Mahindra USA’s Women in Ag Scholarship Winners

HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 16, 2013) — Mahindra USA, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of its 2012 / 2013 scholarship program benefiting young women studying agriculture, the “Mahindra Tractors’ Women in Ag Scholarships.” Since 2007, Mahindra USA has sponsored the Women in Ag Scholarship Program to recognize the important role that women play in the future of the agricultural industry.

WIA_poster2013The Women in Ag Scholarships were created for the purpose of helping young women sustain the family farm values and rural lifestyle through a career in Agriculture. Because of the role that young adults and in particular, young women play in advancing American agriculture, it is important to provide this critical foundation to support these students in their pursuit of a college degree.

These four outstanding women were selected to receive merit-based college scholarships from Mahindra USA for use during the 2013/2014 school year:

  • Shelby Chaney from Brimson, MO will be a sophomore at Northwest Missouri State University majoring in Animal Science.
  • Shelby Eckhardt from Seguin, TX will be a freshman at Texas A University – College Station majoring in Pre-Vet / Vet Sciences.
  • Victoria Riback from Molalla, OR will be a freshman at Texas A University – College Station majoring in Agronomy Crop Science.
  • Stephanie Tarlowe from Hackettstown, NJ is a freshman at Cornell University majoring in Animal Science.

In partnership with The National FFA Organization, the Mahindra scholarship winners were chosen based on their passion and involvement in agricultural studies as well as their academic performance and leadership. Every year, Mahindra USAteams up with the National FFA Organization to sponsor select young women involved in agriculture and their pursuit of a college education.

“It’s been an incredible privilege, personally and on behalf of Mahindra USA, to participate in another successful scholarship program. These young women are a shining example of the Mahindra Rise philosophy: Accepting No Limits, Alternative Thinking and Driving Positive Change for themselves and their communities,” said Cleo Franklin, Mahindra USA’s Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning. “Mahindra USA is proud to partner with the FFA, and we join them in congratulating these four very accomplished students. We are thrilled to play a part in assisting them and their families in furthering their agricultural education,” said Franklin.

To learn more about the Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship Program, visit for more information.

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