Irrigation Equipment Association Awards Five Scholarships

6/23/2013

Five Magic Valley students have received scholarships from the Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association.

Jessica Lancaster, daughter of Mike and Laurie Lancaster, Jerome, received a $600 scholarship to pursue her degree in agricultural education at Allen Community College, Kansas. The money for Lancaster's scholarship was donated by Mitchell Lewis & Staver and The Navigator.

Valene Lickley, daughter of Bill and Laurie Lickley, Jerome, received a $700 scholarship to pursue her degree in civil engineering/animal science at Colorado State University. The money for Lickley's scholarship was donated by Butte Irrigation and the IIEA.

Haley Peterson, daughter of Erik and Kathy Peterson, Filer, received a $500 scholarship to pursue her degree in animal science pre-vet at the University of Idaho. The money for Peterson's scholarship was donated by Hastings Irrigation and Kermit and Candy Cochran.

Stormie Kidd, daughter of Kent and Kimberly Kidd, Declo, received a $600 scholarship to pursue her degree in elementary education at Big Bend Community College, Washington. The money for Kidd's scholarship was donated by Nelson Irrigation Corp. and the IIEA.

Samantha McGhie, daughter of Todd and Carol McGhie, Rupert, received a $600 scholarship to pursue her degree in secondary education at Big Bend Community College. The money for McGhie's scholarship was donated by Valmont Industries and Universal Sales.

For the 2013-2014 school year, the IIEA has awarded $18,000 in scholarships to 29 students. The IIEA has awarded 577 scholarships totaling $348,000 since 1980. The IIEA's Scholarship Program received the Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in Agriculture in the Education/Advocacy category at the 2012 Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit.

The IIEA was established in 1971 and membership consists of more than 120 separate entities including wholesale suppliers, retail dealers, equipment manufacturers, and public utilities engaged in serving Idaho's agricultural and landscape irrigation equipment needs.