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Blue Diamond Growers Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards on 10th Anniversary of Program

Blue Diamond Growers Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 scholarship recipients. This year, scholarship funding is being awarded to 24 college students who are either dependents of Blue Diamond employees or are members of local communities pursuing agriculture-related fields of study at colleges and universities in California and throughout the country.

“For agriculture to succeed for years to come, it will require the dedication and hard work of the next generation,” said Dan Cummings, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Blue Diamond Growers. “We are so pleased that the Blue Diamond Growers Foundation regularly supports dependents of our own Blue Diamond employees as well as assists students whose goals are to be a positive influence on the future of agriculture and who want to make a difference in their communities.”

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Blue Diamond Growers Foundation was established in 2011 for the purpose of providing scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellent academic performance and are pursuing a four-year college. Since 2011, the Blue Diamond Foundation has awarded nearly
150 scholarships to help students in our local communities achieve their dreams of a college education.

This year’s Blue Diamond Growers Foundation scholarship recipients include:

NAME/HOMETOWNCOLLEGE/UNIVERSITYMAJOR
Ashleigh Sorensen
Sanger, Calif.
Fresno State UniversityAgribusiness
Ashlyn Wooldridge
Arbuckle, Calif.
Cal Poly – San Luis ObispoPlant and Environment Sciences
Averie Konefat
Patterson, Calif.
Cal Poly – San Luis ObispoAg Science
Cal Muxlow
Kingsburg, Calif.
Fresno State UniversityAgribusiness
Gabriela Moreno
Winton, Calif.
Merced Community College then Fresno State UniversityAg Education and Communications
Gunnar Kale
Merced, Calif.
Morningside UniversityAg and Food Sciences
(Minor in Agronomy)

NAME/HOMETOWNCOLLEGE/UNIVERSITYMAJOR
Jane Saenz
Shafter, Calif.
Cal Poly – San Luis ObispoAg Systems Management,
Wine and Viticulture
Jenna Keller
Porterville, Calif.
Cal Poly or Cornell UniversityPlant Science and International Ag
Kalifornia Kindelt
Woodland, Calif.
Cal Poly – San Luis ObispoAg Communications
Kathryn Williams
Arbuckle, Calif.
 Ag Communications
Lauren McEwen
Exeter, Calif.
Cal Poly – San Luis ObispoAg Communications
Lauren Schaap
Visalia, Calif.
Cal Poly – San Luis ObispoAg Communications
Laynee Haywood
Maxwell, Calif.
Texas Tech UniversityAgribusiness
(Concentration in
International Agribusiness)
Madalyn Nissen
Willows, Calif.

Oklahoma State UniversityAg Education and
Ag Communications
Matthew Freitas
Glenn, Calif.
Cal Poly – San Luis ObispoAg Systems Management
Michaela Mederos
Tulare, Calif.
Fresno State UniversityAgribusiness Management
M’Lyssa Frago
Atwater, Calif.
Cal Poly – San Luis ObispoAg Communications
Natalie Machon
El Dorado Hills, Calif.
University of Colorado, BoulderPsychology
Rachel Mancebo
Chowchilla, Calif.
Fresno State UniversityAg Education
Sarah Williams
Madera, Calif.
Virginia Tech UniversityAgribusiness

Sydney Vieira
Ripon, Calif.
Oklahoma State UniversityAgribusiness
(Pre-Law Concentration)
Tanner Cardoza
Hanford, Calif.
McPherson CollegeBusiness

Taylor Trigueiro
Caruthers, Calif.
Oklahoma State UniversityAg Education
William Vannucci
Woodland, Calif.
American River CollegeHorticulture

Additional information about the Blue Diamond Growers Foundation scholarship program is available at
https://bluediamondgrowers.com/scholarship-program/.

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