Monday, April 3, 2017
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 3, 2017) – POET recently announced the seven recipients of its inaugural Never Satisfied scholarship program. Each Never Satisfied scholar will receive $5,000 toward his or her Fall 2017 semester at a South Dakota college or university. One scholarship was reserved for a student who has a parent, grandparent, sibling or aunt/uncle that works at any POET location.
“At POET, we believe that the world is changed by people who don’t know the meaning of ‘good enough,’” said POET Founder and CEO Jeff Broin. “Every day, we use our passion to change the world for future generations, and we are excited to support these outstanding students and the creative ways they apply their own passions. We look forward to following their journeys in the upcoming semester and beyond.”
Below are the Never Satisfied Scholars of 2017, as well as each scholar’s hometown and post-secondary school:
Hometown – Mitchell, SD
Rising junior at University of South Dakota, pursuing Medical Biology
Hometown – Seward, NE
Rising sophomore at Augustana University, pursuing Sign Language Interpreting
Hometown – Beresford, SD
Rising junior at Augustana University, pursuing Biology and Psychology
Hometown – Webster, SD
Rising freshman at University of South Dakota, pursuing Medical Biology
Melissa Montoya Mairena:
Hometown – Okatona, SD
Senior at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, pursuing Civil Engineering
Hometown – Garretson, SD
Senior at South Dakota State University, pursuing Animal Science
Cooper Kelly Hansen:
Hometown – Hanlontown, IA
Enrolled at the University of Utah, pursuing Computer Science
Internal scholarship recipient
As part of the application process, students showed why they are “Never Satisfied.” Scholars will now have the opportunity to spend time job shadowing at POET Corporate Headquarters and will be featured on POET’s social media channels and website throughout the year.
For more information about POET’s Never Satisfied campaign, please visit https://poet.com/neversatisfied
POET, the world’s largest biofuel producer, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 30-year-old company has a network of 27 production facilities. POET, through its joint venture with DSM, also operates a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.poet.com.