As the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Scholarship Program opens for 2021-2022 academic year applications, the organization congratulates the 2020 scholarship recipients who each received a $1,000 scholarship through the program to help further their education.
Kaelyn Drury is from Blue Hill, Nebraska, and is attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she studies Nutrition Science. Kaelyn is the daughter of Terry and Penny Drury. Her father is affiliated with ACE ethanol producer member Chief Ethanol Fuels with plants in Hastings and Lexington, Nebraska.
Cassidy Frericks is from Ashton, South Dakota, and is pursuing a degree in Corporate Communication at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. Cassidy is the daughter of Stacey and Anne Frericks. Her father Stacey is affiliated with ACE ethanol producer member Redfield Energy in Redfield, South Dakota.
Matthew Sperry is from Bath, South Dakota, and is pursuing a degree in Precision Ag and Agronomy at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Matthew is the son of Scott and Kathy Sperry. His father is affiliated with ACE associate member South Dakota Corn Growers Association.
The ACE Scholarship Program was initiated in 2004, awarding $59,000 so far. Scholarships are available to employees and dependents of employees and shareholders of ACE ethanol producer, voting and associate member companies and organizations. For a copy of the 2021 scholarship application, or to make a financial contribution to the program, contact Shannon Gustafson or Nick Fosheim at the ACE office.