June 20, 2024

Indiana Farm Bureau awards 13 students with scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Farm Bureau has announced the 13 recipients of its 2021 student scholarships.

Isabella Chism, who is INFB’s second vice president, said the scholarships are awarded to incoming or current college students pursuing careers in agriculture.

Chism said each scholarship is worth $1,000 and includes the Marion Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship, two Collegiate Farm Bureau Scholarships and 10 Carolyn Hegel Memorial Scholarships, named after Carolyn Hegel, who served as the INFB second vice president for 26 years.

“She died after she retired. She was a people person,” Chism said, adding that Hegel loved promoting INFB membership.

The winners are selected by a group of individuals in the agriculture industry, including Farm Bureau members and members from the Women’s Leadership Committee, as well as members from Young Farmers & Ag Professionals.

Jordyn Wickard, Hancock County, received the Marion Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship, which was named after the former INFB president, who served from 1976 to 1987.

Hannah Walls, Greene County, and Grant Allyn, Posey County, each earned the Collegiate Farm Bureau Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to active members in one of the four Collegiate Farm Bureau chapters, which include Purdue, Vincennes and Huntington universities, as well as Ancilla College.

The following are the 10 students, one per INFB district, who earned the Carolyn Hegel Memorial Scholarship awards:

• District 1: Abigail Powell, Marshall County — Purdue University.

• District 2: Noah Berning, Allen County — Purdue University.

• District 3: Anthony Dunten, Clinton County — Northwestern High School, graduating senior, Calvin University.

• District 4: Olivia Reynolds, Adams County — Adams Central High School, graduating senior, Purdue University.

• District 5: Gayle Baugh, Putnam County — Vincennes University.

• District 6: Elijah Love, Randolph County — Winchester Community High School, graduating senior, Purdue University.

• District 7: Olivia Branam, Vigo County — Terre Haute North Vigo High School, graduating senior, Purdue University.

• District 8: Emily Harker, Shelby County — Hauser Junior-Senior High School, graduating senior, Purdue University.

• District 9: Benton Heidenreich, Gibson County — Princeton Community High School, graduating senior, Vincennes University.

• District 10: Abigail Stuckwisch, Jackson County — Brownstown Central High School, graduating senior, Purdue University.

Ashley Estes

Ashley Estes

Field Editor