Scholarship Information

SDSU Young Leader in Agriculture Scholarship-Deadline March 1

The South Dakota Agri-Business Association (SDABA) is pleased to sponsor the Young Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship Program. The program is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection, fertilizer, and seed industries, along with future career opportunities. Recipients will benefit from the financial compensation and exposure to and networking with the SDABA Board of Directors and its members. Candidates will be top-potential collegiate sophomore with an educational focus on agriculture. Candidates must be enrolled at South Dakota State University (SDSU) and have secured a summer internship within agriculture, preferably within the crop protection, fertilizer or seed industries. Additionally, the selected recipient is expected to attend the SDABA Board of Directors meeting in Brookings during the month of November for the current year and following year, Ag Expo in Sioux Falls in January next year and the following year and participate in a Washington, D.C. Fly-in during July (year TBA) where meetings on agriculture issues with the South Dakota congressional delegation take place. (More details can be found in the application).  All expenses for these events will be provided by SDABA, and in addition, the recipient receives a $2,000 scholarship.

Selection Process
The SDABA Board of Directors will review the applications and select one recipient for the $2,000 scholarship. The decisions by SDABA are final. Winners will be notified in April.

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SDABA Ag Scholarship Program-Deadline March 1

Six - $1000 College Scholarships will be awarded!

Each year, SDABA awards a total of $6,000 in scholarships to high school and/or undergraduate students majoring in agriculture in South Dakota. Open to customers, employees, or family members of an employee of members of the South Dakota Agri-Business Association.

Scholarship Application Procedure and Rules:

  • Applicant must be a customer, employee, or family member of an employee of a member of the South Dakota Agri-Business Association (SDABA).
  • Recipient must major in agriculture.
  • Applicant must attend an accredited South Dakota University or Technical School the same year the scholarship is received.
  • Applicant may be a high school senior or registered freshman, sophomore, or junior at a South Dakota University or Technical School.
  • Applications must be received by March 1 each year.
  • The scholarship will be sent directly to the South Dakota University or Technical School.

To Enter:

The following seven items will constitute the application. There is no formal application form.

  1. Name, address, and phone number.
  2. Parents: name, address and phone number.
  3. SDABA members: name, address and phone number.
  4. Copy of most current high school transcript.
  5. Copy of ACT scores.
  6. South Dakota University or Technical School to be attended.
  7. Personal resume stating achievements, community involvement, and future goals in agriculture.

Creativity and imagination will be a segment of the judging process.

Decisions of the judges is final.

 

Mail application to:
South Dakota Agri-Business Association
320 E Capital Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-2519

 


 2017 Scholarship Winners:

  • Michael Anderson (LATI), customer of Hamlin County Farmers Coop, Hayti
  • Colin Pommer (LATI), customer of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Willow Lake
  • Desiree Burggraff (LATI), customer of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Tulare
  • Riley Gilbert (SDSU), customer of Prescription Agronomics, Ipswich
  • Ellen Schlechter (SDSU), customer of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Redfield
  • Jordanne Howe (SDSU), customer of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Redfield
  • Jonathan Linke (SDSU), Young Leader Scholarship winner.

2016 Scholarship Winners:

  • Connor Brand (LATI), employee of North Central Farmers Elevator, Faulkton
  • Grant Pearson (LATI), customer of Rosholt Farmers Elevator, Rosholt
  • Andrew Leber (LATI), customer of Cargill, Parker and Central Farmers Coop, Marion
  • Jonathan Linke (SDSU), customer of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Woonsocket
  • Tanner Rupp (SDSU), customer of Country Pride Coop, Freeman
  • Jordanne Howe (SDSU), customer of SD Wheat Growers, Redfield
  • Brianna Buseman (SDSU), Young Leader Scholarship winner.

2015 Scholarship Winners:

  • Peyton DeJong, customer of CHS Midwest Cooperatives, Philip
  • Joellen Gonsoir, customer of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Aberdeen
  • Mariah Kessler, customer of CHS Midwest Cooperatives, Pierre
  • Jonathan Linke, customer of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Woonsocket
  • Abby Repenning, customer of CHS Farmers Alliance, Mitchell

2014 Scholarship Winners:

  • Austin Carlson, customer of Valley Springs Farmers Coop, Valley Springs
  • Trevor Larson, customer of Country Pride Cooperative, Winner
  • Tara Parmely, customer of Crop Production Services, Miller

2013 Scholarship Winners:

  • Shane Binger, customer of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Tulare
  • Gavin Snook, customer of Midwest Cooperatives, Philip
  • Drew Turnis, customer of Turnis Farm Service, Platte

2012 Scholarship Winners:

  • Shane Binger, customer of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Tulare
  • Trey DeJong, customer of Midwest Cooperatives, Philip
  • Lacey Quail, customer of Ag First Cooperatives, Brookings

2011 Scholarship Winners:

  • Paige Hermanson, customer of 4 Seasons Co-op in Doland.
  • Tawnie DeJong, customer of Midwest Cooperatives in Philip.
  • Quinn Mortenson, customer of Midwest Cooperatives in Pierre.

2010 Scholarship Winners:

  • Mark Misar, customer of Country Pride Cooperative.
  • Alaina Kringen, customer of Monsanto in Madison.

2009 Scholarship Winners:

  • Cody Oswald, customer of Country Pride Cooperative in Freeman.
  • Samantha Nelson, customer of Johnson's Ranchers Supply in Wall.
  • Shane Moberg, customer of Ag First Farmers Coop in Brookings.

2008 Scholarship Winners:

  • Emily Helms, customer of Johnson's Ranchers Supply in Wall.
  • Brian Bye, customer of Valley Ag Supply, Inc in Gayville.
  • Clint Covey, customer of Country Pride Coop in Winner.