Flint Hills Resources is pleased to announce the availability of its Discovery Scholarship at local schools near the Menlo ethanol plant. Discovery Scholarships are intended to help support the educational goals of outstanding graduating high school seniors from communities where the company operates. Since 2012, the company has awarded close to $200,000 in scholarships to students in Iowa.


The Discovery Scholarship program awards one-time, $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors who intend to pursue careers in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – or agriculture. The scholarships can be used to cover tuition costs at the college, university, technical college or trade school of students’ choice. The program is part of Flint Hills Resources’ commitment to supporting quality educational opportunities in local communities where the company operates.


“A quality education is the foundation of a successful career,” said Darrell Birck, vice president of operations at Flint Hills Resources. “The Discovery Scholarship program recognizes outstanding, hardworking students interested in STEM and agricultural careers and helps them cover some of the costs associated with the next steps in their professional development.”


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 West Central Valley High School, Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center High School, Atlantic High School, Panorama High School and A-D-M High School.


About Flint Hills Resources, LLC


Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining, chemicals and biofuels company with operations primarily in the Midwest and Texas. Its manufacturing capability is built upon six decades of refining experience, and the company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $13 billion since 2002. Flint Hills Resources’ subsidiaries produce and market gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers, intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils, corn oil and dried distillers grain.


Flint Hills Resources operates ethanol plants in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock, Iowa, Fairmont, Neb., and Camilla, Ga. The plants have a combined annual capacity of 850 million gallons of ethanol. The company also owns, through a joint venture, a 50-million-gallon biodiesel plant in Nebraska.


The refining business operates refineries in Minnesota (Rosemount) and Texas (Corpus Christi), with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 600,000 barrels per day. The petrochemical business includes production facilities in Illinois and Texas. The asphalt business produces and markets product in the Midwest. A subsidiary owns an interest in a lubricants base oil facility in Louisiana.


The company is based in Wichita, Kansas, and its more than 4,000 employees strive to create value for customers and society. More information about the company is available at FHR.com.