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Agribusiness industry awards annual scholarships
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TOPEKA – Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association’s scholarship committee has awarded nearly $10,000 in scholarships to Kansas high school graduating seniors and current college students for the 2021-22 academic year.

The scholarship committee, comprised of KARA’s membership, received more than 100 applications and awarded six students scholarships to assist in advancing their academic endeavors.

“Our board of directors and industry as a whole agree one of the most important things we can do is assist in ensuring our next generation of agribusiness professionals are able to access higher education,” KARA’s president and CEO Ron Seeber said. “We congratulate this year’s recipients and wish them the best with their studies and their future contributions to the industry.”

Each year, KARA awards one $500 Jim Lee Memorial scholarship, four $1,500 KARA general scholarships and one $1,500 Dr. David Whitney Agronomy scholarship.

Among the winners was Devin Guesnier of Great Bend, who received the Jim Lee Memorial Scholarship for $500.