Indiana Farm Bureau
For more information, contact: Ashley Beasley, 317-692-7830
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May 11, 2016
Indiana Farm Bureau and the Farm Bureau Foundation awarded 13 scholarships to high school and college students recently.
“Pursuing higher education requires dedication and resources,” said Ashley Beasley, women’s program coordinator at INFB. “These students showed their dedication and passion for agriculture on their applications. We’re happy to provide some of the resources to help them further their education and pursue their goals.”
Emily Dougherty, Johnson County, received the Marion Stackhouse Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is named after the former INFB president of the same name, who served from 1976 to 1987. Marion Stackhouse Scholarship winners must be INFB members pursuing studies in an agricultural area.
Two $1,000 scholarships are offered to members of the state’s two collegiate Farm Bureau chapters at Purdue University and Vincennes University. Purdue students Morgan Ritzi, Dearborn County, and Jacob Taylor, Clinton County, received the collegiate Farm Bureau scholarships.
Ten students, one per INFB district, received $500 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships. Students are listed with the school they currently attend and their home county.
District 1: Luke T. Kepler, Ivy Tech Community College, Marshall County
District 2: Jenna Niemeyer, Heritage Jr./Sr. High, Allen County
District 3: Jacob Taylor, Purdue University, Clinton County
District 4: Cody E. Colbert, Tri-Central, Tipton County
District 5: Noah R. Poynter, North Putnam High School, Putnam County
District 6: Parker Mohr, Greenfield-Central High School, Hancock County
District 7: Megan Hawkins, Shoals Jr./Sr. High School, Martin County
District 8: Emily Dougherty, Whiteland Community High School, Johnson County
District 9: Travis Koester, North Posey High School, Posey County
District 10: Morgan Ritzi, Purdue University, Dearborn County
Many county Farm Bureaus offer scholarships as well. To learn more, visit www.infb.org and look under the Who We Are menu.
About Indiana Farm Bureau
Since 1919, Indiana Farm Bureau has protected the livelihood, land, equipment, animals and crops of Hoosier farmers. We are the state’s largest general farm organization and a farmer’s strongest advocate. INFB works diligently to ensure a farmer’s very right to farm, because agriculture is so vital to Indiana’s economy. Learn more at www.infb.org.