Agribusiness Industry Awards Annual Scholarships

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Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association’s (KARA) scholarship committee met in mid-April and awarded nearly $10,000 in scholarships to Kansas high school graduating seniors and current college students for the 2018-19 academic year.

The scholarship committee, comprised of KARA’s membership, received 77 applications and awarded seven students scholarships to assist in advancing their academic endeavors.

“KARA has a long and proud history of providing scholarships to worthy students,” KARA’s president and CEO Ron Seeber said. “We congratulate this year’s recipients and wish them the best with their studies and their future contributions to the industry.”

Each year, KARA awards one $500 Jim Lee Memorial scholarship, five $1,500 KARA general scholarships and one $1,500 Dr. David Whitney Agronomy scholarship.

The winners of 2018-19 scholarships are listed at right with their current town:

Jim Lee Memorial Scholarship – $500 Total

Riley Sleichter – Manhattan

KARA Scholarships – $1,500 Total

Brittany Duer – Abilene
Hayden Heigele – Manhattan
Suzanne Huntley – Phillipsburg
Calista Long – Great Bend
Ashtyn Wallace – Plains

Dr. David Whitney Agronomy Scholarship – $1,500 Total

Keren Duerksen – Manhattan