Cargill provides Scholarship

Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 16:06
Written by thenebraskasigna

Landon Schmidt has been selected as a 2010 recipient of the Cargill Community Scholarship Program. Landon attends Fairbury High School and is a member of the Fairbury FFA Chapter. Landon is the son of Dell and Sandy Schmidt of rural Fairbury. Landon plans to attend Southeast Community College in Beatrice and major in agribusiness.

While in High School, Landon served as the chapter President for two years. Landon is a member of the Fairbury FFA Ag Issues Team that is now qualified for the National contest as the Nebraska state winner. Landon also won the state proficiency award in Diversified Crop Production and was one of 8 State Star Finalists. Landon has been very active in community service, safety, and natural resource projects that the chapter has worked on.

More than 1,900 high school seniors in communities in the U.S. where Cargill operates applied for this scholarship this year. Cargill awards only 350 scholarships of $1,000, which is not renewable. In the students honor, Cargill will also give a $200 grant to the high school Ag Education Program. Students are selected based on academic excellence, leadership in school, and community activities. Last year Cargill gave $58 million to nonprofit and civic programs and this giving is directed to support the communities where Cargill operates. These contributions are given in three areas: nutrition, environment, and education.