Four college students will each receive $2,500 in financial aid from SFP in commemoration of the company's 10-year anniversary.
SFP, a developer of fertilizer-efficiency products, introduced the scholarships at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new world headquarters.
Executives from the Leawood Chamber of Commerce, business and civic leaders, agricultural association affiliates and business partners attended the event, both to celebrate SFP's 10 years in business and to inaugurate the new 12,199-square-foot office. Peyton Sellers, the SFPsponsored
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, was on hand to sign autographs for guests.
"The SFP Scholarship Program was created to honor the people who've been devoted to SFP since its inception, and it represents our commitment to the future of agriculture," said Jake Sanders, SFP's vice president of market development
The SFP Scholarship Program includes four annual scholarships:
- The SFP and Dr. J. Larry Sanders Agriculture and Innovation Scholarship. To benefit an enrolled student in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Honoring SFP co-founder Dr. J. Larry Sanders, president and CEO, SFP
- The John Hardy Academic Achievement Scholarship. To benefit an enrolled student in the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law. Honoring SFP co-founder John Hardy, executive vice president, SFP.
- The SFP and Dr. George Walter Wallingford Agronomy and Soil Science Scholarship. To benefit an enrolled student in the Department of Agronomy in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University. In memory of Dr. George Walter Wallingford, co-founder and former chairperson, SFP
- The SFP and Dr. Larry Murphy Agronomy and Soil Science Scholarship. To benefit an enrolled student in the Department of Agronomy in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University. Honoring Dr. Larry Murphy, president of Murphy Agro and third-party research
consultant for SFP