Thirty-five college students from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin will be able to continue their education with help from the regional agricultural supply cooperative, GROWMARK. They are recipients of GROWMARK-sponsored scholarships aimed at promoting higher education in agriculture and business.
“GROWMARK invests more than $45,500 annually on scholarships. We’re investing today for a return tomorrow,” says Steve German, GROWMARK member employment manager. “There’s a need for agriculture businesses to support formal education to strengthen agriculture.”
GROWMARK has been supporting college students with scholarships since the early 1960s. Today, they are awarded to students majoring in agriculture or accounting at 15 universities and colleges. Each educational institution is responsible for the selection process and awarding scholarships. University scholarship recipients are honored each year at the GROWMARK Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Students receiving scholarships are listed below:
Jon Luetchens, son of Mark and Nancy Luetchens of Murdock, Neb., is majoring in agriculture and biotechnology.
Illinois State University
Nicole Bomberek, of Seneca, Ill.
Theresa Helmink, daughter of Ronald and Jo Ellen Helmink of Montrose, Ill., is majoring in accounting.
Kirsten Keener, daughter of James and Michelle Keener of Geneseo, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness.
Ryan Sauder, son of Brad and Marci Sauder of Tremont, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness and agronomy.
Kelsey Vance, daughter of Rick and Patti Vance of Tremont, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness and agronomy management.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Annie Sheley, daughter of Lynn and Margie Sheley of Lincoln, Ill., is majoring in accounting.
Iowa State University
Calvin Hefty, son of Brent and Corinna Hefty of La Verne, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural studies.
Randy Kuehn, of New Hampton, Iowa.
Kaitlyn Lewis, daughter of Marty and Joyce Lewis of Monroe, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural business.
Matt McLaughlin, son of Mark McLaughlin of Audubon, Iowa and Mary Grote of Audubon, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural business.
Samuel Vigue, son of Arthur and Lavonda Vigue of Brimfield, Ill., is majoring in agronomy.
Kansas State University
Steve Niemeier, son of Keith Niemeier and Laura Lee Rose of Pocahontas, Ill., is majoring in agricultural economics.
Murray State University
Becky Mosbacher, daughter of Steven and Doris Mosbacher of Prairie du Rocher, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness.