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AgriLabs announces scholarship winners

AgriLabs Published on 04 April 2011
Steve Schram, AgriLabs president and CEO, announced the winners of AgriLabs academic scholarships for 2011-2012.

Dennis Feary Memorial Scholarship
The AgriLabs/Dennis Feary Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 in honor of the late Dennis Feary, former president of AgriLabs. The annual scholarship awards commemorate Feary's dedication to education, agriculture and the people that helped build the company he led.

The scholarship was endowed to provide funding for eligible students enrolled in or entering a two- or four-year college degree in any field of study, and are available to employees and immediate family members of AgriLabs and its shareholders. These annual, non-renewable, scholarships provide $2,000 per student, per academic year.

• Rita Carolina Portillo, Greeley, Colorado – Rita works at Lextron Animal Health and is attending the Institute of Business & Medical Careers to become a medical assistant.
• Justin Wayne Bonnell, Gig Harbor, Washington – Justin's father, Stanley Bonnell, works for DVM Resources (Walco Intl). He plans on attending the University of Washington to pursue an engineering degree.
• Jessica Dee Allen, Columbus, Ohio – Jessica's father, Jeffery Allen, works at Veterinary and Poultry Supply. She attends Ohio State University where she is studying health sciences and plans on becoming a physical therapist.

The Agrilabs Dennis Feary Memorial Scholarships in Agriculture was endowed to provide funding for eligible students enrolled in or entering college. The $2,000 scholarships are awarded exclusively to students in pursuit of a two- or four-year college degree in agricultural studies. These studies include agricultural business, agricultural economics, agricultural and environmental engineering technology, agronomy, animal science (including veterinary medicine and biological sciences), crop and soil science, dairy science, food science and technology, mechanized systems management, resource conservation and management.

• Ashlie Marie Chase, Strasburg, Colorado – Ashlie's mother, Roberta Chase, works for MWI Veterinary Supply. Ashlie is attending Colorado State University studying for a degree in animal science and pre-vet.
• Taylor Renee Wilson, Beattie, Kansas – Both parents, Thomas and Sandra Wilson, are employed by Valley Vet Supply in Marysville, Kansas. Taylor wants to pursue a degree in biology.
• Symmantha Maryan Page, Massillon, Ohio – Symmantha's mother, Joann Page, is employed by R. J. Matthews Co. she wants to study biology in a pre-vet program.

Herman Haenert Scholarship
The AgriLabs Herman Haenert Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 to honor and recognize the contributions that Haenert made as both a founder of AgriLabs and as vice-president of business development from 1992-2005. The award provides $5,000 per academic year and was endowed to provide funding for eligible students enrolled in or entering a two- or four-year college degree in any field of study; it is available to employees and immediate family members of AgriLabs and its shareholders.

• Miles Andrew Barber, Marysville, Kansas – Miles' mother, Ellen Barber, works for Valley Vet Supply. He will attend Grace College studying pre-vet medicine.

Applications for AgriLabs awards are available at www.agrilabs.com/scholarships  end_mark

—From AgriLabs news release

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