(WICHITA, Kan.)—Valley Center student Maggie Seiler has been awarded a $1,500 Commitment to Ag Scholarship from Monsanto Company and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.
In total, $150,000 in scholarships was given to 100 high school seniors from across the United States in recognition of their academic achievements and leadership in agriculture.
In the fall, Seiler will attend Kansas State University where she plans to pursue a degree in Agriculture Communications.
At Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Seiler served as president of National Honor Society.
She was also secretary of the State 4-H Youth Council and received the honor of Kansas Governor's Scholar.
Seiler's aspiration to obtain a career in agriculture showed through her academic record, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and personal essay submitted as a part of the application process.
Students who apply for the Commitment to Agriculture Scholarships through the National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program benefit from Monsanto's support of over $1 million to National FFA in 2011.