Johnson selected Cargill Global Scholar

July 15, 2020

Our Rebecca Johnson has been selected as 2020 Cargill Global Scholars.

The prestigious Cargill Global Scholars Program is an international scholarship program that began in 2013 and offers a scholarship award of $2,500 per year for up to two years. Lien Tran, a junior in environmental science was also selected.

Rebecca, a junior, will join the eight other scholars selected for the program’s eighth leadership development seminar facilitated by Cargill. The seminar will provide training in a variety of business and leadership skills. They will also each be paired with a Cargill business leader who will serve as their one-on-one mentor for the next 12 months.

In the summer of 2021, Rebecca will rejoin their fellow U.S. cohort members to participate in a five-day global leadership seminar with scholars selected for the program from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Russia to further build on their leadership development skills and broaden their global mindsets.

The students selected as Global Scholars demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management.

Including Rebecca and Lien, 13 Iowa State University students in total have been selected as Cargill Global Scholars finalists since the program’s inception, making Iowa State the top producing university for the Cargill Global Scholars Program in the United States.

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