miami – attending Northwest Missouri State University
•    Morgan Riley, Bernie – attending Southeast Missouri State University  
•    Lindsey Gastler, Martinsburg – attending the University of Missouri
•    Ethan Fordyce, Bethany – attending the University of Missouri
•    Brandon Bothwell, Mooresville – attending the University of Missouri
•    Stephen Schulte, Ravenwood – attending Northwest Missouri State University
•    Kaleb Harris, Laddonia – attending the University of Missouri
•    Brittney McBride, Centralia – attending Missouri State University
•    Drake Minear, Livonia – attending the University of Missouri

“We would like to thank all of the students that applied,” said Missouri Corn Scholarship Chairman Mark Scott of Wentzville, Mo. “It’s clear by the quality of applicants that agriculture has a bright future. Missouri Corn is proud to continue to offer this scholarship program and assist youth in preparing for their careers.”

Missouri high school seniors and college students entering their senior year pursuing a degree in agronomy or related field were eligible. Applications were scored by the Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee and applicants were evaluated on essays, applications, letters of reference and current grades and activities. In addition to Scott, the committee is comprised of Missouri Corn board members Jay Fischer of Jefferson City, Scott Hays of Monroe City, Kurtis Gregory of Marshall and Matt Lambert of Brookfield. Recipients were notified by mail earlier this month.

This is the eighteenth year Missouri Corn Scholarships have been awarded to students studying agriculture. Applications for the 2015 Missouri Corn Scholarship Program will be available online after Dec. 15, 2014. To learn more about the corn industry, visit www.mocorn.org or call the Missouri Corn offices at (800) 827-4181.

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