Area students receive Kansas Farm Bureau scholarships

Posted 1 year ago

By Post Staff

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Each year, the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture awards scholarships to college students studying in fields that benefit agriculture and rural Kansas. Thirty-five recipients have received $21,000 in scholarships for the 2014-15 school year.

Over the past decade, the foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships.

Kansas Farm Bureau

“Developing leaders for tomorrow requires an investment in today’s youth,” says KFB Foundations Director Harry Watts.

The foundation awards four permanent, privately endowed scholarships: the DeWitt Ahlerich Memorial Scholarship, the Godfrey and Emma Bahr-Miller Scholarship, the Lester Crandall Memorial Scholarship and the Frank and Helen Bernasek Memorial Scholarship.

Seven scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled in Kansas State University’s college of agriculture and majoring in a subject related to agriculture. Three KFB scholarships were awarded to juniors and seniors enrolled at Fort Hays State University.

Twenty-four Collegiate Farm Bureau members received scholarships for students attending a Kansas college with a Kansas Farm Bureau Collegiate chapter. One student received a scholarship to a technical college.

KSU – four $1,000 scholarships

• Brady Rundel, Thomas County
• Katelyn Vincent, Bourbon County
• Elizabeth Wilk, Osage County
• Nicholas Wineinger, Lincoln County

Ft. Hays State University – two $1,000 scholarships

• Ryan Kinsler, Kingman County
• Austin Schweizer, Reno County

Technical School – $500 scholarship

• Trae Venerable, Johnson County

DeWitt Ahlerich Memorial Scholarship – one $500 scholarship to KSU

• Reagan Kays, Crawford County

Godfrey and Emma Bahr-Miller Scholarship– one $500 scholarship

• Lindy McKinney, Kiowa County

Lester Crandall Memorial Scholarship – one $500 scholarship to KSU

• Ty Nienke, Ellsworth County

Frank and Helen Bernasek Memorial Scholarship – one $1,000 scholarship to KSU

• Lindsay Bulk, Riley County

Collegiate Scholarships – twenty-four $500 scholarships

Allen County

• MaKayla LaRue, Neosho County
• Trint Peine, Anderson County
• Reid Shipman, Riley County

Cloud County

Michelle Allen, Smith County
• Ellen Revell, Pottawatomie County


• Kassie Spalding, Rock Port, Missouri

Dodge City

• Garrett Stefan, Clark County

Garden City

• Skyler Glenn, Finney County


• Grace Hammer, Wallace County
• Jill Holcomb, Reno County
• Ryan Kinsler, Kingman County
• Cami Roth, Rice County


• Nicole Armbrister, Rooks County
• Hannah Anderson, Marion County
• Dalton Hodgkinson, Pratt County
• Garrett Kays, Cherokee County
Ashley Lorence, Smith County
• Andrea Mattas, Ellsworth County
• Paige McFarland, Franklin County
• Jackie Neville, Sedgwick County
• Cody O’Brien, Montgomery County
• Ira Parsons, Leavenworth County
Michaela Simmelink, Osborne County


Michael Schmidt, Thomas County

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