Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation awards college scholarships – June 14, 2019
Laramie-The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded $5,500 in college scholarships to young Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members. “Education of any type is important to our members and funding is not always easy,” said Todd Fornstrom, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) President. “Our scholarship offerings help bridge that gap and our organization is proud to be able to provide support.”
The Livingston-King Scholarship, valued at $1,500, is given in honor of former presidents of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, Herbert D. Livingston and H.J. King, as well as Buddy and Norma Livingston, the parents of former WyFB President Perry Livingston.
The Livingston-King scholarship was awarded to Joshua Burke. Burke is the son of Bill and Michelle Burke. He will be pursuing a degree in engineering at Sheridan College this fall.
The five Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships are $500 each. The recipients are: Emma Jay, of Hulett, the daughter of William and Jennifer Jay; Ellie Bard, of Sheridan, the daughter of Irv and Cathy Bard; Theron Kalasinsky, of Dayton, the son of Dave and Tara Kalasinsky; Sydney Thayer, of Rawlins, the daughter of Scott and Pam Thayer; and Kaitlyn Kessner, of Casper, the daughter of Gene and Melinda Kessner.
The three Continuing Education Scholarships are awarded at $500 each. The Continuing Education Scholarship recipients must submit at least two years of college transcripts to be eligible. The recipients are: Kaden Gaukel, of Keeline, the son of Kevin and Julie Gaukel; Aletta Ziehl, of Casper, the daughter of Chad and Nicole Ziehl; and Colton Sowards, of Burns, the son of Carroll and Christine Sowards.
Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship applications are due March 1st each year and are available at local county Farm Bureau offices or online at www.wyfb.org.
“Congratulations to each of the recipients,” Fornstrom concluded. “We wish them the best in their continued education endeavors.”
The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization. The primary goals of the organization are to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment. Visit www.wyfb.org.