Twenty-two scholarship winners for the 2014-15 school year were recognized during the annual Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention December 3 in Wichita. A total of $24,700 was presented by the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF).

Callahan Grund has been awarded the $2,500 Cattlemen’s Scholarship from GoBob Pipe & Steel and KLF. Grund is the son of Jerry and Chrysanne Grund of Wallace. He is attending Fort Scott Community College and majoring in animal science and nutrition. This scholarship is presented to a student entering or returning to a Kansas community or senior college, and pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field.

Jacob Hagenmaier and Stetson Schmutz each were chosen to receive a $1,500 Ralgro Wheels for Bucks scholarship from Merck Animal Health and KLF. This award recognizes K-State veterinary school students with a career goal of being a large animal veterinarian. Hagenmaier is the son of Mike and Debbie Hagenmaier of Randolph. He is a third-year veterinary student at K-State. Schmutz, also a third-year K-State veterinary student, is the son of Jan Schmutz from Salina.

Five Kansas students each have been awarded, through KLF, $1,000 Wheels for Bucks Scholarships. Ryan Kinsler is the son of Ross and Judy Kinsler of Kingman. He is a junior majoring in agronomy and animal nutrition at Fort Hays State University (FHSU). Leigh Ann Maurath, daughter of Kurt and Julie Maurath from Oakley, is a junior at K-State and Manhattan Christian College. She is majoring in agricultural communications. Brayden Miller is the son of Robert and Michelle Miller of Garnett. He is a junior at Emporia State University majoring in education. Kaitlin Morgan, daughter of Monte and Leslie Morgan from Deerfield, is a senior at K-State. She is majoring in animal science and agricultural communications. Gavin Swearngin is the son of Tom and Kim Swearngin from Lawrence. He is a junior majoring in agribusiness at K-State. This scholarship is presented to students entering or returning to a Kansas community or senior college and pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field. Preference is given to K-State and Fort Hays State University students entering their junior or senior year and majoring in animal science with a career goal of being actively engaged in livestock production.

Brooke Jensen of Courtland has been awarded the $1,000 Cancrete Cattle Waterers Scholarship through KLF. Jensen is the daughter of Kevin and Shelia Jensen. She is a freshman at K-State majoring in agribusiness. This scholarship is awarded to a student entering or returning to a Kansas community or senior college and pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field.

Two $1,000 Glenn & Clyde Lindstrom Scholarships have been awarded through KLF to Barrett Simon and Ashley Zelenka. Simon is the son of Mike and Laureen Simon from Leon. He is a sophomore at K-State majoring in animal science. Zelenka, the daughter of Calvin and Mary Zelenka from Wilson, is a senior majoring in pre-veterinary medicine and animal science at K-State. This scholarship is awarded to students of sophomore level or above attending a Kansas junior or senior college and pursuing a degree in agriculture. Preference is given to students residing within the boundaries of Unified School District 400 in northern McPherson and southern Saline counties.

Lindsay Bulk was chosen to receive the $1,200 Kansas CattleWomen (KCW) Scholarship. Bulk is the daughter of Vern and Kim Bulk from Riley. She is a senior agribusiness major at K-State. This scholarship, funded by the KCW silent auction, is awarded to a student entering or returning to a Kansas community or senior college and pursuing a degree in dietetics, food safety, agriculture or a related field.

Ten students from across the state have received $1,000 “Youth in Agriculture” scholarships from KLF. Jody Baragary is the daughter of William and Kathy Baragary of Tonganoxie. She is a sophomore at K-State majoring in animal science. Sarah Bellar is the daughter of Mike and Peggy Bellar from Howard. She is attending FHSU and majoring in agriculture. Eric and Tyler Blythe, sons of Duane Blythe and Debbie Lyons-Blythe of White City, are freshmen at K-State. Eric is majoring in animal science and Tyler is majoring in agriculture technology management. Tristan Davis is the son of Jack and Lisa Davis of Princeton. He is a freshman at K-State majoring in animal science. Arissa Moyer is the daughter of Jaret and Shawna Moyer of Emporia. She is a junior at K-State majoring in agribusiness. Tyler Murray, the son of Tim and Lori Murray from Wheaton, is a freshman at Mid Plains Community College majoring in agribusiness. Kacey Rieger is the daughter of Bill and Lori Rieger from Powhattan. She is a sophomore at FHSU majoring in animal science. Catherine Sharp, daughter of Craig and Sussie Sharp from Humboldt, is a sophomore at K-State majoring in agriculture economics.  Reid Shipman is the son of David and Susan Shipman from Manhattan. He is a sophomore at Allen County Community College majoring in animal science. Funded by the KLF Club Calf Sale held during the Kansas Junior Livestock Show, these scholarships also recognize students entering or returning to a Kansas junior or senior college and pursing a degree in agriculture or a related field.

KLF was established in 1983 to operate solely and exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. For information about KLF scholarship opportunities or to receive an application, contact the foundation at 6031 S.W. 37th St., Topeka, KS 66614 or email letty@kla.org.

KLA is a trade organization protecting the business interests of independent ranchers, feeders and dairy farmers. Members of the association are involved in all segments of the livestock industry, including cow-calf production, backgrounding, cattle feeding, swine, dairy and sheep.