Children of hourly employees receive scholarships awarded by Scoular CEO

OMAHA, Nebraska (March 20, 2023) – High School and college students who have demonstrated leadership in academics and in their community will each receive a $5,000 scholarship funded by Scoular’s CEO Paul Maass and his wife, Julie. Scoular announced on Monday the five recipients of the Paul & Julie Maass Scholarship, a program launched two years ago.  

Selection was based upon a variety of factors, including need, leadership in academics and the community, and grade point average, with preference to those demonstrating compassion and community service. Among the recipients: Science Olympian, National Honor Society and leadership program members and participants in activities ranging from marching band to 4-H. 

“I am so inspired by these talented young leaders, their achievements and the ways they give back to their communities,” Paul Maass said. “My wife, Julie, and I are passionate about education and excited we can express our gratitude to our dedicated employees by providing these scholarships. Congratulations to this year’s recipients and their parents.” 

The recipients are: 

  • Hailie Deeble (mother, Wendy Eis, operator, Seward, Nebraska.) Hailie is attending Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska. 
  • Kiley McDonough (mother, Kelly Mangold, accounting assistant, Omaha) Kiley is attending Grandview University, Des Moines, Iowa. 
  • Conner Peck (mother, Diana Peck, merchandiser assistant, Salina, Kansas.) Conner is attending Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. 
  • Jordan Peck (mother, Diana Peck, merchandiser assistant, Salina, Kansas.) Jordan is attending Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. 
  • Shawnelle Smith (father, Jason Smith, driver, Pittsburg, Kansas.) Shawnelle is attending Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas. 


The scholarships will assist in funding tuition, books and certain other expenses incurred at a four-year accredited university or two-year accredited institutions of higher learning. 


About Scoular    

Scoular is an employee-owned, over $9B agribusiness leading the way since 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation. Employing 1,400 people in more than 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia, we provide safe and reliable solutions to farmers, grain processors, renewable energy producers and manufacturers of animal feed, aquafeed and pet food as well as food, beverages and supplements. Scoular ranks 48th on the Forbes list of America’s largest private companies. 

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