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Sydney Walters

2023 Scholarship Recipient 

Agricultural Solutions Major

Hello! My name is Sydney Walters. I am so thankful to have received this scholarship! My education has been directed toward the agricultural industry. My background is in FFA and 4-H, where my passion for agriculture began. I currently major in Agricultural Solutions and minor in Agronomy. I have interests in both the science and business aspects of the industry. This program suits me very well. The Women's Leadership Conference scholarship allows me to continue my education. I really enjoy the atmosphere on campus as an Ag Club member, in a variety of leadership roles. This has allowed me to meet many people in multiple majors in Ag Club. I have assisted with the Ag Bowl the past three years. This is a large on-campus event with FFA style competitions for scholarships. This year, we had 1,200 students on campus. I have been involved in Residence Life and learned responsibility, confidence and so much more. I am so thankful to be part of Residence Life.

This past year, I was the SMSU Research Plot intern. I learned about the research side of agriculture. I learned how to use drone technology to conduct necessary research. This upcoming year, I am learning the business side, specifically Ag Sales. I am doing an internship with Titan Machinery, learning how to sell equipment.

My education will allow me to follow my interests in Agriculture. I will learn how to lobby with the government for the ag community. I hope to continue my education after graduation by earning a Master’s degree in Food and Agriculture Law Policy at Vermont Law and Graduate School. This scholarship will help me accomplish that. Thank you so much.

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Amberlynn Morgan

2021 & 2022 Scholarship Recipient

Culinology Major

Thank you so much for this scholarship! I am a hardworking honors student (4.0 GPA) studying Culinology, and minoring in nutrition and chemistry. I enjoy cooking, and studying the science behind it is my passion. In my junior year, I transferred to SMSU from another college, but I have quickly jumped into full involvement on campus. I have gained hands-on experience in my field through completing my first internship during the summer of 2020 at Noodle’s World Kitchen, which has solidified my enthusiasm for my degree. Currently I am pursuing a second internship in research and development at Kerry Taste and Nutrition, a major food ingredient manufacturing company.

I am so thankful to be receiving this scholarship so that I can continue to put my best work into studying Culinology, chemistry and nutrition. Currently I am paying for my tuition through money that I have saved working in the summer. This last summer and this current summer I have and will be completing internships to further my education. I also want to continue to develop and use my leadership and teamwork skills and to continue to push for excellence. I am passionate about Culinology, and I put full effort into learning as much as I can from it. This Scholarship will allow me to invest all my energy into my education as I will not have to get a second job. I will also have the opportunity to invest more time in extracurricular opportunities, which help me to gain leadership and teamwork skills that I can leverage in my future career.

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Cynthia Winch

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Social Work Major

I would like to thank you for your support in the continuing of my education. Scholarships like this make my education possible and I am very grateful for the generous donors who make them available. I am honored to have been selected for the SMSU Foundation Women’s Leadership Conference Scholarship and I hope that someday I can act as a role model for others, especially other women. With my education at SMSU, I will be able to achieve my dream job of helping others as a Social Worker and making a difference in the world. Again, thank you for offering me this scholarship.

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