The 2008-2009 Jim Buchanan Memorial Scholarship

Buchanan and Company is proud to announce the 2008-2009 recipients of the Jim Buchanan Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established upon Jim's death in 1993 by his family, friends and business associates. It is funded by income from a permanent endowment in the Kansas State University Foundation. That endowment has now grown to well over $100,000. Including this year's recipients, 56 scholarships have been granted, totaling nearly $75,000. Criteria include, but are not limited to, enrollment in Agriculture at Kansas State University, graduation from a small Kansas high school, participation in 4-H, FFA and athletics, and demonstrated leadership potential. This plaque is displayed at KSU in Waters Hall, room 137.

Justin Meier is from Great Bend, Kansas and graduated from Great Bend High School. He was a member of the football team, and during his senior year, president of his FFA chapter. Justin is a 12-year 4-H member, and has held numerous offices. He is currently a freshman in Food Science at Kansas State.

Erica Meyer is from Stafford, Kansas. She participated in a number of sports, and was a member of FFA, Student Council, and the National Honor Society, as well as being active in her church. During her senior year, she became a Kansas Honor Scholar. At Kansas State, Erica is majoring in Animal Science, with a minor in Spanish.

Westin Holloway is a repeat recipient of the Buchanan Scholarship. He comes from a farm near Lone Elm, Kansas and graduated from Crest High School at Colony. He played football and basketball, and was a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Council, and FFA. Westin is a sophomore in Agriculture Technology Management, and is a rush chairman for the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.


Michael Studer comes from a family farm near Claflin, and graduated from Claflin High School. He participated in a variety of athletics and activities, including FFA, Student Council and the National Honor Society. Michael is a freshman at Kansas State majoring in Agronomy, and intends to pursue a career in consulting and production.

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