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The scholarship allows non-Kansas students like Brennan, who is from Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S., to attend the university at in-state tuition costs.
“I was fortunate to have Mennel offer me the opportunity to work with them in the mill several times a week through my senior year of high school,” Brennan said. “I have truly been blessed receiving this scholarship. This generous donation has driven me to pursue this career with a tremendous amount of weight off my shoulders, which helps me to focus more on school.”
Brennan said he will be completing a summer internship with Mennel in 2018.
The scholarship was established in 2010. Funds provided are to cover $10,000 of out-of-state tuition, and an extra $1,000 for travel costs. The scholarship is awarded to one student from: Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana or Virginia. Each student who receives the award is eligible for its renewal the following year.
“Scholarships, particularly of the scale pledged by Mennel Milling, are an important component of our recruitment and retention efforts,” said Jon Faubion, KSU professor of bakery science and chair of the grain science scholarship committee. “Mennel, and in particular Ford Mennel, have the gratitude of our faculty and our students for their forward-thinking generosity.”