COLUMBUS, Ohio — Each year, the Ohio Agricultural Council offers up to three (3) $1,500 scholarships annually to Ohio high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in agriculture and up to three (3) $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate college students from Ohio who are currently pursuing a degree in agriculture.
The OAC is pleased to announce the 2021-22 recipients of the Scholarship Program:
Cora Dorman is from Croton, Ohio, where she grew up on a grain and livestock farm. She is attending The Ohio State University to major in Agribusiness and Applied Economics and minor in Agricultural Communication and Agronomy. Upon graduating, she plans on working in agricultural banking or agronomy sales. She is passionate about the agricultural industry and supporting those who grow and raise our food.
Chyann Kendel is a senior at Wilmington College, majoring in agricultural education with a concentration in Animal Science. Upon graduation, Chyann plans to start her career as an agricultural educator. She has a sincere interest in leadership, public speaking, community service, and personal growth that she will continue to utilize in the industry.
Sarah Lehner grew up on her family’s dairy and grain farm in Delaware, Ohio. Her passion for agriculture led her to major in Animal Sciences and Agribusiness & Applied Economics at the Ohio State University. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in agricultural lending or dairy cattle genetics while maintaining an active role on her family’s farm.
Haven Hileman is a recent graduate of Portsmouth West High School and an incoming freshman at The Ohio State University. She is the daughter of Ed and Robin Hileman. With a passion for the agriculture industry, Haven will be majoring in Animal Sciences at OSU and, upon graduation, plans to either attend veterinary school or become an agricultural education teacher.
Cassandra Mavis is a recent graduate of Fairview High School and an incoming freshman at The Ohio State University. She had strong involvement in FFA throughout high school, which helped develop her love for agriculture and inspire her selected major: Agribusiness and Applied Agronomics. With her degree, Cassandra plans to grow the family business and help the farmers in the community.
Jacob Zazkowski is a recent graduate of Anthony Wayne High School and an incoming freshman at Cornell University. The son of Chad and Amy Zajkowski, Jacob grew up with a non-traditional agricultural background. Through the FFA and research opportunities, he found his passion for sustainable agriculture and greenhouse food production, helping him to select his major of Plant Science. After graduation, he looks forward to exploring a career in greenhouse vegetable management and research.
Scholarships are selected based on academic record, leadership qualities, community involvement and responses to application essay questions. Scholarship recipients are also provided a one-year complimentary student membership in OAC.
Scholarship applications for the 2022-23 school year will be available at www.OhioAgCouncil.org in fall 2021. Completed applications must be returned to the Ohio Agricultural Council by February 15, 2022.
— Ohio Ag Council
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