Seaboard Foods is now accepting applications from the class of 2017 high school graduates to award $1,000 scholarships totaling $50,000. Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from community high schools and an additional ten $1,000 scholarships to children of Seaboard Foods, Seaboard Transport and High Plains Bioenergy employees. Scholarships will be awarded to graduates who plan to attend full-time higher education (four-year, two-year or technical programs) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Students graduating with a high school diploma or equivalent in 2017 and who attend school in communities where Seaboard Foods has business operations are encouraged to complete an online scholarship application before the deadline on March 31, 2017. Scholarships will be distributed at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Additional information about the scholarship program and the online application can be found on the Seaboard Foods website.

Terry Holton, Seaboard Foods president and chief executive officer, says, "Seaboard Foods is committed to encouraging students' educational goals in the communities in which we do business and where our employees live. We recognize vibrant communities begin with strong leadership and exposure to educational opportunities is essential for building those skills."

More information about eligibility requirements can be found online. For further questions about the Seaboard Foods scholarship program, email scholarship@seaboardfoods.com.