Servi-Tech, Inc. Awards Scholarships
Servi-Tech, Inc. is excited to announce our 2016-2017 scholarship recipients. With the help of the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas, Servi-Tech was able to incorporate a matching grant from CoBank, enabling a larger pool of funds for students throughout the Great Plains and the Midwest.
Eligible applicants were interns with Servi-Tech for the 2016 summer season whom demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and the ability to work as a team player. This year, thirteen scholarships were awarded totaling $10,000. Awards given ranged from $400 to $1,200. The Mitch Counce Intern Scholarship, awarded to the top-rated intern, was given to Josh Boardman, of David City, Nebraska, who attends the University of Nebraska. Other recipients of these awards included: Clayton Skolout, McCook, Nebraska, (Fort Hays State University ) Reese Rieken, Ackley, Iowa, (Iowa State University) Moriah Heerten, Springview, Nebraska (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Taylor Fischer, Wright, Kansas (Kansas State University) Devin Prochaska, David City, Nebraska, (Northeast Community College) Kenneth Frederick, Falls City, Nebraska (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Alex Bender, Hordville, Nebraska (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Sterling Stepp, Fredonia, Kansas, (Hutchinson, Community College) James Brecht, Norway, Iowa (Iowa State University) Spencer Endorf, Hudar, Nebraska, (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Tuker Gillespie, Grainfield, Kansas (Fort Hays State University) and Haseeb Arif, West Des Moines, Iowa (Iowa State University).
Chief Financial Officer, Jeff McDaniel stated, “We are very excited to be able to help students with their tuition. These individuals demonstrate a great pride in their work, and will be a great asset to the workforce. Our scholarship program began with the belief that we could invest in people that would aid our organization. It has paid us back with talented employees who make an impact not only in our organization, but within our customer’s businesses.”
Servi-Tech, the country’s largest agronomic firm, was organized in 1975 by three farmer-owned cooperatives to provide technical service for agricultural producers in southwest Kansas. Today, Servi-Tech provides consulting to approximately 2,000 farmers across seven states and nearly 1 million acres. Servi-Tech Laboratories has agricultural customers in all 50 states and six countries.