OSU agricultural students earn $22,000 in scholarships

July 2, 2013

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University's Agricultural and Resource Economics Department has awarded 22 of its students $22,000 in scholarships made possible by gifts to the department.  

Recipients are:

BONANZA: Mieke deJong, a senior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,000 Edward Earnest Scholarship in Agribusiness Management.

CORVALLIS: Kelsey Burkum, a senior majoring in environmental economics, policy and management, received a $1,000 William P. "Chip" Harris Memorial Scholarship. Emily Honey, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received a $1,000 William P. "Chip" Harris Memorial Scholarship. Tyler Knapp, a post-baccalaureate student majoring in environmental economics and policy, received the $1,000 Fred Obermiller Memorial Scholarship.

COQUILLE: Julia Scolari, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,000 Edward Earnest Scholarship in Agribusiness Management.

CORNELIUS: Conner Duyck, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $500  JELD-WEN Scholarship.

ESTACADA: Aaron Schoknecht, a senior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $700 Rachel and Harold Hollands Scholarship as well as the $150 LeRoy Breithaupt Award.

LA GRANDE: Briana Tanaka, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,600 Agricultural Cooperative Council of Oregon Scholarship.

LANGLOIS: Cora Wahl, a senior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,600 Agricultural Cooperative Council of Oregon Scholarship.

MCMINNVILLE: Amanda Noble, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,600 Agricultural Cooperative Council of Oregon Scholarship. Jenna Way, a senior majoring in environmental economics and policy, received the $1,000 Ermine L. and Norma Olson Potter Memorial Fund Award.

OREGON CITY: Gerald Hosler, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,600 Agricultural Cooperative Council of Oregon Scholarship.

PORTLAND: Erik Levi, a senior majoring in environmental economics and policy, received the $1,000 Ermine L. and Norma Olson Potter Memorial Fund Award.

SALEM: Ashley Grucza, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $500 Oregon Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Award and an additional $500 Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Award.

SILVERTON: Tim Nicholson, a senior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $500 Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Senior Award-Certificate of Merit.

SUTHERLIN: Rozalyn Patrick, a junior majoring in environmental economics and policy, received the $1,000 Dustin Goedeck Memorial Scholarship.

TIGARD: Amanda Carlson, a sophomore majoring in agricultural business management, received the $500 JELD-WEN Scholarship.

TUALATIN: Kathryn Jernberg, a freshman majoring in agricultural business management, received the $750 D. Curtis Mumford Award.

WARREN: Teri McGettigan, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,600 Agricultural Cooperative Council of Oregon Scholarship.

WHITE CITY: Gabriella DeSimone, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $1,000 Edward Earnest Scholarship in Agribusiness Management.

California

WOODLAND: Zach Millang, a junior majoring in agricultural business management, received the $400 E.L. Potter Scholarship.

Washington

REDMOND: Tyler West, a senior majoring in environmental economics and policy, received the $500 Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Outstanding Senior Award.

Raising funds for scholarships is a priority of The Campaign to OSU, the university's first comprehensive fundraising campaign. To date, donors have committed more than $930 million toward the $1 billion goal, including nearly $160 million for scholarships and fellowships. 

Author: Denise Ruttan