The Kansas Grain and Feed Association has chosen six Kansas high school seniors to receive college scholarships sponsored by the organization for the 2012-2013 school year.
Winners were chosen from among 199 applicants, whose applications were received and considered by an independent Scholarship Selection Committee, which is made of association member.
Scholarships this year go to Payton Delong of Admire, who plans to student agronomy at Kansas State University; Paul Gutsch of Herington, who will be majoring in accounting at K-State; Kenneth Kays or Weir who plans to study agribusiness at K-State; Christa Milton of Hudson who is entering the pre-veterinary medicine program at Fort Hays State University; Roxanne Ochs of Russell who will be studying chemical engineering at K-State and Kristen Powell of Pretty Prairie, who plans a course of study in business at Benedictine College.
Each year, KGFA awards one $500 Dub & Inez Memorial scholarship and five $1,000 KGFA scholarships. KGFA also awards one $1,000 John Cranor Memorial scholarship, whose winner is selected by the Kansas State University Foundation.
The KGFA Board of Directors voted at their April 9 board meeting in Wichita to increase the number of $1,000 KGFA scholarships from five to six for the 2013-2014 school year.
Founded in 1896, the Topeka-based KGFA is a voluntary non-profit, trade organization providing governmental representation, educational opportunities and a wide variety of other services to the vast and indispensable grain and feed marketing system.
KGFA's 900 members include country elevators, sub-terminal and terminal elevators, feed manufacturers, flour mills, grain merchandisers and allied industries such as grain exchanges, equipment manufacturers, insurance firms and railroads. KGFA is proud to represent 99% of the federal or state licensed grain storage in the state of Kansas.