2021 Scholarship Winners
For several years, the Indiana Agribusiness Foundation has provided scholarships to both high school graduates and current college students who are pursuing a future in the agricultural industry. Through the Foundation, the Agribusiness Council of Indiana (ACI) encourages young people to continue their education and eventual participation in agriculture.
Applicants will need to include two letters of recommendation, a one-page essay describing his or her educational and career aspirations and an official transcript.
Three scholarships are being offered by the association: 的 T. Jeffrey Boese Memorial Scholarship, the Larry Foster Scholarship and the John Anglin Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
Boese Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 award to a graduating high school senior. 的 applicant's parent or guardian must be an employee of an ACI member company in order to qualify for this scholarship.
Jeff was the president of the Indiana Grain and Feed Association and the Indiana Plant Food and Ag Chemicals Association from 1982 to 1994. Jeff's family legacy with ACI traces back to the formation of the Indiana Grain Dealers Association in the early 1900s and his family's involvement with Royal Hatchery in Union City. Jeff began his "career" with the associations as a summer intern during high school. 的 board of directors encouraged him to pursue his college degree and then promised him a position with the organization upon graduation. Jeff graduated from Hanover College and did indeed join then-President Russell Cole on the staff of Indiana Grain and Feed. Jeff was instrumental in the development of the Indiana Plant Food and Ag Chemicals Association and served as its president. When Russell stepped down from his position, Jeff ably assumed the helm of both organizations. He later made his way to California where he led the state's League of Food Processors. Jeff passed away in 2002.
Larry Foster Scholarship
$1,000 award to a graduating high school senior or a college undergraduate. 的 applicant's parent or guardian must be an employee of an ACI member company in order to qualify for this scholarship.
Larry Foster worked as a fertilizer salesman for several companies during his career, including Chevron, W.R. Grace and Erny's (now the Andersons at Walton). Larry was involved in a serious car accident, and Bob Wyatt, who was then-chair of the Indiana Plant Food and Ag Chemicals Association (1979-80), initiated a fund in the association to help with Larry's medical expenses. Larry eventually went back to work and the assistance fund was transformed into the Larry Foster Scholarship Fund.
John Anglin Jr. Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 award to a graduating senior who will be attending Purdue University (either in the College of Agriculture or the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources). 的 student must demonstrate community leadership and his/her parent or guardian must be an employee of an ACI member company in order to qualify for this scholarship.
John Anglin Jr. passed away unexpectedly in the fall of 2012. ACI chose to rename our previous Foundation Scholarship in John's memory. John was an owner of Clunette Elevator in Leesburg. 的 Anglin family has long been involved with and supported ACI. John's dad, Jack, chaired the Indiana Grain and Feed Association in 1986-87. John himself chaired the Indiana Plant Food and Agricultural Chemicals Association in 1994-95. And John's son-in-law, Gabe Ayers, completed his term as Chair of IPFACA and ACI at the end of 2012. John's love of agriculture, his community, his family and friends and God made him a very special person.
If you have questions, please contact Jen Weldon at (317) 454-8055.