Cargill has awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Nichole Licht, of Humboldt, a 2012 graduate of Manson Northwest Webster High School. As part of the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, the high school will receive $200 from Cargill in Licht's honor to support the school library.
"We are pleased to recognize Nichole with this award and Manson Northwest Webster High School for its dedicated work as well," said Alan Viaene, facility manager of Cargill Corn Milling in Fort Dodge. "Cargill supports education programs in our communities because today's young people are tomorrow's leaders."
This year, 350 students living in communities where Cargill operates will receive an award through the Cargill Community Scholarship Program. Students are selected based on academic achievement and leadership in school and community activities. Annually, an average of 2,000 students apply for these scholarships. The National Future Farmers of America administers this program on Cargill's behalf, but recipients do not need to be FFA members.
Along with the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, the company also provided 50 scholarships for children of U.S. employees.