2017-18 Scholarship Recipients Announced

July 27, 2017

On behalf of the FarmHouse Foundation Trustees and Staff, it is our honor to recognize these FarmHouse men with a scholarship. The recipients were chosen from the most competitive pool of applicants the Foundation has seen with nearly 40 members applying. It was an impressive group—more than half of the selected recipients have a 4.0 GPA. As one judge said, “This exercise was HARD! There were simply too many well-qualified applicants.” We are inspired by all of these young men and appreciate their time and effort to apply.

The 2017-18 scholarship recipients include:

W. EUGENE (IA ’47) & LINDA LLOYD SCHOLARSHIP ($2,450 scholarship)
Ethan Dado (MN ’13)
Jake Fanning (OK ’15)
Landon Lindemer (OH ’15)
Justin Schmutz (KS ’16)

DOUGLAS  D. (IL ’65) & NANCY J. SIMS SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500 scholarship)
Colin Dolan (MO ’15)
Jon Freese (NE ’15)

CLAYTON YEUTTER (NE ’49) SCHOLARSHIP ($1,400 scholarship)
honoring his service as United States Secretary of Agriculture, 1989 to 1991 
Luke Werth (OK ’15)

WILLIAM  S. (OK ’38) & CATHERINE MAY SCHOLARSHIPS ($1,100 scholarship)
P.J. Aarsvold (MN ’14)
Tyler Dick (MN ’14)
Jeff Hadachek (KS ’15)
Daniel Phillips (AU ’15)
Casey Ricker (ND ’15)

BERT KRANTZ (MI ’36) MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000 scholarship)
Chris Mandt (IA ’15)

HERBERT FOLKEN (IA ’28) SCHOLARSHIP ($400 scholarship)
Daniel Laverentz (KS ’16)

LARRY H. HAGEMAN (OH ’78) CROP SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP ($400 scholarship)
Hayden Walker (KS ’15)

DUANE (IA ’49) & SHIRLEY ACKER WORK/STUDY SCHOLARSHIP ($350 scholarship)
Will Givens (AU ’15)

DARL (IA ’42) & FLORENCE SNYDER NEW HORIZONS SCHOLARSHIP ($300 scholarship)
Isaac Stevens (KS ’17)

We extend our appreciation to Greg Bamford (CO ’67), Frank Bezdicek (MN ’67), Wayne Engstrom (WA ’60), Roy Frederick (NE ’63), Cal Messersmith (NE ’61) and Randy Weaver (OK ’72) for serving on the international scholarship selection committee. We also gratefully acknowledge Tim Hadachek (KS ’07), Steve Robisky (ILS ’83), Randy Sims (IL ’66) and Riley Smith (IA ’01) for serving on the selection committee for the Snyder scholarship.

Please note that several other academic scholarships are awarded through the FarmHouse Foundation for members of specific chapters. Check with your chapter president, association, local Foundation Council or contact Foundation Executive Director Allison Rickels for more information regarding these scholarships that are locally selected and awarded.

The 2018-19 International-level scholarships will be announced this fall, and applications are due June 1, 2018. Again, congratulations to these outstanding 2017-18 FarmHouse scholars!