One of Servi-Tech, Inc.’s annual college scholarships has been renamed to honor the company’s recently retired Chief Executive Officer, Mitch Counce.

The scholarship, now named the Mitch Counce Scholarship, is one ­of several scholarships awarded by Servi-Tech each year to reward interns whose performance with the company is regarded as excellent.

Counce served as Servi-Tech’s General Manager from 1992 to 2008, and as president and CEO from 2008 until his retirement in 2014. 

“I’m pleased that the Servi-Tech Board of Directors has established a scholarship in my name,” Counce said. “I hope that this will help to encourage people to choose and stay in the field of agriculture.”

The scholarship program was established in the 1980s, with memorial funds for an employee that was killed in an auto accident. The program has grown with additional contributions from Servi-Tech, and is now exclusively offered to Servi-Tech interns.