Scoular CEO awards $30,000 in scholarships to children of hourly employees

OMAHA, Neb. (March 7, 2022) – Six high school and college students from across the U.S. Midwest and Canada each will receive a $5,000 scholarship funded by Scoular’s CEO and his wife.

On Monday, Scoular announced the inaugural recipients of the Paul & Julie Maass Scholarship. Children and/or dependents of Scoular’s and Petsource by Scoular’s hourly employees were eligible to apply.

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: speech champions, honor band and honor choir members, volunteer firefighters and members of Canada’s Cadet program.

“These six young leaders embody the Scoular values of compassion and perseverance – congratulations to them and to their parents,” Paul Maass said. “My wife, Julie, and I are thrilled to support our employees by providing these scholarships, and we look forward to seeing great things from these students in the future.”

The recipients are:

  • Cassidy Duerr, full-time high school student and part-time office assistant in Salina, Kansas.
  • Cortney Holt, daughter of Bobby Holt, a merchandiser assistant in Sidney, Nebraska.
  • Alexis Jimenez, daughter of Diamond Jimenez, a sales assistant in Downers Grove, Illinois.
  • Erin Moore, granddaughter of Debra Moore, a hedge desk specialist in Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Anna Nahosha, daughter of Tetiana Nahosha, a warehouse worker in Tisdale, Saskatchewan.
  • Shawnelle Smith, daughter of Jason Smith, a route driver in 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 company founded in 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation. Employing more than 1,200 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 to the food, beverage and supplements industries. Scoular was recently named the 68th largest private company in the U.S.

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