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ACE Scholarship Program Announces 2023 Winners

Sioux Falls, SD (September 19, 2023) – As the new school year gets underway, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) congratulates the 2023 scholarship recipients Elizabeth Studer, Mallory Moorman and Kaelyn Drury. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship through ACE’s Scholarship Program to help further their collegiate education.
“ACE wishes these bright, young students of ACE member employees the best of luck as they pursue their future careers,” said Brian Jennings, ACE CEO. “Engaging with the next generation is vital to our industry’s future, and ACE is proud to support the education of emerging leaders.”
  • Elizabeth Studer is from Madison, South Dakota, and is pursuing degrees in History and Music Performance at Minnesota State University – Mankato in Mankato, MN. Elizabeth participated in marching, jazz and concert band, choir, theater, and oral interpretation. Her father, Chris Studer, is an employee of ACE member East River Electric Power Cooperative in Madison, SD.
  • Mallory Moorman is from Glenvil, Nebraska, and is attending the University of Nebraska – Omaha, in Omaha, Nebraska, where she studies Chemistry. Mallory was a member of Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, High Honor Roll, and Mentoring Works. Mallory is the daughter of Matthew Moorman. Her father is affiliated with ACE ethanol producer member Chief Ethanol Fuels in Hastings, NE.
  • Kaelyn Drury is from Blue Hill, Nebraska, and is pursuing a degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science, with a minor in Psychology at the University of Nebraska – Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. Kaelyn is a Peer Mentor, volunteers at Food Fort After-School Program and Foster Care Closet and is a member of the Student Alumni Association. Kaelyn is the daughter of Terry Drury. Her father is affiliated with ACE ethanol producer member Chief Ethanol Fuels in Hastings, NE.
The ACE Scholarship Program was initiated in 2004, and ACE has since awarded $68,000. Scholarships are made available to employees and dependents of employees and shareholders of ACE Ethanol Producer, Voting and Associate member companies and organizations. Applications for 2024 scholarships will open up next spring. For those interested in making a financial contribution to the program, contact Anna Carpenter at or 605-306-6142.
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