Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

$5,000 beef scholarship deadline extended

February 20, 2008

Leavenworth County Beef Improvement Association is extending its scholarship application date to March 1. Scholarships for students from Leavenworth County are possible through fundraising efforts of the association's members and sponsorship of activities that promote agriculture and specifically beef production in the county. Private as well as business contributions also supplement the funds.

The addition of "The Bill and June Beaver Scholarship" will help fund multiple awards. Mr. and Mrs. Beaver of Basehor allotted $5,000 to be made available for agricultural students.

Last year's scholarship winner took home $1,000 to help finance studies in agronomy at Kansas State University.

Any student who plans to attend, or is currently attending college pursuing an agriculture-related degree is encouraged to apply. High school seniors can get information from their adviser/counselor. Applications also can be obtained by contacting scholarship chairman Kirk Sours at (913) 369-3610.

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