TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Grain and Feed Association’s (KGFA) scholarship committee has awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships to 19 Kansas high school graduating seniors for the 2021-22 academic year.
The scholarship committee, comprised of KGFA’s membership, received more than 200 applications and awarded financial aid based on equitable geographic locations throughout the state to students to assist in advancing their academic endeavors.
“We are very proud of the KGFA scholarship program that has helped so many people throughout the state for so many years,” KGFA’s president and CEO Ron Seeber said. “The association, its board and members take tremendous pride each spring investing in students and helping them pursue their education.”
KGFA annually awards 14 scholarships worth $1,500, four scholarships worth $1,000 and administers the Dub and Inez Johnson $500 memorial scholarship fund.
Students must be a graduating Kansas high school senior, a self-starter with excellent academic credentials, good school and community citizens and show a strong desire to continue their education. They also must be planning to attend any Kansas four-year university, community college or technical school.
KGFA has assisted countless students pursue their education since 1976. The industry’s 2021 award recipients are listed below:
KGFA Scholarships $1,500 Recipients
Regan Ast – Ingalls, KS
Michael Bahr – Albert, KS
Trent Beier – Clifton, KS
Patrick Biggs – Topeka, KS
Lawson Collins – Chanute, KS
Lauren Gatz – Fairview, KS
Mary Goetting – Weir, KS
Jarek Meyer – Athol, KS
Owen Meyer – Oskaloosa, KS
Kara Riffel – Westmoreland, KS
Josephine Schmidt – Tribune, KS
Rachel Sebesta – Wilson, KS
Alyssa Sherron – Spring Hill, KS
Emma Vogel – Hutchinson, KS
KGFA Scholarships $1,000 Recipients
Travis Scheer – Garden Plain, KS
Cole Stahlman – Concordia, KS
Nagomi Watanabe – Arkansas City, KS
Jody Zimmerman – Ulysses, KS
Dub and Inez Johnson $500 Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Kayler Getz – Quinter, KS
— Kansas Grain and Feed Association
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