Seymour graduate receives $1,500 scholarship


Recent Seymour High School graduate Sydney Wiesehan has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund.

Wiesehan plans to study agricultural economics at Purdue University in the fall.

Grow Ag Leaders gives Bayer Fund and farmers the ability to help youth with college expenses and assist in their pursuit of an ag education, said Amy Simpson, community engagement manager for Bayer Fund.

Grow Ag Leaders raises awareness of diverse career opportunities in the agriculture industry and provides 352 scholarships nationwide to support students’ post-high school ag education.

The scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are available to high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in ag-related fields.

To be considered, each applicant is required to receive endorsements from two local farmers. Both FFA members and non-FFA members are eligible to apply.

With support from Bayer Fund, more than $3.2 million in scholarships has been awarded to students since Grow Ag Leaders began in 2014.

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is part of the America’s Farmers community outreach initiative. Since 2010, the programs have partnered with farmers to award more than $57 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America.


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