GreenStone Farm Credit Services is contributing to the future success of today’s youth by awarding college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The 2020 scholarship recipients exhibit astounding dedication to their coursework, extracurricular activities, an enthusiasm to lead and a passion to pursue agriculture-related careers.
As part of GreenStone’s scholarship program, the cooperative recently selected 21 students to receive either a $2,000 or $1,000 award to assist with education costs. Since 2010, GreenStone has presented more than $235,000 in undergraduate college scholarships to students planning to make a positive impact on the agriculture industry.
"These awardees are fantastic examples of the type of individuals who will someday lead the agricultural industry," said President and CEO of GreenStone, Dave Armstrong, "GreenStone is committed to nurturing the growth of young professionals in our field by assisting them in furthering their education."
The 2020 scholarship recipients are:
- Allison VanKampen (Zeeland, MI)
- Eleanora Stoller (Lowell, MI)
- Emma Schmidt (Bridgman, MI)
- Marie Prodell (Algoma, WI)
- Casey Stevens (Alpena, MI)
- Rebecca Havelka (Wallace, MI)
- Katrina Salewski (Oconto, WI)
- Savannah Siders (Mishicot, WI)
- Madeline Gavenda (Elsie, MI)
- Paris Riggle (DePere, WI)
- Hailey Gaedtke (Luxemburg, WI)
- Grant Geiger (Ruth, MI)
- Megan Gruscynski (Gaylord, MI)
- Jedidiah Kabara (Pulaski, WI)
- Madelyn Cary (Elwell, MI),
- Alexander Scovill (Laingsburg, MI)
- Emma Woller (Montague, MI)
- Addy Battel (Cass City, MI)
- Ethan Gilder (Hopkins, MI)
- Tyler Giddings (Wittenberg, WI)
- Mia Vander Hoff (Hillsdale, MI).
Congratulations to this year's class of GreenStone scholarship recipients! To be eligible, applicants must reside within GreenStone’s territory in Michigan and northeast Wisconsin, be a full-time high school graduating senior, have at least a 3.0 grade point average, and plan to study an agriculture-related field. In addition, the selected students demonstrate participation and leadership in school, community and agricultural activities.
Applications for 2021 scholarships will be available on the GreenStone website early in 2021.