The National Sorghum Foundation will soon open applications for three scholarships available to college students studying agriculture in the 2024-25 academic year.
“These scholarships represent individuals who had an enduring impact on sorghum and sorghum research,” said Foundation Chair Dr. Jeff Dahlberg. “We look forward to offering assistance to future students who exhibit these same skills and leadership capabilities.”
Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is presented in honor of Bruce Maunder, a lifetime advocate and researcher in the sorghum industry. Maunder dedicated 37 years of his life to sorghum and crop improvement and inspired a new generation. Applicants must be sophomores or seniors enrolled in agriculture-based degree programs.
Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship
Darrell Rosenow revolutionized hybrid sorghum in the United States, spending over 40 years as a sorghum plant breeder. Students applying for this scholarship must be sophomores through seniors and enrolled in agriculture-based science programs related to agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, and plant breeding, emphasizing sorghum.
Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship
A leader in the sorghum industry for more than two decades, Bill Kubecka, created a legacy of dedication and service to an industry he loved. Paired with the tuition award, this scholarship covers travel expenses for the selected student to attend the National Sorghum Producers annual legislative fly-in. Undergraduate students, sophomores through seniors, graduate students, and law school students are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a curriculum related to agricultural economics, agricultural policy, or agricultural law.
Each scholarship is valued at $1,500. Each application window will run from April 15 to June 1, 2024.
A selection committee made up of the Sorghum Foundation Board of Directors will rank the applications and award the winner of the Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship.
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