Kansas Corn Next Generation Scholarship
We are now accepting scholarship applications for 2022 Next Generation Scholarships
Applications are due October 31, 2021
The Next Generation Scholarship is part of an effort by Kansas corn farmers to support students in post-secondary education who are making an impact in the corn and agriculture industry. Kansas Corn invests in students by awarding $1,000 Next Generation Scholarships.
This application is open to all college sophomores through PhD level who hold a current KCGA student membership OR have a parent/guardian with a full 3-year membership with KCGA. Students enrolled in technical institutions are welcome to apply. See eligibility requirements below.
- Must be a sophomore through PhD level student
- Hold a student membership, available here for $25, or have a parent/guardian with a current KCGA 3-year membership
- Must attend the Kansas Corn Symposium in January 2022
- 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 2021 and proof of enrollment fall 2022, class schedule can be used
Applications are due October 31, 2021.
Northwest Kansas 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 application and reference forms are available 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.
Yes, students attending an out-of-state school may apply.
No, your parents do not have to be members of KCGA. Applicants must either have a KCGA student membership (available here for $25), or have a parent/guardian with a current KCGA 3-year membership
Our $25 KCGA student membership is available online here.
Email: email@example.com 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.
For more information on this program, please
contact Emily Koop, Director of Market and Leadership Development.
2021 Scholarship Recipients
The 2021 Scholarship Recipients were announced at the 2021 Corn Symposium online event.
Tatum Brunkow, Wamego, KS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelors in Agriculture Economics
Kate Cooper, Greenwood, NE, Kansas State University, Bachelors in Agricultural Economics
Garrett Craig, Clay Center, KS, Kansas State University, Bachelors in Agricultural Education
Max Harmon, Inman, KS, Kansas State University, Bachelors in Biochemistry
Shelby Hattrup, Kinsley, KS, Kansas State University, Bachelors in Agronomy
Maria Kimzey, Fredonia, KS, Kansas State University, Bachelors in Agricultural Economics
Nicki Kirchoff, Byron, NE, Kansas State University, Bachelors in Agribusiness
Kate Langworthy, Lawrence, KS, Washburn University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Trevor Mullen, Salina, KS, Kansas State University, Bachelors in Agronomy
Luciana Neitro, Bueno Aires, Argentina, Kansas State University, Doctorate in Agronomy
Carlos Pires, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Kansas State University, Doctorate in Agronomy
Victor Sharma, Lawrence, Kansas, University of Kansas, Doctorate in Chemical Engineering
Zoe Shultz, Grainfield, KS, Kansas State University, Bachelors in Agricultural Communications and Journalism
Mardi Traskowsky, Herington, KS, Kansas State University, Bachelors in Milling Science and Management and Agricultural Economics
Rachel Veenstra, Hartville, MO, Kansas State University, Masters in Agronomy
Nan Wang, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, University of Kansas, Doctorate in Chemical Engineering
Victoria White, Humboldt, KS, Allen County Community College, Associates in Animal Science