The National Sorghum Foundation has presented a total of $4,500 in ag scholarships to three students. Winning students are Joshua Strine and Trace Harris from Texas A&M University and Benjamin Kamrath from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Each scholarship provides subsequent winners $1,500 to assist with education expenses.
The National Grain Sorghum Foundation promotes research and education for sorghum and develops the leadership potential of active university students interested in studying agriculture and, more specifically, the sorghum industry.
“The National Sorghum Foundation is very pleased to provide scholarships to these outstanding students.” NSF Chairman Larry Lambright said. “Their strong academic performance along with their leadership activities make them very deserving of these scholarship awards.”
Joshua Strine, Texas A&M
The Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Strine who is from Bryan, Texas, and currently in graduate school at TAMU. Strine is pursuing a master’s degree in agricultural economics and plans to work in agricultural finance, specifically relating to commodities.
Strine will also have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., with National Sorghum Producers as part of the scholarship award to learn more about policies and regulations impacting the U.S. sorghum industry.
Trace Harris, Texas A&M
The Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Harris who is a junior agricultural economics major at TAMU from Poth, Texas. After graduation, Harris plans to pursue a career in agricultural lending.
Benjamin Kamrath, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kamrath, from Columbus, Nebraska. Kamrath is a sophomore agronomy major at UNL. Upon graduation, Kamrath plans to work in seed sales as an agronomist.
“The National Sorghum Foundation has a mission to further develop the leadership potential of active university students with an interest in agriculture studies, but particularly in sorghum,” NSF Board of Directors Vice Chairman Bobby Nedbalek said. “Through this mission, we are pleased to award scholarships to these three very deserving students and look forward to what they will accomplish in their respective studies.”