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Kansas State University student from Athol among 2018 Cargill Global Scholars

Thursday, May 17, 2018


MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University sophomore has been named a 2018 Cargill Global Scholar.

Jayden Meyer, sophomore in agricultural economics, Athol, is one of 10 U.S. students selected as a global scholar. The U.S. scholars join more than 60 scholars from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Russia.

As high-performing first- or second-year university students, Cargill Global Scholars study in fields that relate to Cargill's business goal of providing innovative solutions to meet today's economic, environmental and social challenges. The scholar program, administered by the Institute of International Education, provides students with tools to become global leaders and decision-makers.

Meyer will receive annual scholarships for up to two years, attend a three-day leadership seminar with other U.S. scholars in Minneapolis in June, and attend Cargill's global leadership seminar with Cargill executives and scholars from around the world. In addition, a Cargill mentor will help him with his academic and professional goals.

"Attending in-country and global leadership seminars will allow me to network with other students from around the world and learn about agriculture in other parts of the world, as well as gain valuable leadership skills that I can apply to my career," Meyer said "By helping fund my college education, the Cargill Global Scholars Program will be a huge boost for me in making a difference in the lives of others by following my dream of farming and growing food for the world."

Meyer is a member of the Wheat State Agronomy Club, Ag Econ and Agribusiness Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau, Student Mobilization at K-State and the University Honors Program. He also has received a Putnam Scholarship, Dane G. Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship, Otis and Mary Lee Molz Cooperative, R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Scholarship, and a Toyota Financial Services Making Life Easier Scholarship.

A graduate of Smith Center High School, Meyer is the son of Jeffrey and Dawn Meyer, Athol.


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Jayden Meyer

Jayden Meyer, sophomore in agricultural economics, is a 2018 Cargill Global Scholar.

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Stephanie Jacques