Texas Corn Producers (TCP) believes in investing in the future of agriculture through multiple avenues to ensure today’s youth is educated and informed. In order to further this mission, TCP is proud to announce its 2019 scholarship recipients!
This year’s applicant pool was as competitive as ever and TCP was pleased to receive a variety of eligible, well deserving applicants. In total, four youth members were chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship within two categories.
In the high school division, Preston Dallmeyer, of Poth, Texas, is one of two winners. Preston wrote about the effects of aflatoxin on corn yields. Preston is planning on attending Texas Tech University where he will study architecture.
Clara Steglich, of Holland, Texas, joined in as a winner in the high school division. Clara wrote about the struggles farmers face with GMO marketing. Clara is currently attending Texas A&M University studying agricultural science.
In the collegiate division, Kendall Stone, of Caldwell, Texas, was awarded a scholarship with an essay about the environmental and economic factors farmers face. Kendall is currently studying agriculture science at Texas A&M.
Savannah Wesley, of Tulia, Texas, received a collegiate scholarship with her essay concerning water policy. Savannah is currently studying broadcast journalism at West Texas A&M University.
Hannah Dast, the TCP education director said,
“TCP values the opportunity to invest in the future of our industry through scholarships for our youth. We had an impressive set of applicants this year and look forward to what they will accomplish during their college careers and beyond.”
TCP is grateful for all who applied to and promoted the youth scholarship program and we are excited to receive applications for the 2020 scholarship.
For those who are interested in the 2020 scholarship application, visit texascorn.org/scholarships