CHS Foundation awards 100 high school scholarships |

CHS Foundation awards 100 high school scholarships

CHS Foundation awards 100 high school scholarships

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The CHS Foundation, the major giving entity of CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, announced today it has awarded $100,000 in scholarships to high school seniors pursuing an agricultural-related degree or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field of study with an interest in agriculture. Each of the 100 recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

“CHS and the CHS Foundation are dedicated to a variety of programs that support the next generation of leaders in agriculture,” says Linda Tank, president, CHS Foundation. “We are proud to support these young leaders as they pursue their education and explore the many diverse opportunities the agriculture and energy industries have to offer.”

An independent, external review committee selected recipients based on their career goals, essays, transcripts, reference letters and extracurricular involvement. This year’s scholarship winners represent 25 states.

CHS and the CHS Foundation also fund an additional 200 scholarships for students enrolled in agricultural-related programs at colleges across the country. These scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000 and are directly administered by more than 30 CHS partner colleges. Click here for more information.

See below for a complete list of the 100 high school scholarship recipients, their home states and the institutions they will attend.


Cassidy Catrett, Mississippi State University


Julia Pitman, Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Lexie Schultz, California State University of Fresno

Kelsey Swall, California State University of Fresno

Jacob Willhite, California Polytechnic State University


Tabor Kalcevic, Colorado State University

Tyllor Ledford, Texas Tech University

Kaitlyan Reed, University of Wyoming


Mason Bishop, Clarendon College

Kasey Ray, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College


Sadie Lackey, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College


Victoria Butt, Ellsworth College

Anna Ehlers, Iowa State University

Molly Fisher, Wartburg College

David Hayes, Iowa State University

Blake Lineweaver, Iowa State University

Keiffer Sexton, Western Illinois University


Eric Ball, University of Idaho

Hailey Hampton, University of Idaho

Gretchen Hansten, University of Idaho

Kristin Nesbitt, University of Idaho


Kiera Balentine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Brooke Bennett, Auburn University

Drew Groezinger, Highland Community College

Kaitlyn Hildebrand, Illinois Central College

Jordon Oellerich, Iowa State University

Madeline Poole, University of Illinois


Clayton Fugate, Purdue University

Leah Hefty, Purdue University

Travis Koester, Purdue University

Morgan Lambrecht, Purdue University


Rachel Bellar, Kansas State University

Katelyn Bohnenblust, Kansas State University


Harley Braun, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Adam Buseman, Iowa State University

Riley Donkers, South Dakota State University

Ryan Donkers, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Andrew Gathje, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Marietta Geist, Carleton College

Janelle Hueners, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Bailey Leaman, University of Minnesota-Crookston

Katharine Lewer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lauren Libbesmeier, South Dakota State University

Juliana Pederson, South Dakota State University

Natalie Resch, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Aricka Roberson, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Drew Schwarzrock, South Dakota State University

Payton Vold, University of Minnesota-Crookston

Klarissa Walvatne, North Dakota State University

Spencer Wolter, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Kaleb Baber, Iowa State University

Denton Diggins, University of Missouri-Columbia

Jacqueline Janorschke, University of Missouri-Columbia

Caleb Quinlan, University of Missouri-Columbia

John Robinson, University of Missouri-Columbia

Colton Spencer, University of Missouri-Columbia

Rachel Veenstra, Missouri State University


Kendall Carpenter, Montana State University-Bozeman

Karly Hanson, Casper College

Chantz Hubing, Miles Community College

Brittany Whiteman, Sheridan College

North Dakota

Haley Anderson, Mayville State University

Jarrett Lardy, North Dakota State University

Katelyn Long, North Dakota State University

John Mayer, North Dakota State University

Brooke Schroeder, North Dakota State University


Dalton Anderson, Southeast Community College-Beatrice Campus

Emily Frenzen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

New Jersey

Jeremy Posluszny, Rutgers University

New York

Shannon Sears- State University of New York at Cobleskill


Philip Eberly, The Ohio State University

Kasey Hummel, Wilmington College

Emily Jenkins, University of Northwestern Ohio

Kayle Mast, Clark State Community College

Kimberly Myers, Wilmington College

John Sipple, West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Jake Utendorf, The Ohio State University


Brady Linnell, Colorado State University


Brittany Truax, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

South Dakota

Benjamin Ostebee, South Dakota State University

Shelby Riggs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Ashley Merritt, Tarleton State University

Huston Myers, Tarleton State University

Kylie Patterson, Blinn College-Brehnam Campus

Johnna Pieniazek, Texas A&M University

Chloe Presnall, Texas A& M University


Kayla Beechinor, Washington State University

Hallie Galbreath, Utah State University

Emily Greene, Washington State University

Madison Harder, Washington State University

Dalton Keller, Washington State University

Taylor Kulm, Washington State University

Luke Moore, Washington State University

Dane Schwartz, Washington State University


Maegan Kreuscher, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Corissa Prom, Fort Lewis College

Zackary Propst, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kendra Spier, Iowa State University

Hayley Vandenboom, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

West Virginia

Rachel Martin, The Ohio State University

The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company. As a part of the CHS stewardship focus, the CHS Foundation supports programs that develop future leaders for agriculture through education and leadership programs, improve agricultural safety and enhance community vitality in rural America.

–CHS Nutrition

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