GROWMARK Names Scholarship Recipients
Forty-one college students from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin will be able to continue their education with the 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 1960’s. 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. University scholarship recipients are honored each year at the GROWMARK Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Champaign County students receiving scholarships include: Daniel Herriott, son of Steve and Diana Herriott of Sidney, majoring in agribusiness and agronomy management at Iowa State University; Katlin Gehrt, daughter of Dean and Mary Gehrt of Gifford, majoring in agriculture production at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Carlee Silver, daughter of Neal and Darcy Silver of Rantoul, majoring in agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois; and Christian Butler, son of Dennis an Lori Butler of Tolono, majoring in agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Iowa.
Congratulations to all students and their families not only on the scholarship awards but on the choice to continue the tradition of agriculture in America!