CHS Foundation Awards $75,000 in Scholarships

By PR Newswire,  July 01, 2014, 02:30:00 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CHS Foundation has awarded 75 $1,000 scholarships to college students studying agriculture. This year's recipients include 50 high school seniors and 25 two-year college students from 31 states. The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc. (NASDAQ:CHSCP), a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States.

"At CHS, we're committed to developing strong future leaders for agriculture and rural America," says William J. Nelson, CHS Foundation president.  "We are proud to support these promising students who will play an important role in shaping the future of agriculture." 

An independent, external committee selected recipients based on their career goals, essays, extracurricular involvement, transcripts and reference letters. See below for a complete list of high school and two-year college scholarship recipients and the institutions they will attend.


Derrell Trevor Lee, Wallace State Community College

Kaela Austin Wright, Berry College


Maya Wallace, University of Arizona


Isabella Elaine Curtoni, Merced College

Micaleah Mae Schultz, California State University


Jeffrey T. Koester, Northeastern Junior College

Tara Cook, Kansas State University


Landon Marion Smith, Santa Fe College

Tien Luo Ying Weber, University of Florida


Makinizi Lynn Hoover, The University of Georgia


Judy Butay Cacal, University of Hawaii


Margarita A Contreras, University of Idaho

Quinn Inwards, College of Southern Idaho

Kelsey Ann Rogers, College of Southern Idaho


Jacob Robert Adams, Lake Land College

Courtney Beth Gerstenecker, Kaskaskia College

Kelsie Catherine Hinds, Lake Land College

Molly Novotney, Joliet Junior College

Thomas Poole, University of Illinois

Krista Dawn Temple, University of Illinois


Jacob Stanley Beyer, Dordt College

Hannah Marie Pagel, Iowa State University

Cassandra Rose Stumpf, Iowa State University

Michael Allen Tupper, Iowa State University

Jayden Dean Van Berkum, Hawkeye Community College


Cole Spencer Hamilton, Western Kentucky University


Anya Beale, Green Mountain College


Colby Dean, University of Maryland College Park


Tyler Cappaert, Michigan State University

Jami Ruth Courter, Northwood University

Richard Ray Dubke, Michigan State University

Jessica Pell, Lansing Community College

Alexandria Leah Schut, Oklahoma State University

Dirk Edward Stoneman, Michigan State University

Katelyn Walters, Black Hawk Community College


Mariah Daninger, University of Minnesota Shane Michael Klaphake, Ridgewater College

Jared Douglas Oachs, North Dakota State University

Andrew Carter Pederson, Alexandria Technical & Community College

Matthew Schroepfer, South Central College

Eleni Solberg, University of Arkansas

Austin Warner, Gustavus Adolphus College


Tracy Lavonne Muhammad, Hinds Community College


Austin Fehring, Crowder College

Bretton Michael Hale, Arkansas State University

Rylyn William Klein Small, Sikeston Career & Technical Center


Marcelle Tikka, Flathead Valley Community College


Kami Kay Crabtree, Dordt College

Marie Greer Potadle, Iowa State University


Taylor Serrano, Kansas State University

North Carolina

Haley Christine Shore, North Carolina State University

Kevin Anthony Todd, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

North Dakota

Ryan Martin Brock, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Kayla Lee Grimm, Bismarck State College


Mindi E. Brookhart, Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute

Amanda Ann Szabo, Wilmington College


Brandon Scott Batty, Linn Benton Community College

Ashtin Lee Olsen, Eastern Oregon University

Cassandra Wagner, Oregon State University/Linn Benton Community College

South Carolina

John Tricoche, Clemson University


Suzanne Tipton Schultz, Mississippi State University


Brackston James McKnight, Sam Houston State University

Landon James Woods, Texas A&M University


Briana Mary Collazo, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College


Will Bowdish, Walla Walla Community College


Derrek Kamphuis, University of Wisconsin-Farm and Industry Short Course

Marissa Mary Nechuta, University of Wisconsin

Justin F. Runde, University of Wisconsin

Samantha Schoenfuss, University of Wisconsin

Jordan C. Siemers, Cornell University

William Walleser, University of Wisconsin

Austin Allen Wenck, University of Wisconsin

Elizabeth Widder, Iowa State University

Nicole Wright, University of Wisconsin-Farm and Industry Short Course


Aubree Thomas, Casper College

CHS Inc. ( is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

SOURCE CHS Inc.; CHS Foundation

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