The Douglas County Corn & Soybean Grower Association has awarded scholarships to five 2019 high school graduates.

The scholarships were given to:

Kali Johnson
Kali Johnson

  • Kali Johnson of Evansville, who plans to attend North Dakota State University in Fargo and pursue a degree in agricultural economics.

Kerryn Lund
Kerryn Lund

  • Kerryn Lund of Brandon plans to attend the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and pursue a degree in biology.

Elizabeth Pahl
Elizabeth Pahl

  • Elizabeth Pahl of Osakis plans to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth and pursue a degree in biological sciences.

Gianna Backowski
Gianna Backowski

  • Gianna Backowski of Villard plans to attend the University of Minnesota's main campus in the Twin Cities and pursue a degree in agricultural business.

Kodi Bundermann
Kodi Bundermann

  • Kodi Bundermann of Alexandria plans to attend North Dakota State University to pursue a degree in animal science and agricultural business.

Douglas County Corn & Soybean Grower Association was formed to promote and create opportunities for the profitability and sustainability of its growers by promoting agriculture and enhancing the rural quality of life, according to Deb Johnson of the scholarship committee. One way the group and its check-offs are doing this is by annually awarding scholarships to qualifying seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education.