For Cornell University graduate Jordan Siemers, being familiar with previous Lutsey scholarship recipients made receiving the scholarship himself seem attainable. Previous recipients, he said, reached out to him and encouraged him to apply. He listened, and in 2014, Siemers was announced a Lutsey Scholar.
The financial support of the scholarship allowed Siemers to devote more time to his studies, enabling him to pursue classes that were “outside of [his] comfort zone.” He also took advantage of more global study and travel opportunities than he could have without the scholarship’s assistance. These opportunities, Siemers says, “broadened my horizons and opened up a new world of opportunities.”
Since receiving the Thomas H. Lutsey Waseda Farms scholarship in 2014, Jordan Siemers went on to graduate from Cornell University with a degree in animal science. He now works as a Holstein sire analyst for Select Sires.
Siemers impresses on current high school seniors that “if you are looking to work in the agriculture field you need to be looking into this scholarship opportunity. The Waseda Farms team are great to work with, and they want you to succeed.”