Missouri Corn Awards Scholarships To Youth In Agriculture

Posted on: April 9, 2024

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council proudly announce the 2024 Missouri Corn Scholarship recipients. 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 2024 Missouri Corn Scholarship recipients:

  • James Baker, Memphis – attending the University of Missouri
  • Blake Deppe, Washington – attending the University of Central Missouri
  • Tyler Fenner, Sweet Springs – attending Northwest Missouri State University
  • Haley Hunsel, Moscow Mills – attending the University of Missouri
  • Larissa Larrick, Shelbina – attending the University of Missouri
  • Aliza Yoder, Leonard – attending the University of Missouri

“As a former scholarship recipient and now board member, I’m so glad I didn’t have to compete with this pool of applicants,” notes Missouri Corn Scholarship Chairman Brandon Thiel of Marshall. “Today’s young agriculture leaders are already making an impact, and Missouri Corn is excited to play a small part in helping them reach their education goals. We look forward to seeing them grow in Missouri’s agriculture industry.”

In addition to Thiel, the committee is comprised of Missouri Corn board members Adam Casner of Carrollton, Greg Bertz of Mayview, and Jim Boerding of St. Charles. This is the twenty-eighth year Missouri Corn Scholarships have been awarded to students studying agriculture. Applications for the 2025 Missouri Corn Scholarship Program will be available online on or before Dec. 15, 2024. 

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