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Kline’s CPA Group funds annual Ag scholarship

Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Huntington University has announced that Kline’s CPA Group P.C. has agreed to fund an agribusiness scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The first award will be granted for the 2017-2018 school year.

“Support for the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies continues to be very strong, both in programs and scholarships. As the program grows, it is such a blessing when businesses like Kline’s CPA provide scholarship support to our future agricultural professionals,” stated Mark Schenkel, Huntington University’s director of community relations and major gifts officer.

The annual scholarship will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in the Haupert Institute of Agricultural Studies. The recipient must meet the following criteria to be considered for the award: be a legal resident of Indiana, enroll as an agribusiness major and must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The Huntington University director of financial aid will oversee the scholarship recipient selection process.

“We were very excited when Huntington University decided to add an Agricultural program to their curriculum. The majority of our clients at Kline’s CPA Group are involved in one way or another with the agricultural industry and we felt that it would be a natural fit to partner with the university. We hope that this scholarship will help one of the students attain a degree in the agricultural field,” said Mark Parker, Kline’s CPA Group senior partner and 1978 Huntington College graduate.

The Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies opened in the fall of 2015 and promotes a Christian perspective on agriculture, which recognizes the responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation and to examine questions of sustainability and justice. The agribusiness program is intended to meet the growing need for agribusiness professionals and includes concentrations in animal production, communications and public policy, crop production, economics and finance, entrepreneurial small business management, management, marketing and ministry and missions. Huntington University also offers an agricultural education degree. To learn more, please visit www.huntington.edu/agriculture.

Mark Schenkel, left, director of community relations at Huntington University, accepts a donation from Kline’s CPA Group’s managing partners Mark Parker, EA, Brandy Swope, CPA and Trent Wolfe, CPA, EA for the newly established agribusiness scholarship.