Biodiesel Essay Scholarship Honors Memory of Minnesota Farmer
SAINT PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — An annual scholarship for Minnesota high school seniors was launched under a new name at the Education Minnesota Professional Conference in Saint Paul today. The Reuben Youngerberg Memorial Biodiesel Scholarship is open to any Minnesota high school senior and offers a $1,600 1(st) place and $500 2(nd) place award to the winners of an essay contest about biodiesel, a cleaner-burning alternative fuel produced and used in Minnesota. Rules and an online entry form can be found at www.cleanairchoice.org.
This year’s scholarships are given in memory of the late father of Mike Youngerberg, senior director of field services for the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association. Reuben Youngerberg owned a farm in Blue Earth County, where he held a number of board positions in local agriculture organizations.
The scholarship is administered by the American Lung Association in Minnesota, which recognizes biodiesel as a “clean air choice” fuel that reduces emissions. The scholarship is sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, with additional support from the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, MEG Corp, and Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
SOURCE American Lung Association in Minnesota