Each year, Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Foundation for Agriculture awards scholarships to college students studying in fields that benefit agriculture and rural Kansas.
Forty-two recipients, including Justin Wenger of Sabetha, received $25,000 in scholarships for the 2020-21 school year.
Max Harman of McPherson County was awarded $1,000 for the Frank and Helen Bernasek Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.
Allison Smith of Johnson County received $1,000 for the K-State Agricultural Communications and Journalism Scholarship.
Colt Sutterby of Bourbon County is the winner of the $500 Godfrey and Emma Bahr Miller Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund for students attending a college in Kansas and majoring in a subject related to agronomy and conservation.
Kinsey Griffith of Trego County was awarded $500 for the DeWitt Ahlerich Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.
Eight students received scholarships to Kansas technical colleges. They are Sydnee Beal of Harper County, Lane Berkenmeier of Wabaunsee County, Kyle Frederking of Lincoln County, Gage Harding of Neosho County, Joel Kennedy of Jackson County, Andrea Price of Butler County, Daniel Romero of Wichita and Devin Simmonds of Doniphan County.
Four $1,000 KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled in Kansas State University’s college of agriculture and majoring in a subject related to agriculture. They are Grant Fincham of Marshall County, Emily Glenn of Finney County, John Kennedy of Jackson County and Amber Oerly of Cooper County, Mo.
Two $1,000 KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled at Fort Hays State University. Recipients are Camryn Youngers of Ford County and Sathena Scarborough of Howard County, Neb.
Twenty-four recipients received $500 scholarships. These students are attending a Kansas college with a Kansas Farm Bureau Collegiate chapter. Students must be a Farm Bureau Collegiate member.
Those recipients include: Lindsey Whitten of Doniphan County, Amanda Wray of Franklin County, Dawn Ledeboer of Wabaunsee County, Chad Hibdon of Franklin County, Shelby Varner of Butler County, Hannah Eslinger of Sherman County, Shyanne Jones of Labette County, Geordan Hayden of Ellis County, Bryce Maneth of Barton County, Patrick Zamrzla of Ellsworth County, Justin Wenger of Nemaha County, Ellie Schwertfeger of Reno County, Brandon Carp of Sedgwick County, Kayley Geesling of Reno County, Ciara Hodgkinson of Pratt County, Cale McCabe of Reno County, Haley O’Neal of Bourbon County, Sara Schlickau of Reno County, Zoe Schultz of Gove County, Isaac Wingert of Franklin County, Seth Yenni of McPherson County, Caleb Hinck of Wabaunsee County, Jaden Smith of Norton County and Emma McClure of Stevens County.
Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded more than $325,000 in scholarships.
“We’re investing in students today to ensure they become tomorrow’s leaders,” said KFB President and Foundation Chair Rich Felts.