BEATRICE, Neb. – Three local graduating seniors have received $1,500 scholarships to the university or trade school of their choice through the Discovery Scholarship program sponsored by Flint Hills Resources, which operates the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant.

The Discovery Scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement both inside and outside the classroom. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership, entrepreneurial skills and their intent to pursue careers in agriculture or STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“Congratulations to the outstanding seniors who have earned Discovery Scholarships through their hard work both inside and outside the classroom,” said David Cotton, plant manager at Duonix Beatrice. “We are pleased to support these students as they take the next step toward achieving their career goals.”

The one-time scholarship of $1,500 can be used at the college, university or trade school of the recipient’s choice. Flint Hills Resources congratulates this year’s scholarship winners:

  • Jeffrey Sullinger, Beatrice High School
  • Noah Snurr, Beatrice High School
  • Sloane Holtmeier, Tri-County High School

Since 2012, Flint Hills Resources has awarded more than 40 students in Nebraska with nearly $60,000 in scholarships. This year, ten Nebraska seniors received $15,000 in awards, which are intended to help defray some of the cost of tuition.

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