Maryland Farm Bureau is proud to announce the scholarships for 2021. Three scholarships were awarded to students pursuing academic degrees in food, agriculture and/or natural resources disciplines, and two scholarships were awarded to students pursuing degrees in other academic disciplines or are minoring in food, agriculture, and/or natural resources.
The five scholarships, each valued at $2,000, were awarded to Makenzie Hereth of Woodbine, Mackenize Ridenour of Hagerstown, Marissa Roberts of Taneytown, Courtney Schrader of Earleville, and Lynne Thomas of Fallston.
Applicants were required to write an essay answering the following question: The increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters creates additional risk for farmers and ranchers. What tools and production practices can be engaged to reduce climate and weather risks?
Recipients or their parents/guardians are members of Maryland Farm Bureau. Selection was made by a scholarship committee designated by Maryland Farm Bureau.
Makenize Hereth of Howard County Farm Bureau is a freshman at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL. She is majoring in Agriculture Communications.
Mackenzie Ridenour of Washington County Farm Bureau is a freshman at Hagerstown Community College in Hagerstown, MD. She is majoring in Veterinarian Medicine.
Marissa Roberts of Carroll County Farm Bureau is a sophomore at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. She is majoring in Sports Management.
Courtney Schrader of Cecil County Farm Bureau is a sophomore at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. She is majoring in Business Management and Communications.
Lynne Thomas of Baltimore County Farm Bureau is a sophomore at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. She is majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education.
For more information about the scholarship program at Maryland Farm Bureau and within the county Farm Bureaus please visit www.mdfarmbureau.com/scholarships.