Scoular CEO awards 13 college scholarships

OMAHA, Nebraska (March 18, 2024) – Thirteen students will receive college scholarships through a program funded by Scoular’s CEO Paul Maass and his wife, Julie. 

The Paul & Julie Maass Scholarship program launched three years ago to support the children of Scoular and Petsource employees.  

Nine $5,000 scholarships and four $2,500 scholarships were awarded this month for the 2024-25 academic year. The recipients are high school seniors or college students. Selection was based on financial need, demonstration of compassion for others, leadership, and GPA.  

“Julie and I are grateful to be in a position to support employees’ children in the pursuit of their dreams of earning a college degree,” said Paul Maass. “We hope this support makes a positive impact for each of these fantastic students and their families. Congratulations to this year’s recipients and best wishes for a successful academic year.” 

$5,000 winners: 

  • Charlie Bales, daughter of Robert Bales, Fremont, Nebraska 
  • Emma Heppner, daughter of Mark Heppner, Pittsburg, Kansas 
  • Nirvana Krocak, daughter of Steve Krocak, Minneapolis 
  • Bailey Nessen, daughter of Brandon Nessen, Ogden, Utah 
  • Manuel Ordaz, son of Rocio Ordaz, Seward, Nebraska 
  • Briella Rubio, daughter of Mike Rubio, Goodland, Kansas 
  • Isaiah Rubio, son of Mike Rubio, Goodland, Kansas 
  • Jackson Sinsel, son of Rebecca Sinsel, Sutherland, Nebraska 
  • Shawnelle Smith, daughter of Jason Smith, Pittsburg, Kansas 


$2,500 winners: 

  • Conner Peck, son of Diana Peck, Salina, Kansas 
  • Jordan Peck, daughter of Diana Peck, Salina, Kansas 
  • Gerardo Pena, Scoular employee, Goodland, Kansas 
  • Ben Schmidt, son of Peter Nyachira, Pittsburg, Kansas 


About Scoular      

Scoular is an employee-owned, over $10B 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, headquartered in Omaha, ranks 49th on the Forbes list of America’s largest private companies.   

For more information contact:

Melissa Matczak, Director of Corporate Communications


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