National Sorghum Foundation Announces Annual Scholarship Winners

LUBBOCK, Texas (August 1, 2023)—The National Sorghum Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023-2024 scholarships. Three exceptional students have been awarded scholarships totaling $4,500 to support their educational pursuits in the upcoming academic year.

Shin Myat Naing, the recipient of the prestigious Bruce Maunder Scholarship, is a junior pursuing a double major in agricultural and applied economics and general business at Texas Tech University. Shin grew up in Singapore and realized how heavily her country relied on foreign supplies for food, which has led her to further her education in sustainable innovations for food production and distribution.

Landon Trout was honored with the Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship. Trout is a junior agronomy major at Kansas State University and is from Western Kansas where he grew up working on his family farm. Trout plans on pursuing a Ph.D. and working in research to help farmers in the future.

Clayton Roy Elbel, the recipient of the Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship, is currently pursuing a master’s degree in agricultural economics and public policy at Texas A&M University. He is from Spring Branch, Texas, and looks forward to pursuing a career focused on agricultural policy with a focus on international trade and global development.

“The National Sorghum Foundation’s mission is to foster the growth and leadership potential of passionate university students pursuing agricultural studies, with a particular focus on sorghum,” stated Jeff Dahlberg, NSF chairman. “In line with this purpose, we take great pride in granting scholarships to these three exceptionally deserving students and eagerly anticipate the remarkable achievements they will make in their respective fields of study.”

These scholarships provide each winner $1,500 to assist with education expenses. The Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship winner, Elbel, will also have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., with National Sorghum Producers as part of the scholarship award to learn more about policies and regulations impacting the U.S. sorghum industry.

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The National Grain Sorghum Foundation promotes research and education for sorghum and develops the leadership potential of active university students interested in studying agriculture and, more specifically, the sorghum industry.