Missouri Corn Awards Scholarships To Youth In Agriculture
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council are proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Missouri Corn Scholarships. Each student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to contribute to their college education.
Missouri high school seniors and college students entering their senior year pursuing a degree in agronomy or related field were eligible. Candidates were scored by the Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee and evaluated on essays, applications, letters of reference, current grades, and activities.
Congratulations to the following 2020 Missouri Corn Scholarship recipients:
- Hannah Andrews, Carthage – attending Crowder College
- Hailey Douglass, Shelbina – attending the University of Missouri
- Hannah Persell, Trenton – attending the University of Missouri
- Ryan Ragsdale, Holliday – attending the University of Missouri
- Lauryn Robnett, Laddonia – attending the University of Missouri
- Sally Schmidt, Carrollton – attending the University of Missouri
- Blake Wright, Verona – attending the University of Missouri
“Once again, we were impressed with the quality of the applicants,” said Missouri Corn Scholarship Chair Dylan Rosier of Mound City. “It is clear by their level of involvement these students are passionate about agriculture and enthusiastic to learn more. Now more than ever, it is important we keep that passion and resiliency in the industry. We invest in our agriculture kids because they are our most valuable asset – our future leaders and innovators.”
In addition to Rosier, the committee is comprised of Missouri Corn board members Matt Lambert of Laclede, Kyle Kirby of Liberal, and Mark Scott of Wentzville. This is the twenty-fourth year Missouri Corn Scholarships have been awarded to students studying agriculture. Applications for the 2021 Missouri Corn Scholarship Program will be available online on or before Dec. 15, 2020.
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