Cargill Global Scholar

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Kegan Zimmerman, a University of Minnesota junior double majoring Applied Economics and Political Science, has been selected as a 2020 Cargill Global Scholar.

The prestigious Cargill Global Scholars Program, a distinctive international scholarship program that began in 2013, offers a scholarship award of $2,500 per year for up to two years.

In addition to scholarship funding, Zimmerman will join the nine other scholars selected for the program’s eighth cohort in the U.S. for an upcoming leadership development seminar facilitated by Cargill, where they will receive 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, Zimmerman will rejoin the 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 are those who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management.

Including Zimmerman, six University of Minnesota students in total have been selected as Cargill Global Scholars finalists since the program’s inception.

For more information about the Cargill Global Scholars Program, please visit The next U.S. application cycle for the program will launch sometime this fall.