Flint Hills Resources Arthur awards $7,500 in Discovery Scholarships

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Flint Hills Resources Discovery Scholarship winners are pictured at the Flint Hills Resources Arthur ethanol plant. Students and their families were treated to dinner and a facility tour in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

Five local graduating seniors have received $1,500 scholarships to the university or trade school of their choice through the Discovery Scholarship program sponsored by the Flint Hills Resources Arthur ethanol plant.

The Discovery Scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement both inside and outside the classroom. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership, entrepreneurial skills and their intent to pursue careers in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – or agriculture.

“We are proud of the hard work and commitment to learning these five graduating seniors have shown,” said Randy Carpenter, interim plant manager at Flint Hills Resources Arthur. “We are pleased to support these students as they take the next step toward achieving their career goals.”

The one-time scholarship of $1,500 can be used at the college, university, or trade school of the recipient’s choice. Flint Hills Resources Arthur congratulates this year’s scholarship winners:

• Elle McCormick, OA-BCIG High School

• Trevor Aschinger, East Sac High School

• Jonathan Pickhincke, Ridge View High School (Gala-Holstein)

• Talon Brown, MVAO High School

• Madilyn Kessel, Charter Oak-Ute High School

Since 2012, the Flint Hills Resources Biofuels and Ingredients business has awarded more than 120 students in Iowa with over $190,000 in scholarships. This year, 26 Iowa seniors received nearly $40,000 in scholarships, which are intended to help defray some of the cost of tuition.