Kurtis Clawson has received the Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Kansas Wheat Growers Research Foundation. The scholarship, established in 2009 by the Kansas Wheat Growers Research Foundation, will award Clawson $500 toward his enrollment at Kansas State University where he will pursue a dual major in agronomy and mechanical engineering.
Clawson graduated from Satanta High School in May where he maintained a 4.0 grade point average. He was the FFA, Student Council, 4-H club, and 4-H Council president, and the National Honor Society secretary. These leadership positions, combined with his exceptional academic achievements and career objectives focused around the field of agriculture make Clawson a great representative of the Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship.
"Kurtis' essay and application were outstanding and reflect a young man excited and enthusiastic to begin his career in agriculture," says Dalton Henry, Director of Governmental Affairs for Kansas Wheat and scholarship committee member.
The Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship was established through a fund in memory of Herbert W. Clutter, a farmer from Holcomb and the first president of the National Association of Wheat Growers. The history of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Wheat Commission is enriched with the memory and lasting leadership of Clutter and his family.
"Herb's enthusiasm for the wheat industry serves as an excellent example to young adults as they take this next step in their lives," says Henry. "It is an honor and privilege to offer this scholarship in his name and to share Herb Clutter's vision, hard work and sense of community with the next generation."
Applicants for the annual Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship must be incoming freshman from Kansas who will be full-time students at any two or four year, Kansas college or university. They should plan to pursue a career in the field of agriculture.
Next year's 2012 Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship application will be available this fall and will be due January 15, 2012. Applications and additional information about the scholarship can be found on the Kansas Wheat website at www.kansaswheat.org.