Two college students pursuing degrees in agriculture that will benefit the wheat industry will be awarded $2,500 scholarships this semester. Thanks to a great partnership with BASF, the National Wheat Foundation will award these annual scholarships to undergraduate college students.
“All the applicants were excellent, and it was very difficult to select only two,” said Ben Scholz, NWF director and scholarship committee chairman. “The next generation is responsible for the future of the wheat industry, and with applicants like these, the future is bright.”
The two scholarship winners are:
Grace Timm, a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursuing an Agribusiness degree on a Pre-Law track. Timm demonstrates the highest achievement levels in academics, extra-curricular involvement, and personal leadership qualities. She is serving as the Nebraska Wheat Ambassador and, as such, helps to educate and promote wheat to consumers.
Sophia Flikkema, a junior at Mississippi State University from Bozeman, Montana, is awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Flikkema is majoring in Economics and Asian Studies and plans to work in wheat merchandising. Sophia wants to tackle the global challenges that affect wheat growers and is studying the Chinese language to communicate and understand the United States’ third-biggest trading partner. The National Wheat Foundation appreciates the work that Flikkema is doing to prepare herself to keep the American wheat industry strong in the global marketplace.
Applicants for the scholarship were freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in college pursuing agricultural degrees at accredited universities.
“Congratulations Grace and Sophia, the National Wheat Foundation and BASF wish you well this semester and in your future endeavors. We are thrilled to award you these scholarships and look forward to your further contributions to the wheat industry,” wrote the Foundation in a news release.
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Author: Heidi Crnkovic