MKC Announces Winners for 2021 Scholarship Program

May 04, 2021

MKC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 MKC Scholarship Program. Ten high school seniors and ten college students have been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Since 2008, a total of $164,000 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: Chloe Fischer, Onaga; Sarah Headrick, Southwestern Heights; Alyvia Johnson, Abilene; Anna Livingston, Kingman; Ty Miller, Smoky Valley; Kara Riffel, Rock Creek; Lucas Roth, Hesston; Kinley Siemens, Buhler; Trey Strnad, Caldwell; and Lucas Wiens, Goessel.
College students awarded scholarships are: Janelle Bergkamp, Kansas State University; Walker Clawson, Kansas State University; Tyler Entz, Kansas State University; Kady Figge, Kansas State University; Carissa Klatt, Kansas State University; Rachel Koch, Washburn University; Lauren Maurer, Kansas State University; Jay Nightingale, Kansas State University; Hope Schriner, Hutchinson Community College; and Shelby Varner, Butler Community College.