Local student recognized with Cargill scholarship
Cargill has awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Nicholas Turner of Dalhart, a 2009 graduate of Dalhart High School. As part of the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, the high school will receive $200 from Cargill in Turner’s honor to support the school’s library.
“We are pleased to recognize Nicholas with this award and Dalhart High School for its dedicated work as well,” said Mark Boughter, manager of Cargill Sweet Bran in Dalhart. “Cargill supports education programs in our communities because today’s young people are tomorrow’s community leaders. We believe corporate responsibility extends not only to our own operations but to our wider communities.”
Each year, 350 students living in communities where Cargill operates receive an award through the Cargill Community Scholarship Program. Students are selected based on academic achievement and leadership in school and community activities. This year more than 2200 students applied for this program, an increase of more than 25 percent compared to last year. The National FFA administers this program on behalf of Cargill, though recipients do not need to be FFA members.
Along with the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, Cargill also provides 50 additional scholarships for children of U.S. employees. All the programs contribute to Cargill’s approach to corporate responsibility, which is a company-wide commitment to apply its global knowledge and experience to help meet complex economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.