Kansas Corn Next Generation Scholarship
The Next Generation Scholarship is part of an effort put on by Kansas corn farmers to support students in post-secondary education who are making an impact in the corn and agriculture industry. Kansas Corn awards $1,000 Next Generation Scholarships.
Students who attend a Kansas Institution, are sophomores through PhD level, and hold a student membership are eligible to apply. Students enrolled in technical institutions are welcome to apply.
- Must be a sophomore through PhD level student
- Hold a student membership, available here for $25
- Must attend the Kansas Corn Symposium January 23, 2020, in Manhattan
- Applicants must submit a one-page resume highlighting academic, work and extracurricular activities and experiences
- Two reference forms from non-family members, one must be an academic contact from the school currently attending
- Official copy of post-secondary transcript of grades through spring 2019 and proof of enrollment fall 2019, class schedule can be used
Applications are due October 31, 2019.
Northwest Kansas Specific Scholarship
Within our Next Generation Scholarship, we have additional scholarship dollars available for students who are either a northwest Kansas native or a Kansas native attending a northwest Kansas institution. Students who qualify and are interested must apply for our Next Generation Scholarship and meet current scholarship requirements. The order of preference for the additional scholarship is as follows:
- attends a Kansas institution and is a northwest Kansas native
- attends a school in northwest Kansas – Ft. Hays or community colleges and is a Kansas resident with preference to a NW KS native
The applications forms will be posted online.
A student who has completed 30 or more hours at college-level courses is considered the sophomore status and is able to apply as long as they meet the other qualifications.
Students are selected through this application process by one Kansas Corn Growers Association Board member, one Kansas Corn Commissioner and one industry representative.
Yes, both of these opportunities are open to graduate and undergraduate students. More details about who is eligible to apply can be found on the applications.
Yes, students attending post-secondary schools in that state of Kansas are eligible for the Kansas Corn Next Generation Scholarship. Students who are from Kansas attending a post-secondary school outside of Kansas are not eligible for the Kansas Corn Next Generation Scholarship.
No, your parents do not have to be members of KCGA. Students must purchase a student KCGA membership to be considered for the Kansas Corn Next Generation Scholarship.
It is $25 and students can submit their membership form online here.
You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org for your number, or you can put “Submitted” on the line for the membership number. We try to get applications processed in a timely fashion, but there can be delays.
Yes, you can ask the same person to complete a reference form for both applications. However, they will need to complete separate forms for both the Kansas Corn Collegiate Academy & the Next Generation Scholarship.
No, all reference forms need to be completed by non-family members.
2019 Kansas Corn Next Generation Scholarship Recipients
Kansas Corn awarded 15 $1,000 Next Generation Scholarships in 2019. The program was focused on students who were enrolled in post-secondary school in the spring of 2018 and are enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year.
Adison Smith Agribusiness Lewis, KS
Bryn Swearingen Agribusiness Hiawatha, KS
Claudia Hissong Agricultural Economics Greencastle, PA
Colton Sutterby Agribusiness Savonburg, KS
Gracie Danner Agricultural Economics West Liberty, IA
Grady Hammer Agronomy and Animal Science Wallace, KS
Isaac Barnhart Agronomy Manhattan, KS
Jacqueline Clawson Agricultural Economics and Business Marketing Meade, KS
Javier Fernandez Agronomy Manhattan, KS
Julia Maddock Agricultural Economics Paola
Katelyn Pinkston Agricultural Education Clay Center, KS
Mardi Traskowsky Milling Science Management Herington, KS
Rachel Bellar Agricultural Education Howard, KS
Trevor DeHaan Animal Science; Business Minor Taylor, KS
Zachary Callaghan Agricultural Education Tonganoxie, KS