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Applications are open for the 2022 Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship, continuing a proud tradition of supporting the future of the Kansas wheat industry. The $1,000 scholarship is open to high school seniors who graduate in 2022, with applications due March 18.
“We are honored to offer this scholarship in remembrance of Kansas wheat farmer and industry leader Herb Clutter and encourage young women and men to pursue their careers in agriculture,” said Justin Gilpin, Kansas Wheat chief executive officer. The Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 to honor Herb Clutter’s influential role in organizing leadership groups on behalf of Kansas wheat
producers. The scholarship is administered by the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers.
Herbert W. Clutter was a farmer from Holcomb and the first president of the National Association
of Wheat Growers, which was established in 1948. Clutter encouraged Kansas wheat farmers to organize
as a strong, unified voice, which led to the formation of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers in 1952.
He encouraged research in education and industrial uses of wheat, improved variety development and methods to produce the best product at the lowest cost. Clutter’s efforts led to the formation of the Kansas Wheat Commission by the Kansas legislature in 1957.
The scholarship fund will award one $1,000 scholarship per year to a college or university-bound incoming freshman from Kansas pursuing a career in the field of agriculture. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must plan to be a full-time student at any two- or four-year Kansas college or
university. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership qualities and career
objectives focused around the field of agriculture. The scholarship will be toward tuition for the student’s
college or university education. The scholarship is non-renewable.
Apply for the Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship by completing the scholarship application at https://kswheat.com/growers/1000-herb-clutter-scholarship. The scholarship application and associated
documents must be submitted to the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers at 1990 Kimball Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502, by March 18.
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