College & Humanitarian Scholarships

The Daniel Huffstutler & Dale Herbst scholarship fund was born in 2007 as a way to give back to members of our MAiZE family who are passionate about agriculture, education and/or giving back through humanitarian efforts. Over the years, it's been an honor to support and celebrate the bright futures of our youth through this annual college scholarship. In 2021, the scholarship was expanded to also support humanitarian efforts and provide support to those choosing to give back through service.

Each year, multiple scholarships valued at $3000+ are awarded to IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS of MAiZE owners and EMPLOYEES who've worked for MAiZE farms for 3 or more seasons. Recipients must either be pursuing upper education (college, tech school, etc.) or plan to participate in a humanitarian trip during the 2022-2023 year.

Applications are due May 30 and will then be judged by the advisory board. Winners will be announced by June 20 and notified by email.

2022 Deadline Passed

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The Auction

Each year a silent and live auction are held at the Corn Party, allowing members of our MAiZE family to contribute to the scholarship fund through auction donations & purchases.

Original Namesake

Originally the scholarship was named in honor of Daniel Huffstutler, our first MAiZE owner in the state of Alabama. Dan passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 1999 from a brain aneurysm, but left a lasting impression and legacy through his passion for agriculture.

Honoring our Parents

At the 2018 Corn Party, the scholarship name was amended to recognize the impact of all our parents by including Dale Herbst, Brett's father, who passed away in 2017. The official name is now the Daniel Huffstutler & Dale Herbst Scholarship.

Thank You!

A few recipients of the Daniel Huffstutler & Dale Herbst MAiZE scholarship give thanks, representing more than 70 who've received scholarships since 2007.

Funding College Education, Plus Now...


Education in action all over the world

More than 15 Years & 200K Donated to


Amanda Barnes

Ashley Combs

Ashlyn Herbst

Cassidy Wurtz

Elisa Clouse

Gillian Lorraine

Grace Smith

Isaac Schilter

Oakley Staheli

Elijah Schreiber

Eli Berggren

Maizie Ober

Dean Martin

Raina Blackman

Cosette Mihali

Malia Pyron

Alexis Neuman

Ben Wheatley

Caleb McCall

Hannah Buchanan 

Nicholas Deleon 

Austin Orr

Ashley Robinette

Christian Schuster

Jessica Paulus

William Donaghy

Jessica Godwin

Christopher Melsheimer

Allison Melsheimer

Cecilia Sanchez

Alexandra Fleming

Garrett Hawes

Mikaela Vandenakker

Hope McLendon

Kellie VonThun

Bryston Beggs

Morgan McCall

Leslie Gonzalez

Claire Edwards

Victoria Patterson

Jenna Clarke

Shelby Daugherty

Sarah Schuster

Jillian Parrent

Mikayla May

Justina Graff

Nick Lorraine

Ashton Trunnell

Ashley Niederman

Megan Seward

Lura Parrent

Jacob McArtor.

Hugh Schuster

Chance Getz

Schuyler Roseland

Travis Dierickx

Daniel Wickham


Kristi VonThun

Loni Blackman


Blake Basse

Jordan Bozema


Stephen Murray

Timothy VonThun


Alayna Alder

Alex Monsen


Elizabeth Leonard

Meghan Bishop


Samantha Petersen

Timothy Wickham


Meghan Kalberloh

Kate Leonard