“In the 22 years the National Sorghum Foundation has been in operation, 48 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students who excelled in academics, leadership, and service,” National Sorghum Foundation Chairman Larry Lambright said. “These scholarships are in memory of three giants of the sorghum industry who served our industry for many decades, Dr. Bruce Maunder, Dr. Darrell Rosenow, and Mr. Bill Kubecka. ”
Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship
Bruce Maunder was a lifetime advocate for sorghum and a man admired throughout the industry for his dedication to sorghum. Bruce also ran the National Sorghum Foundation as chair for almost 20 years. Students must be a college undergrad enrolled in an agriculture-based department.
Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship
Darrell Rosenow spent over 40 years as a sorghum plant breeder and developed a reputation as a pioneer in hybrid sorghum breeding. This scholarship is presented in Rosenow’s honor in support of the next generation of agricultural pioneers. Qualified students must be enrolled in an agriculture-based science curriculum related to agronomy, plant pathology, entomology and/or plant breeding with emphasis on sorghum.
Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship
Bill Kubecka served as a sorghum sector representative on the U.S. Grains Council board, the National Sorghum Producers board and United Sorghum Checkoff Program board. Throughout his life, Kubecka remained active and engaged in the advocacy process for sorghum and U.S. sorghum producers. For this reason, the Kubecka Memorial Scholarship includes an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. Students who apply must be enrolled in a curriculum involving agriculture economics, agriculture law, or agricultural policy.
For the 2022 scholarships application process, 70 faculty members at 20 universities have been contacted to alert students of these scholarship opportunities. More information about each scholarship’s criteria and application forms can be found online at the Sorghum Growers scholarship website.