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 received $25,000 in scholarships for the 2020-21 school year.
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,” says KFB President and Foundation Chair Rich Felts.
Max Harman, McPherson County, was awarded $1,000 for the Frank and Helen Bernasek Memorial Scholarship, a permanent, privately endowed scholarship fund.
Allison Smith, Johnson County, received $1,000 for the K-State Agricultural Communications and Journalism Scholarship.
Colt Sutterby, 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, 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, Harper County; Lane Berkenmeier, Wabaunsee County; Kyle Frederking, Lincoln County; Gage Harding, Neosho County; Joel Kennedy, Jackson County; Andrea Price, Butler County; Daniel Romero, Wichita; and Devin Simmonds, 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, Marshall County; Emily Glenn, Finney County; John Kennedy, Jackson County; and Amber Oerly, Cooper County, Missouri.
Two $1,000 KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled at Fort Hays State University. Recipients are Sathena Scarborough, Howard County, Nebraska; and Camryn Youngers, Ford County.
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.
Allen Community College
- Lindsey Whitten, Doniphan County
- Amanda Wray, Franklin County
Barton Community College
- Dawn Ledeboer, Wabaunsee County
Butler Community College
- Chad Hibdon, Franklin County
- Shelby Varner, Butler County
Colby Community College
- Hannah Eslinger, Sherman County
- Shyanne Jones, Labette County
Fort Hays State University
- Geordan Hayden, Ellis County
- Bryce Maneth, Barton County
- Patrick Zamrzla, Ellsworth County
Highland Community College
- Justin Wenger, Nemaha County
Hutchinson Community College
- Ellie Schwertfeger, Reno County
Kansas State University
- Brandon Carp, Sedgwick County
- Kayley Geesling, Reno County
- Ciara Hodgkinson, Pratt County
- Cale McCabe, Reno County
- Haley O’Neal, Bourbon County
- Sara Schlickau, Reno County
- Zoe Schultz, Gove County
- Isaac Wingert, Franklin County
- Seth Yenni, McPherson County
Pratt Community College
- Caleb Hinck, Wabaunsee County
- Jaden Smith, Norton County
Seward County Community CollegeEmma McClure, Stevens County