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AFR/OFU Awards Scholarships to Oklahoma Youth

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:06:44 CDT

AFR/OFU Awards Scholarships to Oklahoma Youth Each year, American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) awards the AFR/OFU Incoming Freshman and Continuing Education State Scholarships to deserving youth across the state. This year twenty-seven students received scholarships.

"Our organization and our membership are committed to the future of the agricultural industry in Oklahoma," said AFR/OFU President Scott Blubaugh. "We are proud to provide opportunities for professional development for our state's agricultural youth. This financial support is just one more way for us to invest in tomorrow's industry leaders."

This year's recipients of the AFR/OFU Incoming Freshman Scholarship are:

Kinsey Black, Cache; Keegan Carrera, Shawnee; Reagan Detrick, Ringwood; Mackenzie Gazaway, Stillwater; Whitney Glazier, Omega; Clay Grossnicklaus, Ninnekah; Addison Hunt, Wellston; Abigail Long, Beggs; Jaxson McCullah, Beggs; Tate Ott, Ames; Cooper Shebester, Alex; Mariah Sperle, Cordell; Jentry Squires, Kingfisher

Recipients of the AFR/OFU Continuing Education Scholarship are:

Peyton Burns, Kingfisher; Rayli Cunningham, Rosston; Rylee Detrick, Ringwood; Justin Dewbre, Blanchard; Tala Gillenwaters, Mooreland; Seth Jackson, Tecumseh; Emilie James, Blair; Aubrey Kilgore, Broken Arrow; Cade Leonard, Chelsea; Emma Long, Beggs; Kabrin Martin, Harrah; Kaylan Plemmons, Broken Bow; Ryli Powell, Meno; Elizabeth Schneider, Seiling

AFR/OFU's annual state scholarships are available to qualified students in all 77 Oklahoma counties. Students are eligible to apply for the AFR/OFU Incoming Freshman State Scholarship during their senior year of high school. Students may then apply for the AFR/OFU Continuing Education State Scholarship throughout their undergraduate career. Both previous and first-time applications are eligible for the AFR/OFU Continuing Education Scholarship.

Scholarship applications are selected by the AFR/OFU Scholarship Committee based on knowledge of the organization, AFR/OFU involvement, leadership activities, scholastic achievement and financial need. To be eligible for either scholarship, applications must have attended a minimum of two years of the AFR/OFU Senior Leadership Summit. They must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be an AFR Insurance policyholder.

Scholarship recipients are announced June of each year and are recognized the following February during the annual AFR/OFU convention. For more information on AFR/OFU scholarship opportunities or other AFR Youth Program projects, contact AFR/OFU Youth Coordinator Vanessa Wiebe at (405)218-5561 or vanessa.wiebe@afrmic.com.

AFR/OFU Cooperative is a membership services organization established in 1905 as Oklahoma Farmers Union. AFR/OFU provides educational, legislative and cooperative programs across the state and serves as a watchdog for Oklahoma's family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The organization is actively supportive of the state's agricultural industry and rural population with membership consisting of farmers actively involved in production agriculture and non-farmers adding their voice in support of AFR/OFU principles.



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