National Sorghum Foundation Announces 2021-2022 Scholarships

LUBBOCK, Texas (April 15, 2021)—The National Sorghum Foundation opened three scholarship applications today for college students studying agriculture in the 2021-2022 academic year.

“The goal of the National Sorghum Foundation is to promote research, education and leadership, and we are honored to assist with the financial needs of promising future leaders,” National Sorghum Foundation Chairman Larry Lambright said. “We are looking to support students who have strong academics and are a leader at their university and in their communities.”

Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship is presented in honor of Bruce Maunder, a lifetime advocate and researcher in the sorghum industry. Maunder dedicated 37 years of his life to sorghum and crop improvement and inspired a new generation along the way. Applicants must be a sophomore through senior and enrolled in an agriculture-based degree program to apply.

Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship

Darrell Rosenow revolutionized hybrid sorghum in the United States, spending over 40 years of his life as a sorghum plant breeder. Students applying for this scholarship must be a sophomore through senior and enrolled in an agriculture-based science program related to agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, and/or plant breeding with an emphasis on sorghum.

Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship

A leader in the sorghum industry for over two decades, Bill Kubecka leaves a legacy of dedication and service to an industry he loved. Paired with the tuition award, the scholarship covers travel expenses for the student to attend the National Sorghum Producers annual legislative fly-in. Undergraduate students, sophomore through senior, graduate students and law school students are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a curriculum related to agricultural economics, agricultural policy or agricultural law.

Each scholarship is valued at $1,500, and the deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. More information about each scholarship’s criteria and application forms can be found online at


National Sorghum Producers represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative and regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit