We are pleased to announce 17 graduates have been granted scholarships totaling $29,500 for 2021. These outstanding students showed exceptional work ethic in their academics and extracurricular activities and were also selected based on essays about their educational goals.
Our scholarship program has been granting awards to local students for over 20 years. The program began as a DeLong family scholarship, but it’s since evolved to become a significant part of our community giving. Over the last 10 years we’ve been excited to grant over $110,000 in awards to 82 graduates from the locations where we have operations.
Previously, recipients had to be pursuing agricultural majors, but the program is now open to students pursuing any field of study at any college or technical school. Students who are children or grandchildren of DeLong Co. customers or employees are eligible to apply each winter.
2021 DeLong Co. Scholarship Recipients:
Logan Bend – Logan is a graduate of Indian Creek High School from Earlville, IL. He plans to study agribusiness.
Audrey Coltrane – Audrey is a graduate of Iola High School from Le Harpe, KS. She plans to study speech language pathology at Kansas State.
Sydney Garner – Sydney is a graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South High School from Wheaton, IL. She plans to pursue a pre-med degree.
Ethan Gieseke – Ethan is a graduate of Marengo Community High School from Woodstock, IL. He plans to attend the diesel program at Kishwaukee College.
Weston Guetterman – Weston is a graduate of Louisburg High School from Bucyrus, KS. He plans to study ag economics at Kansas State.
Trista Gunnink – Trista is a graduate of Clinton High School from Clinton, WI. She plans to study biology field research at Ripon College.
Taylor Haeft – Taylor is a graduate of Elkhorn Area High school from Elkhorn, WI. She plans to pursue a vet tech degree from Gateway Technical College.
Quincee Johnson – Quincee is a graduate of Evansville High School from Evansville, WI. She plans to study agriculture business at the University of WI-Platteville.
Harley Knight – Harley is a graduate of Williams Bay High School from Williams Bay, WI. He plans to study mechanical engineering at Gateway Technical College.
Grace Mansfield – Grace is a graduate of Clinton High School from Clinton, WI. She plans to attend the University of WI-Platteville.
Sydnie Ochs – Sydnie is a graduate of Milton High School from Milton, WI. She plans to study nursing at Northern Oklahoma.
Jenna O’Donnell – Jenna is a graduate of Mendota High School from Mendota, IL. She plans to study biomedical engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Natalie Roe – Natalie is a graduate of Monticello High School from Monticello, WI. She plans to study dairy science at the University of WI-Madison.
Sydney Sanders – Sydney is a graduate of Clinton High School from Beloit, WI. She plans to study social work and psychology at George Williams College.
Brynn Simpson – Brynn is a graduate of Clinton High School from Clinton, WI. She plans to study nursing at the University of WI-Oshkosh.
Ava Splear – Ava is a graduate of Indian Creek High School from Waterman, IL. She plans to study agriculture communications at Kishwaukee College.
Felicia Teubert – Felicia is a graduate of Clinton High School from Janesville, WI. She plans to study business at Rock Valley College.
The DeLong Co., Inc. is a 6th generation, family-owned business that is headquartered in Clinton, WI. The company operates 37 locations around the U.S. and comprises six divisions of agricultural and logistical sales and services: grain, exports, agronomy, seed, transportation and wholesale feed.