The Equity is announcing its 2023 Earn and Learn Equity Scholarship recipients. Each year, the scholarship is opened to high school seniors and current community college, junior college, university, or trade school students. Eligible students include those majoring in Marketing, Business, Accounting, Agriculture, Precision Ag, Automotive, Diesel Technician, or Technology.
Mariah Apke, Gavin Koonts, Baili Gore, Brant Bowker, and Dawson Smith were all named scholarship recipients. Apke is a senior at Neoga High School who will be attending school at Eastern Illinois University. Koonts is a senior at St. Elmo High School, who will be attending Lake Land College. Baili Gore is a senior at Carlyle High School and will be going to Kaskaskia College. Bowker is a senior at Pana High School and will be attending Lake Land College. Smith is a Teutopolis High School Graduate, who is currently attending St. Louis University.
The Equity Scholarship will bring a unique learning opportunity to those students as they will gain hands-on job experience through internships at the Equity during their college careers. The Equity’s Agronomy Department will help give reassurances of a full-time job. For more information on the program, please visit www.theequity.com.