Montgomery County Awards $10,000 in Scholarships

Niles McGuire- $1000 Study Abroad Scholarship

Niles is the son of Brian and Theresa McGuire of Germantown. Brian is graduating from Wilmington College this spring and spent time studying in Reading, England in early March 2016. Niles will be graduating with a degree in agriculture production. Niles will be sharing pictures on our county Facebook page and will be submitting an article to the newspaper with information about his trip. He has been a steady volunteer for Farm Bureau and an asset at our county fair barn games. Niles has also traveled to Washington, D.C with the Young Ag Professionals and is the current vice president of Collegiate Farm Bureau. Congratulations Niles.

Lydia Black- $1500 Montgomery County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Lydia is the daughter of Jerry and Linda Black of Union. Lydia is attending Kent State University and is majoring in architecture with a minor in interior Ddesign. Lydia has attended Ohio Youth Capitoal Challenge and has been a 4-H member for 13 years. She currently is the secretary of Pet Pouri and has served as past president. Congratulations Lydia.

Mollie Kozarec- $1500 Montgomery County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Mollie is the daughter of Mark Kozarec and Mary Barnett. She will be attending University of Cincinnati in the fall. Mollie plans to major in early childhood education with a focus in special education. Mollie has been involved in 4-H since 2008 and is active within her church. Mollie and her family have been Farm Bureau supporters for many years. We wish Mollie luck with her education at UC.


Bailey Montoya- $1500 Montgomery County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Bailey is the son of Luciano and Christy Montoya of Farmersville. Bailey attends the University of Dayton pursuing a degree in discover arts. He is a member of the University of Dayton Bbaseball team. Bailey has been a dedicated, hard working volunteer for multiple county Farm Bureaus. He was a member of the Ohio Youth Capitoal Challenge in 2013 and a mentor in 2014. Bailey served as the Ohio Farm Bureau representative to the Ohio State Jr Fair board for two years and in 2015 was Jr Fair board student adviser. He has volunteered with Farmers Feeds our Needs programs as well as county fairs. He has been active with the KNL 4-H Club serving as president and vice president. Bailey was a Youth Ambassador at the Land and Living Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.  Aside from all of the committees and boards that Bailey serves on, he also has responsibilities on his family farm where they raise Boer goats, hogs and run the daily operations. Congratulations Bailey!

Addy Potter-$1500 Montgomery County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Addy is the daughter of Lou and Sandy Potter of Germantown.  Addy is a junior at Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond, Ind. Addy is majoring in agriculture science. She has been an attendee at Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals Winter Conference and a long-time member of KNL 4-H group. Addy has also been a member of the Junior Fair board and received her State FFA Degree in 2013. Congratulations, Addy.


Hannah Tomlin-$1500 Montgomery County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Hannah is the daughter of Randy and Jennifer Tomlin of Brookville. Hannah attends Kettering College pursuing her nursing degree. Hannah has been involved in 4-H and FFA since 2005 and currently works as a farmhand. Hanna received her American FFA degree in 2016 and her State FFA degree in 2014. Congratulations Hannah.


Tyler White-$1500 Montgomery County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Tyler is the son of Russell and Rhonda White of Germantown. Tyler attends Wilmington College and is majoring in agronomy. Tyler’s long-term goal is to work with a seed company or a co-op up on receiving his degree. Tyler was a big help with volunteering his time to move the Farm Bureau office from the old location to the new building. He’s helped local youth that participate in the Montgomery County Fair and helped educate local farmers on CAUV. Tyler has volunteered with the county ice cream social and attended the Young Ag Professionals conference. Congratulations to Tyler.