Andrew Kent Receives IMEF Grain Millers’/Kongsore Scholarship

Lenexa, KS — A second International Milling Education Foundation (IMEF) Grain Millers’/Christian F. Kongsore Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 was presented last week at the Milling Science Club’s final meeting of the academic year at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

The recipient was Andrew Kent, a senior in the milling science and management program.

The scholarship will assist in covering Andrew’s tuition expenses for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Andrew has interned with Mennel Milling in Roanoke, VA, and plans to intern at ADM’s central lab in Overland Park, KS, this summer.

Last year, Andrew was a co-event coordinator for the Milling Science Club, helping to plan events and meetings.

He also participated in weeklong mission trips to Atlanta, GA and Panama.

Andrew is expected to graduate in May 2022.

The Christian F. Kongsore Scholarship was established in 2013, with a donation from Grain Millers, Inc., a company that Kongsore co-founded.

Born in Oslo, Norway in 1927, Kongsore worked at his family’s flour mill as a second-generation miller and later moved to the United States.

He graduated from K-State with a degree in milling science in 1954.

The IMEF Scholarship program was established to support the education of undergraduates in the sciences of grain milling.

IMEF is the philanthropic partner of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM).

Established in 2003, IMEF solicits, manages, and distributes funds for educational programs related to the grain milling industry.

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