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CHS Foundation Awards $75,000 in Scholarships

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The CHS Foundation has awarded 75 $1,000 scholarships to college students studying agriculture. This year's recipients include 50 high school seniors and 25 two-year college students from 27 states. The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc., (Nasdaq: CHSCP) the nation's leading cooperative, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops across the United States.

"The CHS Foundation values the opportunity to help build the next generation of leaders in the production, science, technology and business of agriculture," says William J. Nelson, CHS Foundation president.  "We are proud to support these promising students who will play an important role in the future of agriculture." 

An independent, external committee selected recipients based on their career goals, essays, extracurricular involvement, transcripts and reference letters. See below for a complete list of high school and two-year college scholarship recipients. 

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Alaska
Morgan Summers of Anchorage, attending the University of Vermont

Alabama
Chandler Mulvaney of Opelika, attending Auburn University

Arkansas
Harlee Danielle Ray of Cecil, attending the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

California
Lindsay N. Brown of Watsonville, attending Montana State University - Bozeman

Colorado
Kody Michael Anderson of Akron, attending  Northeastern Junior College
Kristen Lyn Schmidt of Greeley, attending West Texas A&M University
*David Dorwin Leitz of Windsor, attending Northeastern Junior College

Iowa
Crystal Ann Krapfl of Colesburg, attending Iowa State University
Matthew David Schulte of Dorchester, attending Iowa State University
Clayton Arnold Miller of Latimer, attending North Iowa Area Community College
*Cale Garrett Juergensen of Churdan, attending Iowa Lake Community College
*Royce Herman Stortenbecker of Hastings, attending Iowa Western Community College
*Tara Ann Gray of Toledo, attending Kirkwood Community College

Idaho
Heather Madison Skovgard of Kuna, attending California Polytechnic State University

Illinois
Samantha Bolen of Carrollton, attending Kansas State University
Megan Elizabeth Bloemer of Bloomington, attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Evan P. Sheppard of Pearl, attending John Wood Community College
*Tyler Braun of Columbia, attending Southwestern Illinois College

Indiana
Katie Marie Barnett of South Whitley, attending Purdue University
Nolan Allan Sampson of Union Mills, attending Purdue University
Jenna P. Benzing of Fort Wayne, attending the University of Findlay
*Cody Andrew Beck of Bainbridge, attending Butler Community College

Kansas
Carl Alan Clawson of  Englewood, attending Kansas State University
Lucas Allan Goddard of Penokee, attending  Kansas State University

Louisiana
John Dorvis Crain, III of Angie, attending Louisiana Tech University

Michigan
Caitlin Jane Weathers of Fowlerville, attending Michigan State University
*Evan Blonde of Homer, attending Michigan State University

Minnesota
Erin Morrison of Belle Plaine, attending Purdue University
Samantha Welu of Milroy, attending South Dakota State University
Connor McCormick of Caledonia, attending  St. Olaf College
Sarah Marketon of Howard Lake, attending the University of Minnesota
Katelyn Asfeld of Kimball, attending the University of Minnesota
Jacqueline Nicole Martin of Reading, attending the University of Minnesota
Justin Siewert of Lake City, attending the University of Minnesota
*Alex Henry Bakker of Balaton, attending Ridgewater College
*Ryan Horstmann of Winsted, attending Ridgewater College
*Makayla Jenkins of Winnebago, attending Ridgewater College
*Melissa Sue Miller of West Union, attending Ridgewater College
*Jacob Scott Sjostrom of Lafayette, attending South Central College

North Carolina
Caroline Wade Clement of Clinton, attending North Carolina State University
Lindsay Carlisle DeMers of Sophia, attending Virginia Tech
*Lydia Lauren Register of Zebulon, attending North Carolina State University
*Tyler Keith Douglas of Washington, attending North Carolina State University

North Dakota
Karlie Jo Matejcek of Brocket, attending North Dakota State University
*Emily Christina Paul of Rugby, attending Bismarck State College
*Daniel Benjamin Deck of Harvey, attending Bismarck State College

Nebraska
Justin Wesley McCullough of Berwyn, attending the University of Nebraska – Lincoln

New York
*Mary-Elizabeth Foote of Harford, attending State University of New York at Cobleskill

Ohio
Mariah Caitlin-Jo Carey of Mount Gilead, attending The Ohio State University- Agricultural Technical Institute
Luke James Winner of Sidney, attending The Ohio State University-Agricultural Technical Institute
*Nathaniel Mark Birkhimer of Hanoverton, attending The Ohio State University- Agricultural Technical Institute
*Lisa Sutton of Minerva, attending The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

Oklahoma
*Larriann Lee Chambers of Atoka, attending Eastern Oklahoma State College

Oregon
Jeromy Albert Lee of  Oregon City, attending Oklahoma State University

Pennsylvania
Garrett James Richardson of Glen Campbell, attending The Pennsylvania State University
*Lindsay Rae Upperman of Chambersburg, attending Butler Community College

South Dakota
Emm Christensen of Big Stone City, attending South Dakota State University

Texas
Sarah P. Titus of Keller, attending Tarleton State University
Matthew Chase Childress of Sealy, attending Texas A&M - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Elizabeth Ann Wishert of Magnolia, attending Texas A&M University
Klarissa Cantu of Linn, attending Texas A&M University
Brady Paul Arthur of Ralls, attending West Texas A&M University

Utah
Calee Lott of Oakley, attending Montana State University - Bozeman

Washington
Palmer Robert Phillips of Ritzville, attending  Washington State University
Miranda E. Bean of Ridgefield, attending Washington State University
Bethany Anderson of  Harrah, attending Yakima Valley Community College
*Turk Bates of Othello, attending Walla Walla Community College

Wisconsin
Levi Wedig of  Darlington, attending Iowa State University
Keaton Jordan Anderson of Clintonville, attending the University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Shea Robert Esser of Bloomington, attending the University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Elizabeth Barbara Boesl of Boyceville, attending the University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Connor James Moore of Gratiot, attending the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Benjamin Julka of Rosendale, attending Fox Valley Technical College

Wyoming
William Taylor Dalles of Laramie, attending Casper College

*denotes two-year scholarship recipients; all others are high school scholarship recipients.

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CHS Inc. is the nation's leading cooperative, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops across the United States. A diversified global energy, grains and foods business and a Fortune 100 company, CHS is committed to helping producers and member cooperatives grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, livestock feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. 

The CHS Foundation (www.chsfoundation.org) is the major giving entity of CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com), an energy, grains and foods company. As part of the CHS stewardship focus, the CHS Foundation is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative businesses through education and leadership development.

 

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