DEKALB scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the  DEKALB Ag Youth Scholarship program, which will provide $2,500 awards to 10 students in 2011 in recognition of their commitment to agriculture.

“We are excited to once again sponsor the DEKALB Ag Youth Scholarship for the fifth straight year,” said DEKALB Marketing Manager Jason Hoag. “DEKALB has a strong history of investing in ag youth education by sponsoring a variety of scholarships and awards.”

This particular award is available to both high school and collegiate students who plan to pursue an agriculture-related degree and who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and community involvement.  It has already made a difference fordozens of students since 2007.

“The scholarship has helped me get the best education I can,” said 2010 DEKALB Ag Youth Scholarship winner Chelsea Ahlquist, 18, of Onaga, Kan., who is working toward an agronomy degree at Kansas State University.  “I’m really excited for the opportunity at Kansas State to pursue a career in crop development.”

Ohio FFA District 1 President Mike Hannewald of Waterville, 19, was another 2010 recipient.  “I felt very honored to have received the scholarship and it has helped me focus on my education and preparing for a future career in agriculture,” said Hannewald, who is attending Ohio State University, majoring in crop science.  “I really appreciate the support of DEKALB and Monsanto.”

Applications are available online at and must be submitted by February 15, 2011. FFA membership is not required to be eligible for the scholarship program.

Committed to help support development of future industry leaders, DEKALB seeks out exceptional students who have long-term career interests in agriculture. To learn more about DEKALB, visit or contact your local DEKALB Dealer.

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