Ag Future Scholarships | Kansas High School & College Students
Ag Future Scholarships | Kansas High School & College Students

Ag Future Scholarships For Western Kansas Students From Western State Bank and American Implement

Western State Bank and American Implement have joined forces to help support the future of the agriculture industry by providing the Ag Future Scholarships Program to eligible high school seniors and current college students pursuing further education (degree or program) in an agriculture field. 

Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year.

Eligibility Includes:

  • High school senior or current college student with a permanent address in the following counties: Kansas - Cheyenne, Clark, Finney, Ford, Gove, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Rawlins, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Wallace, Wichita; Colorado – Baca
  • Students who ultimately have a goal of working within the agriculture industry and pursuing further education (either a degree or program) in an agriculture-related field. Examples can include but are not limited to: Ag Business, Ag Communications, Ag Economics, Ag Education, Ag Finance, Food Science, Horticulture, Agronomy, Technical Program, Animal Science, Precision Agriculture, and more.
  • 3.0 GPA or greater

Application Requirements:

  • A completed electronic application
  • Resume or detailed list of extracurricular activities and/or community involvement
  • A digital photo of the applicant (to be used if selected as a scholarship recipient. 
  • Either a written essay (500-700 words) OR a video submission (3-4 minutes) answering one of the following two prompts: 1) Tell us about someone in your life that has influenced or inspired you to pursue a career in ag; or 2) Why do you want to go to college or a trade school beyond high school? Explain how you see further education benefiting you in the ag industry.
  • ** Two letters of recommendation-- preferably speaking to the applicant's character and passion for agriculture (may be mailed, see below)
  • ** Most recent official transcripts (may be mailed, see below)

Past scholarship applicants and recipients are encouraged to apply but must submit all new materials including essay/video and letters of recommendation to qualify.

**Letters of recommendation and official transcripts may also be mailed to the committee:

  • Ag Future Scholarship Committee
  • Attn: Sarah Waller
  • 1500 E. Kansas Ave.
  • Garden City, KS 67846

How to Apply:

Announcement of Selected Recipients:

Winners will be notified and announced on or before April 19.

Funds will be distributed once proof of enrollment into educational program has been provided to scholarship committee. Upon notification of selection, scholarship recipients will be informed of the address to send enrollment verification. If a selected candidate fails to provide proof of enrollment into a qualifying educational program or does not attend the educational program the fall semester of 2024, the next eligible candidate will be awarded the scholarship in their stead.

By submitting an application, the applicant is granting permission for American Implement and Western State Bank to potentially use submitted material and/or photos of the applicant on either company's website, social media accounts, or published materials highlighting the scholarship program and retains rights to all entries once submitted.

Past Scholarship Recipients:

  1. Baylee Hutcheson, Garden City High School
  2. Bryson Stejskal, Ulysses High School
  3. Carissa Sohm, Rolla High School
  4. Courtney Clinesmith, Kansas State University 
  5. Dalton Winfrey, South Gray High School
  6. Harrison Bhend, Goodland Junior/Senior High
  7. Jaydon Hahn, Hodgeman County High School
  8. Kyle Doll, Kansas State University
  9. Mackenzie Birney,  Kansas State University
  10. Trevor Kaiser, Quinter High School
  11. Kassie Miller, Golden Plains High School
  12. Maggie Brown, McPherson College
  13. Macey Lamb, Oakley Senior High
  14. Jonathan Temaat, Oakley Senior High
  15. Karley Larson, Kansas State University
  16. Brandon Springston, Garden City High School
  17. Molly McClure, Kansas State University
  18. Korben Clawson, Meade High School
  19. Katherine Mongeau, Kansas State University
  20. Brady Deges, South Gray High School 
  21. Garin Cooper, St. Francis High School
  22. Blakely Aldridge, Weskan High School
  23. Dane Scheetz, Oakely Senior High
  24. Kayler Getz, Quinter High School
  25. Landon Trout, Scott City High School
  26. Matthew Morgan, Lakin High School
  27. Rilee McGraw, Garden City High School
  28. Cole Lehman, Ingalls High School
  29. Halle Robinson, Dodge City High School
  30. Aaron Skidmore, South Gray High School