Fort Morgan, CO 07/09/18. Cargill is helping dreams come true for several family members of its employees. On June 28, Cargill leadership and representatives from Morgan
Community College (MCC) met to award scholarships to seven students whose relatives work at the Fort Morgan plant.
The 2018 Cargill Scholarship winners are Fluvio Garcia-Gonzales, Ricardo Mendez, Elizabeth Ramos, Melissa Renderos, Jessenia Rodriguez, Kelsi Schrum, and Lilia Reyes Vargas. Each student received a $750 award to use at MCC during the 2018-19 school year.
Four of the recipients, Ramos, Renderos, Reyes Vargas, and Rodriguez are studying to become nurses. Schrum and Mendez are enrolled in the Auto Technology program, and Garcia-Gonzalez is pursuing a degree in Business.
“Cargill has given so much to generations of my family over the years. Receiving this scholarship is truly an honor,” stated Lilia Reyes Vargas, whose parents and nephews currently work for the company.
“We are grateful for the strong partnership between MCC and Cargill,” said MCC Director of Development, Kari Linker. “Cargill significantly increased the number of scholarships they funded this year, demonstrating the value they place on helping their employees’ families succeed.”
Cargill General Manager Tyler Luft affirmed the company’s support of education, stating, “Cargill values the growth opportunities and programs that MCC provides to our community. Our success depends on the families of these students; these scholarships are an important way for Cargill to invest in the future of the Morgan County community.”