MKC Awards 20 Students with $1,000 Scholarship

Apr 29, 2020

MKC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 MKC Scholarship Program. Ten high school seniors and ten college students have been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Since 2008, a total of $144,000 has been awarded through the MKC Scholarship Program.

“The MKC Scholarship Program is one way the cooperative can help support exceptional students who someday soon will enter the workforce to make a difference in the industry and communities where their career paths take them,” said Brad Stedman, MKC president and CEO. “The number of talented young men and women applying for our scholarship program increases each year making the selection process more difficult each year. We are honored to help these young students financially.”

Students who received the scholarship provided information on their community involvement, extracurricular activities and employment. They also addressed college and career goals along with key aspects of the cooperative system such as how co-ops create a community environment among the local producers and employees.

High school students awarded scholarships are: Kady Figge, Onaga High School; Erin Fox, homeschooled; Carissa Klatt, Canton-Galva High School; Lauren Maurer, Inman High School; Kevin Mills, Chapman High School; Jay Nightingale, Canton-Galva High School; Gabrielle Posch, Hutchinson High School; Lauren Regier, Berean Academy; Hope Schriner, Inman High School; and Rachel Yenni, Smoky Valley High School.
College students awarded scholarships are: Garrett Craig, Kansas State University; Nathan Enns, Kansas State University; Tess Fairbanks, Kansas State University; Cassidy Finley, Kansas State University; Emily Headrick, Kansas State University; Stephanie Hiebert, Kansas State University; Joshua Peterson, Kansas State University; Laura Peterson, Kansas State University; Mackenzie Porter, Kansas State University; and Thomas Smith, Kansas State University.

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