MENLO — Flint Hills Resources announced the availability of scholarships to local graduating seniors through its Discovery Scholarship program. Since 2012, the company’s biofuels and ingredients business has awarded more than 100 graduating seniors with over $130,000 in scholarships to continue their education at a college, university, technical college or trade school of their choice.


The Discovery Scholarship Program is part of Flint Hills Resources’ commitment to promoting education, especially in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – and agricultural-related fields.


“Quality education is critical in growing the next generation of scientists, engineers and technical professionals,” said Jeremy Bezdek, vice president of Flint Hills Resources Biofuels and Ingredients. “We are pleased to recognize outstanding students through the Discovery Scholarship program and help support them in achieving their education and career goals.”


The Discovery Scholarship Program awards a one-time, $1,500 scholarship to graduating seniors who intend to pursue careers in STEM or agricultural-related fields. The scholarship can be used to help cover the cost of tuition at the college, university, technical college or trade school of the winner’s choice.


Eligible candidates should demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and entrepreneurial excellence. More information and applications are available for students from their school’s guidance counselor. Flint Hills Resources’ Discovery Scholarships are available at A-D-M High School and West Central Valley High School.