Twenty years ago, Fallbrook’s Scott Stebner won a $5,000 Don Diego 4-H scholarship. Today, Scott, now in Topeka, serves as Kansas Beef Council’s Director of Communications while operating Scott Stebner Creative, a thriving business that “captures the grit and character of blue collar America through photos and videos.”
Scott’s love of all things ag, his educator parents and his strong, intrinsic drive presaged his success. “My entire life was 4-H and showing livestock. It was a tremendous honor to be selected as a Don Diego Scholar. The financial help was huge,” says Scott, who earned a B.S. in Agricultural Science from Cal Poly SLO, followed by an M.S. in Agricultural Communications at Kansas State University.
This award-winning photographer/videographer and philanthropist who documented water and medical needs in rural Ethiopian villages pays it forward. Sales of his iconic “Kansas Farmer” photo book help fund a perpetual scholarship for Ag Communication KSU students.
Scott believes, “My Don Diego scholarship has come full circle. It helped me financially and motivated me to continue pursuing my dreams, which now helps other students fuel their dreams.”