IAA Foundation names 2012-13 scholarship winners
The IAA Foundation has awarded 52 college students scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year based on their academic ability, leadership involvement, professional career goals, and financial need.
Published: Apr 30, 2012
Through contributors and funds set up to honor loved ones and leaders committed to agriculture, a sum of $88,900 will be invested through tuition assistance for the upcoming school year.
“The IAA Foundation has a long history of assisting students with the ever-mounting expenses of higher education,” said Susan Moore, IAA Foundation director. “We take great pride in supporting these students, many who come from farm backgrounds and many who are seeking a career in an agriculture-related field. We are truly investing in the future of agriculture through these bright scholars.”
Students receiving IAA Foundation general scholarships worth $3,000 and their current or planned majors are:
- William “Billy” Hatfield, Dahlgren, son of Richard and Paula Hatfield, University of Illinois, ag and biological engineering.
- Amelia Martens, Orion, daughter of Patrick and Annette Martens, U of I, ag communications.
- Erin Salz, Tonica, daughter of Jon and Jolene Salz, U of I, pre-veterinary.
- Receiving the $1,100 IAA Foundation general scholarship in the name of Robert F. Rouse is Blaine Melody, Naperville, son of Dawn and Richard Melody, U of I, animal science/production.
- Receiving the $1,000 IAA Foundation general scholarship in the name of Fletcher A. Gourley is Austin Ashby, Savanna, son of Fay James and Lisa Marie Ashby, U of I, agribusiness management.
- Receiving the $1,000 IAA Foundation general scholarship in the name of Leonard Southwell is Amie Burke, Fithian, daughter of Debbie Burke and Virgil Burke, Illinois State University (ISU), ag communications/leadership.
- Receiving a $1,000 William J. Kuhfuss Memorial scholarship is Briana Grymonprez, Port Byron, daughter of Tim and Shelly Grymonprez, U of I, pre-veterinary.
- Receiving a $1,500 Greg Carney scholarship is Kyle Hadden, Taylorville, son of Kenny and Susan Hadden, U of I, pre-veterinary.
- Receiving a $1,000 Dale E. Butz scholarship is Gracie Weinzierl, Stanford, daughter of Rodney and Kathy Weinzierl, ISU, ag education.
Students receiving the Robert F. Rouse scholarship worth $1,100 and their current or intended majors are:
- Theresa Rodriquez, Gurnee, Chamberlain College of Nursing, master’s of nursing.
- Ingrid Brauer, Hawthorn Woods, daughter of Marilee and Terry Brauer, U of I, human nutrition/pre-med.
- Laura Micksch, Wadsworth, daughter of Dale and Debra Micksch, Northern Illinois University, nursing.
The recipients of the Heartland NAMA, Steven Hammerschmidt scholarship in the amount of $1,000 are:
- Daniel Herriott, Sidney, son of Steve and Diana Herriott, ISU, ag business/agronomy management.
- Kiersten Kasey, Ashmore, daughter of Nels Kasey and Ann Robinson, U of I, ag education.
Students receiving a $1,000 Dorothy and Wilhelmine Ratermann scholarship are:
- Bradley Braddock, Patoka, son of Harry and Angie Braddock, Kaskaskia College, ag communications/ag law.
- Amy Alsip, Vienna, daughter of Richard and Janet Alsip, Southern Illinois University (SIU), English-19th century British literature.
- Erin Furmanek, Belleville, daughter of Phil and Celeste Furmanek, U of I, pre-nursing.
- Gary Newell, Lawrenceville, son of Rodney and Evelyn Newell, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, mechanical engineering.
- Mary Becker, Carlyle, daughter of Steve and Amy Becker, ISU, secondary education-math.
- Kelcie Woker, Greenville, daughter of Craig and Jan Woker, U of I, ag communications.
- Caroline Bremer, Metropolis, daughter of Jeff and Lisa Bremer, Oklahoma State University, ag economics/agribusiness.
- Faith Wendte, Altamont, daughter of Roy and Christine Wendte, undecided, ag economics/agribusiness.
- Emily Tanner, Stonefort, daughter of Brian and Tempa Tanner, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, pharmacy.
- Luke Rincker, Strasburg, son of Otto and Lisa Rincker, U of I, ag accounting.
- Tamar Adcock, Assumption, daughter of Jim and Jan Adcock, Kansas State University, animal science.
- Austin Pavlak, Belleville, son of Thomas and Christine Pavlak, undecided, engineering.
- Olivia Geiger, Alhambra, daughter of Steven and Dena Geiger, U of I, ag engineering.
- Kari Weis, Highland, daughter of Richard and Margaret Weis, University of Missouri-Columbia, ag journalism.
- Katelyn Fryman, Ellery, daughter of Wesley and Kelly Fryman, SIU Edwardsville, pharmacy.
- Evelyn Epplin, Cutler, daughter of David and Susan Epplin, SIU Carbondale, ag education.
- Courtney Gerstenecker, Carlyle, daughter of Robert and Tamra Gerstenecker, Kaskaskia College, ag economics/agribusiness.
- Amanda Barr, Altamont, daughter of Clyde and Barbara Barr, Lake Land College, ag business management.
- Theresa Reinhardt, Alhambra, daughter of Dawn and Greg Reinhardt, SIU Carbondale, crop and soil science.
Allie Malone, Galatia, daughter of Mark and Angie Malone, Union University, nursing.
Recipients of the Fletcher A. Gourley, Leonard Southwell, and Roger Capps Memorial scholarships, awarded to children of employees of Prairie Farms Dairy in the amount of $2,000 each are:
- Daniel Delaney, Carlinville, son of Joseph and Mary Lou Delaney, Eastern Illinois University, psychology.
- Taylor Fassbinder, Guttenberg, Iowa, daughter of Tom and Sue Fassbinder, University of Iowa, nursing.
- Stevi Short, Farmington, Mo., daughter of Robin and Steve Short, University of Missouri (U of M) Kansas City, epidemiology.
- Sydney Schmidt, Carlinville, daughter Michael and Lori Schmidt, U of I, crop sciences.
- John Donoghue, Carbondale, son of James and Cynthia Donoghue, U of I, general engineering.
- David Phaup, Newburgh, Ind., University of Mississippi, biochemistry/pre-med.
Recipients of the Fletcher A. Gourley, Leonard Southwell, and Roger Capps Memorial scholarships, awarded to children of patrons of Prairie Farms Dairy in the amount of $2,000 each are:
- Jenny Eichhorn, Altenburg, Mo., daughter of John and Reva Eichhorn, U of M Kansas City, medicine.
- Hilary Charlet, Kewanee, daughter of Kevin and Dawn Charlet, Illinois Wesleyan University, communications.
- Alexis Lintker, Venedy, daughter of Carl and Lisa Lintker, Illinois College, chemistry.
- Ryan Meinhart, Wheeler, son of Richard and Nancy Meinhart, undecided, agriculture.
- Morgan Aprill, Greenetown, Ind., daughter of Tim and Grace Aprill, Ball State University, journalism.
- Dayne Voelker, Perryville, Mo., son of Charles and Nancy Voelker, U of M Kansas City, medicine.
Students receiving a $4,000 Illinois Soybean Association Crop Science scholarship include:
- Philip Dreste, Washington, son of Mike and Kathy Dreste, U of I, crop science.
- Greg Guest, Nashville, son of Glen and Debra Guest, SIU Carbondale, crop and soil science.
- Logan Rehberg, Newark, son of Randall and Stacy Rehberg, U of I, crop science.
- Daniel Fulton, Lincoln, son of John and Sherry Fulton, U of I, crop science.
- Ashley Helmers, Chester, daughter of Randy and Kathy Helmers, SIU, crop production.
- Kurtis Wilke, Okawville, son of David Wilke and Karen Pacha, SIU, plant and soil science.
Since 1989, the IAA Foundation has awarded 677 scholarships. Applications for the 2013-2014 school year will be available on Dec. 1. Specific details and eligibility requirements may be found online at www.iaafoundation.org
The mission of the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable foundation, is to fund education, research, and charitable activities that benefit Illinois farm families and agriculture. Learn more about the IAA Foundation and the efforts it supports online at www.iaafoundation.org
. Individuals interested in contributing to the scholarship program may call the foundation at 309-557-2230.
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