Wayne Native Earns Educational Scholarship Through Midwest Dairy

Wayne Native Earns Educational Scholarship Through Midwest Dairy
Tyler Gilliland. Courtesy of Midwest Dairy.

WAYNE – A trio of college students have been awarded with educational scholarships.

According to a release from Midwest Dairy, the three students will receive $500 – $1,500 in scholarships through the Nebraska Division to help cover costs as full-time students at an accredited college.

Tyler Gilliland of Wayne was awarded $1,000 and will be a junior at South Dakota State University, with a major in Dairy Production and minor in Precision Agriculture. Tyler is the son of Terry and Shelley Gilliland.

Another northeast Nebraska recipient was Garrett Lange from Wynot who was awarded $500 and plans to graduate in 2025 from South Dakota State University with a major in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Garrett is the son of Roger and Alison Lange. Also, Taylor Larson of Creston was awarded $1,500 and is headed into her second year at Northeast Community College, majoring in Business and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Taylor is the daughter of Bob and Kelsey Larson.

Recipients were chosen based on past and present leadership involvement in their school and community as well as past and present involvement in the dairy community. On the application, the recipients addressed what they see as the biggest challenge facing the dairy industry and how their future career plans address those challenges.

Midwest Dairy officials state this is a talented group of Nebraska Division Educational Scholarship recipients who have demonstrated a commitment to increasing their education and staying connected to the dairy industry. It is important to recognize their achievements and hard work and encourage their continued successes.

For more information about the of Nebraska Division Educational Scholarship, visit https://www.midwestdairy.com/young-dairy-leaders/dairy-scholarships/ and click on the link to Nebraska.