Gideon Dollarhide of Strasburg is among 46 college students from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin who will be able to continue their education with help from the regional agricultural supply cooperative, GROWMARK.
Dollarhide is the son of Travis and Laura Dollarhide of Strasburg.
He is currently attending Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, majoring in plant and soil sciences.
The GROWMARK-sponsored scholarships aim at promoting higher education in agriculture and business.
“GROWMARK invests in future talent by providing more than $44,000 in scholarships annually,” said Ashley McClintock, GROWMARK university relations manager. “We are committed to education and personal development, and the GROWMARK Scholarship Program allows us to recognize the future leaders in agriculture and business.”
GROWMARK has been supporting college students with scholarships since the early 1960s.
Today, they are awarded to students majoring in agriculture or accounting at 16 universities and colleges.
Each educational institution is responsible for the selection process and awarding scholarships.