Forty-six college students from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania, 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 in future talent by providing more than $44,000 in scholarships annually,” said Ashley McClintock, GROWMARK university relations manager. “We are committed to education and personal development, and the GROWMARK Scholarship Program allows us to recognize the future leaders in agriculture and business.”
GROWMARK has been supporting college students with scholarships since the early 1960s. Today, they are awarded to students majoring in agriculture or accounting at 16 universities and colleges. Each educational institution is responsible for the selection process and awarding scholarships.
Students receiving scholarships are listed below:
John Beahm, son of Chester and Carol Beahm of Remington, Va., is majoring in plant science.
Illinois State University
Thomas Fitzgerald, son of Mike and Colleen Fitzgerald of St. Charles, Ill., is majoring in finance and insurance.
Adam Immke, son of Don and Dora Immke of Pontiac, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness and agronomy management.
Kelly Jansen, daughter of Joe and Patty Jansen of Mason, Ill., is majoring in accounting.
Emily Newell, daughter of Ron and Debbie Newell of Williamsfield, Ill., is majoring in crop and soil science and agronomy management.
Erin Palm, daughter of Scott and Lisa Palm of Varna, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness.
Joshua Stahl, son of Doug and Ann Stahl of LaFayette, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness and agronomy management.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Matt Pankau, son of Ron and Teri Pankau of Galva, Ill., is majoring in accounting.
Iowa State University
Jeffrey Barnes, son of Jim and Danette Barnes of Leland, Ill., is majoring in agronomy.
Ryan Bergman, son of Fritz and Jean Bergman of Donnellson, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural systems technology.
Rob Mensing, son of Bruce and Di Mensing of Greenfield, Iowa, is majoring in agricultural systems technology.
Amber Shipe, daughter of Jeff and Paula Shipe of Waterloo, Ind., is majoring in agriculture education with a focus in communications.
Adam Striegel, son of Mike and Suzette Striegel of What Cheer, Iowa, is majoring in agriculture and life sciences education.
Murray State University
Greg Guest, son of Glen and Debra Guest of Nashville, Ill., is majoring in agronomy.
Northwest Missouri State University
Sydney Lawrence, daughter of Rod and Paula Hutton of Blythedale, Mo., is majoring in agriculture business.
Tessa Mittag, daughter of Craig and Anita Mittag of Prescott, Iowa, is majoring in agriculture education with a minor in animal sciences.
Pennsylvania State University
Joshua Fairchild, son of Stephen and Carol Fairchild of Kutztown, Pa., is majoring in agriculture science with a minor in agronomy.
Andrew Hower, son of Blair and Amy Hower of Northampton, Pa., is majoring in ag systems management.
Evan Rich, son of John Rich of Forrest, Ill. and Sharri Wilson-Rich of Cullom, Ill., is majoring in agricultural communications.
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Gideon Dollarhide, son of Travis and Laura Dollarhide of Strasburg, Ill., is majoring in plant and soil sciences.
Rik Hicks, son of Rick and Lisa Hicks of Jonesboro, Ill., is majoring in general agriculture systems.
Julie Huelsmann, daughter of Jerry and Karen Huelsmann of Breese, Ill., is majoring in agribusiness economics.
University of Guelph
Stephanie Campbell, daughter of Paul and Janet Campbell of Chatham, Ontario, is majoring in Food, agriculture and resource economics.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign