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The Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee has awarded a 2012 Missouri Corn Scholarship to Brianne McGuire of Hardin. McGuire will receive a $750 scholarship from the Missouri Corn Growers Association and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council to help pay for her continuing education.
She is the daughter of Chris and Dianne McGuire and a junior at the University of Missouri where she studies agribusiness management.
“As corn farmers, we want to support youth pursuing degrees and careers in agriculture,” said MCMC Chairman Rob Korff, who grows corn and soybeans in Norborne. “These outstanding students are the future of our industry. The education they receive today will only help strengthen and advance agriculture.”
This is the 16th year Missouri Corn Scholarships have been available for high school and college students. High school applicants must be in their senior year and Missouri residents from a Missouri farm or rural area. They must also plan to attend a two- or four-year Missouri college or university and major in agronomy or related subject.
College applicants must also be Missouri residents from a Missouri farm or rural area and be a junior enrolled in a Missouri four-year college or university majoring in the field of agronomy or related subject.
In addition to McGuire, this year’s scholarship recipients include: College Students – Kyle Schieber, Conception Junction, MU; Jeffrey Knipmeyer, Alma, MU; Andrew Perry, Columbia, MU;
High School Seniors – Savannah Angell, Centralia; Reed Kirby, Liberal; Mason Ward, Gilman City; Jessie Fowler, Vandalia; Mark Famuliner, Carrollton, and Courtney Spencer, Aurora.
Applications were reviewed by the Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee comprised of Missouri Corn board members Kyle Kirby, Liberal; Mike Moreland, Harrisonville; Jay Fischer, Jefferson City; Mark Scott, Wentzville; and John Moreton, Charleston. Recipients were notified by mail earlier this month.
Applications for the 2013 Missouri Corn Scholarship Program will be available online after Dec. 15, 2012. Learn more about Missouri Corn by visiting www.mocorn.org.