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About Foundation & Scholarships

Promoting Research, Education and Leadership

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.

National Sorghum Foundation Members

National Sorghum Foundation members have financially contributed to the advancement of education and science within the sorghum community.

There are also members of the Golden Grain Society who have contributed $5,000 or more in current gifts or $10,000 or more in future gifts, through wills, insurance etc.

Foundation & Scholarships

Questions & Submissions

For questions, please contact Jeff Dahlberg at jeff@sorghumgrowers.com or (559) 305-3555.

Agriculture Scholarships for the 2022-2023 School Year

National Sorghum Foundation Scholarships

View 2022-2023 Winners and Scholarship Criteria:

2022-2023 Agriculture Scholarships
National Sorghum Foundation - BASF Joint Scholarship

Questions and Submissions
Applicants must be the child or grandchild of a National Sorghum Producers member and be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agriculturally-related curriculum. Undergraduate applicants must be entering at least their second year of study during the 2022-2023 school year.

Applications
Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2022 and must include the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Official transcript
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A headshot photo for media release

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Timeline
October 1, 2022 – Applications open
December 1, 2022 – Application deadline
January 15-31, 2023 – The winner(s) will be contacted

 

2021-2022 Winners – Zoe Schultz and Luke Arthaud

The National Sorghum Foundation and BASF awarded joint scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year. The scholarships will include a $2,500 award for tuition.

Zoe Schultz is from Gainfield, Kansas, and is a senior agriculture communications major at Kansas State University. Zoe is the daughter of NSP member Daniel Schultz.

Luke Arthaud from Keys, Oklahoma, is a sophomore plant and soil science major at Oklahoma State University. Luke is the son of NSP member Scott Arthaud.

2022-2023 Agriculture Scholarships
Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship

2022-2023 Winner – Trace Harris

Trace Harris is the 2022-2023 winner of the Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship. Harris is a junior agricultural economics major at Texas A&M University from Poth, Texas. After graduation, Hails plans to pursue a career in agricultural lending.

 

Scholarship Benefits
A selection committee made up of the Sorghum Foundation Board of Directors will rank the applications and award the winner of the Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will consist of the following:

  • $1,500 award to be applied toward one semester of tuition expenses

Eligibility Requirements

  • University undergrad students (sophomore through senior standing)
  • Must be enrolled in an agriculture-based department.

Applications
Applications will become available April 2023.

  • Students are asked to submit a completed copy of the application
  • An official copy of current transcripts
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A headshot photo for use in a media release

Questions and Submissions
For questions, please contact Larry Lambright at larry@sorghumgrowers.com or (806) 773-1328.

2022-2023 Agriculture Scholarships
Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship 

2022-2023 Winner – Benjamin Kamrath

Benjamin Kamrath is the 2022-2023 winner of the Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship. Kamrath is a sophomore agronomy major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from Columbus, Nebraska. Upon graduation, Kamrath plans to work in seed sales as an agronomist.

 

Scholarship Benefits
A selection committee made up of the Sorghum Foundation Board of Directors will rank the applications and award the winner of the Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship package. The scholarship package will consist of $1,500 to be applied toward one semester of tuition expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

  • University undergrad domestic and foreign students (sophomore through senior standing)
  • Must be enrolled in an agriculture-based science curriculum related to agronomy, plant pathology, entomology and/or plant breeding with emphasis on sorghum

Applications
Applications will become available in April 2023.

  • Students are asked to submit a completed copy of the application
  • An official copy of current transcripts
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A headshot photo for use in a media release

Questions and Submissions
For questions, please contact Larry Lambright at larry@sorghumgrowers.com or (806) 773-1328.

2022-2023 Agriculture Scholarships
Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship

2022-2023 Winner – Joshua Strine

Joshua Strine is the 2022-2023 winner of the Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship Winner. Strine is from Bryan, Texas, and is currently in graduate school at Texas A&M University, pursuing a master’s degree in agricultural economics. Following graduation, Strine hopes to work in agricultural finance, specifically relating to commodities.

 

Scholarship Benefits
A selection committee made up of the Sorghum Foundation Board of Directors will rank the applications and award the winner of the Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship package. The scholarship will consist of the following:

  • $1,500 award to be applied toward one semester of tuition expenses.
  • A trip to Washington, D.C., with NSP or a virtual meeting. Students will meet their Congressional representatives and watch the legislative process as association leaders discuss and resolve timely agricultural issues for the producers they represent. The trip will coincide with NSP’s legislative fly-in.

Eligibility Requirements

  • University undergrad students (sophomore through senior standing), graduate students, or law school students
  • Must be enrolled in a curriculum involving agriculture economics, agriculture law, or agricultural policy
  • Significant interest in agriculture policy/law

Applications
Applications will become available in April 2023.

  • Students are asked to submit a completed copy of the application
  • An official copy of current transcripts
  • At least two letters of recommendation.
  • A headshot photo for use in a media release

Questions and Submissions
For questions, please contact Larry Lambright at larry@sorghumgrowers.com or (806) 773-1328.

Testimonials

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Sorghum Foundation Leadership

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Jeff Dahlberg, Chairman

Prior to his role with the National Sorghum Foundation, Dahlberg worked for more than a decade as the director of the University of California Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier and has spent time as the research geneticist and sorghum curator at the USDA Agricultural Research Service Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research Center in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He also dedicated 20 years to working as the research director for National Sorghum Producers and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, during which he served for two years as the president of the Whole Grains Council.

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