EAST LANSING, MI -- GreenStone Farm Credit Services is pleased to announce it has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to 23 incoming college freshmen through the cooperative's new scholarship program, which was unveiled earlier this year.
The program supports GreenStone's mission to provide leadership in the agricultural community and assist in cultivating youth to become the next generation of leaders to sustain the industry's success.
The scholarship applicants were evaluated on a wide range of qualifications, and are required to pursue a degree related to agriculture.
Recipients received either a $2,000 or $1,000 scholarship determined by the length of their intended college program.
This year's 23 scholarship awardees are: Shelby Berens (Holland, MI), Elena Boxey (Allenton, MI), Daniel Brown II (Springport, MI), Nolan Feldpausch (St. Johns, MI), Josephine Forbush (Byron, MI), Emily Harke (Adrian, MI), Taylor Hawks (Millington, MI), Emily Kittendorf (Milan, MI), Samantha Ludlam (Hopkins, MI), Troy Markley (Byron, MI), Emma Maust (Bay Port, MI), Evelyn Okkema (Blanchard, MI), Kyle Rasch (Conklin, MI), Jared Sanderson (Sandusky, MI), Brett Schmidt (Standish, MI), Lucas Schwass (Scottville, MI), Jadelyn Stewart (Vermontville, MI), Jacob TeBos (Allendale, MI), Elizabeth Venema (Deford, MI), Abigail Walkowe (Manchester, MI), Paige Wilson (Webberville, MI), Kaila Wussow (Cecil, WI) and Claire Zahm (Marne, MI).
"As a leader in providing financial products and services to those in the agricultural and rural communities, GreenStone is proud to assist these students in their education process," said Dave Armstrong, CEO and President of GreenStone. "This award speaks volumes to their past accomplishments, good citizenship, and passion to continue their growth and development as the next generation of leaders in the agricultural industry."
More information on GreenStone can be found atwww.greenstonefcs.com.