Atchison County students receiving scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri are Cavin Joesting, Emily Graves and Chandler Farmer.
Cavin Joesting of Rock Port, Missouri, has been awarded the Elyzabeth H. Schell Award from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for the 2016-2017 academic year. Joesting, a senior majoring in agriculture, is the son of Steve and Julie Joesting.
As a result of receiving a prestigious MU Curator Award, which recognizes outstanding high school academic performance, Joesting has also received a four year scholar award from CAFNR that is made available through various scholarship accounts.
Emily Graves of Tarkio, Missouri, has been awarded the Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for the 2016-2017 academic year. Graves, a sophomore majoring in hospitality management, is the daughter of Lesley Graves and Sam Graves.
“Scholarships enable us to recruit and retain academically talented students to our college,” said Bryan Garton, associate dean of academic programs.
The Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship was established in 1981 by the estate of Elyzabeth Schell. The Schells were in the dairy business in the Kansas City area and had a strong interest in agriculture. Scholarships are awarded to students whose parents are Missouri landowning farmers or ranchers.
Chandler Farmer of Rock Port, Missouri, has been awarded the Alpha Gamma Sigma/Ron Lemonds Scholarship, the John W. Dickey, Jr. Scholarship and the C. R. Johnston-Farm Bureau Scholarship from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for the 2016-2017 academic year. Farmer, a junior majoring in animal sciences, is the son of W.C. and Shauna Farmer.
The Alpha Gamma Sigma/Ron Lemonds Scholarship was established in 1998 by the alumni of Alpha Gamma Sigma and Ron Lemonds, a 1958 graduate of CAFNR. Scholarships are awarded to fraternity members in their sophomore, junior or senior years.
The John W. Dickey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was created to provide scholarships to students enrolled in CAFNR. Preference is given to students who indicate an interest in poultry science.
The C. R. Johnston-Farm Bureau Scholarship was established in 1989 by friends and associates to recognize C. R. Johnston’s 20 years with Missouri Farm Bureau and his outstanding contributions to agriculture. Johnson passed away in 1990. The scholarship is awarded to animal science majors who demonstrate academic achievement and leadership potential and whose parents are Missouri Farm Bureau Federation members.
“As the cost of earning a college degree continues to increase, more and more students are in need of financial assistance,” Garton said. “The goal of our college over the next five years is to increase our total annual scholarships awarded from approximately $1.3 to $1.5 million.”
Information on scholarships and the college is available from Garton at 573-882-0089 or from high school counselors.