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

Scholarships For Western Kansas Area High School Seniors and College Students

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.

2022 Recipients:

Congratulations to the following students! They are each recipients of a 2022 Ag Future Scholarship:

  • Brady Deges, Gray County. South Gray High School.
  • Brandon Springston, Finney County. Garden City High School
  • Jonathan Temaat, Logan County. Oakley Senior High
  • Karley Larson, Finney County. Kansas State University
  • Kassie Miller, Sheridan County. Golden Plains High School
  • Katherine Mongeau, Finney County. Kansas State University
  • Korben Clawson, Meade County. Meade High School
  • Macey Lamb, Logan County. Oakley Senior High
  • Maggie Brown, Logan County. McPherson College
  • Molly McClure, Stevens County. Kansas State University

Recipients: You each received a letter with information on how to submit proof of enrollment. Please reach out to swaller@wsbks.com with questions

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

Completed application must contain:

  • A completed application form.
  • 2 letters of reference – preferably speaking to the applicant’s interest and passion for agriculture
  • Current, official school transcript
  • Resume or detailed list of extracurricular activities and/or community involvement
  • A picture of applicant (to be used if selected as a scholarship recipient)
  • Either a written essay (500 – 700 words) OR a video submission (3 – 4 minutes) focused on the applicant’s top three reasons they are passionate and excited about agriculture and how they see themselves impacting agriculture’s future with their career of choice. Tip: Consider adding subtitles to videos filmed outdoors or in loud areas.
  • Past scholarship applicants and recipients are encouraged to apply, but must submit all new materials including essay/video and letters of reference to qualify.

Completed applications are scored according to the following criteria:

  • Essay/Video (35 pts)
  • References (25 pts)
  • Grades (20 pts)
  • Community/Extra-Curricular Involvement (20 pts)
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2022

Reminder to all candidates who submitted an application: 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.

Scholarship Selection

Announcement of selected candidates and distribution of funds:
Winners will be notified and announced May 2, 2022.  
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 an educational program or does not attend educational program fall semester of 2022, the next eligible candidate will be awarded the scholarship in their stead.