Baker selected as a 2019 Cargill Global Scholar

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Thu, 10/17/2019 - 09:12

University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduate Patrick Baker, a sophomore double majoring in political science and global studies, has been selected as a 2019 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.

Baker joined the nine other scholars selected for the program’s seventh cohort in the U.S. for a three-day leadership development seminar held during the summer at Cargill Global Headquarters in Minneapolis. Scholars received training in a variety of business and leadership skills, toured Cargill’s Food Innovation Center, volunteered with a nonprofit organization supporting families impacted by homelessness, and met the Cargill business leaders who will serve as their mentors for the next year.

In the summer of 2020, Baker and his fellow U.S. cohort members will 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.

Baker is the seventh Cargill Global Scholar finalist to come from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since the program began.