North Dakota woman wins national scholarship

Marlene Kouba
North Dakota Women Involved</p><p>in Farm Economics

Taizalee Glass of Hebron, N.D., is the lucky recipient of a $1000 national scholarship for 2020. It is called the Marilyn Spiker/Sheila Massey Memorial Scholarship and only two in the nation were awarded. It is sponsored by the Foundation for Agricultural Education (FAED) and Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE). The scholarship was open to any woman who would begin her first or second year of agricultural courses in college. The other winner was Kellie Rhodes from Kansas.

Miss Glass is the daughter of Bryan and Tanya Glass of Hebron. She was active in high school, such as FFA, basketball and volleyball and served as an officer or leader for each one. She was also active in 4-H and spent her summers working for Wald Fencing where she did their billing, sold vaccines, fencing supplies, minerals and much more.

She knows how farmers struggle to stay in business and the problems they endure. Small operations struggle to stay in business but technology has helped. She wants to pursue a career in Agribusiness and be an agricultural insurance agent someday. Her current plans are to attend Bismarck Junior College next fall.

“Taizalee is the tenth national winner to come from North Dakota,” says Phyllis Howatt of Langdon who is the state coordinator of the scholarships. “The first one was Beth Payne of Elgin in 1999 and others were from Belfield, Mott, Richardton, Osnabrock, Langdon, Forbes, Carrington and Rolla for the contest that started in 1993. One contestant from each state is chosen each year before being forwarded on to the national level. There have been some very worthwhile applicants,” said Howatt.

WIFE is a grassroots organization committed to improving profitability in production agriculture and FAED is its educational division. For more information, contact Howatt at 701-256-2151.