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Gerry Sikma Scholarship

Shoup Manufacturing logoShoup Manufacturing, Inc. offers up to $10,000 to agriculture students attending KCC through their Gerry Sikma Scholarship.

The Gerry Sikma Scholarship is awarded to new or returning students enrolled in KCC's Agriculture or Agri-Hort programs

"We are grateful for the vision and commitment of Shoup Manufacturing in establishing this award to help our students. The next generation which competes in the agricultural market must be highly skilled and business oriented." - Paul Carlson, associate dean of the KCC Business and Technology Division

The scholarship can be used for tuition, books and fees.


Applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average, live in KCC District 520, have a passion for agriculture, be hard working and have integrity. The scholarship is available to full- and part-time students.

To apply

Visit KCC's scholarship website and complete the online scholarship application.

For more information about this scholarship or others available through the KCC Foundation, contact Aindrea Hogan, coordinator of scholarships and annual giving, at 815-802-8251 or

About Gerry Sikma

Sikma began working for Shoup Manufacturing in 1988 as a warehouse worker. Over the years, his role with the company evolved, and he was a salesman for Shoup at the time of his death in 2008. He was also a grain farmer.

During the 20 years he worked for Shoup Manufacturing, Sikma was known for his dedication, passion, integrity and work ethic, said Ray Lovell, president of Shoup Manufacturing.