FARMERS FEDERATION HELPS AG STUDENTS PAY FOR COLLEGE
AUBURN, Ala. - The Alabama Farmers Federation awarded 20 scholarships to Auburn University agriculture and forestry students from all over the state during the College of Agriculture's Scholarship Recognition Program Aug. 20.
|The Alabama Farmers Federation's Executive Director Paul Pinyan talks with Anna Marie Adcock, an Auburn University senior majoring in agricultural economics who has received the Alabama Farmers Federation Scholarship since her freshman year. |
For almost 30 years, the Farmers Federation has awarded scholarships to students at Auburn University who are studying in the areas of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, agricultural engineering, biological sciences or agricultural education.
This year's recipients were Anna Marie Adcock of Woodland, James Bailey of Cedar Bluff, Erika Becker of Wadley, Caleb Bright of Cullman, Kendall Burnett of Lawley, Hunter Duncan of Moundville, Ashley Durrett of Northport, Jessica Farrow of Ashland, Morgan Harper of Camden, Benjamin Johnson of Wedowee, Zachary Jones of Piedmont, Anna Peek of Elkmont, David Reeves of Hartselle, Curry Sanders of Dothan, Jonathan Tharpe of Skipperville, Trey Tidmore of Scottsboro, Carla Weissend of Montgomery, Kevin Wells of Jasper, Solora Wright of Rogersville and Zachary Lee of Prattville.
The scholarships, valued up to $1,750 per student, are renewable yearly to students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average and exhibit good moral character and citizenship.
"Getting scholarships makes you feel confident," said Anna Marie Adcock, senior in agricultural economics from Woodland. "It makes you feel like someone believes in you, and it makes you want to do better in school and set goals for yourself."
Adcock, who plans to attend law school and be a voice for farmers through practicing environmental law, said she wouldn't have been able to come to Auburn right after high school without scholarship money.
Students who wish to apply for the Alabama Farmers Federation scholarship must apply before Dec. 1.
Scholarship applications are available in all county Farmers Federation offices, local Alfa service centers or by writing to the dean of the College of Agriculture at 107 Comer Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.
County Farmers Federations also provide scholarships to students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Contact your county Farmers Federation for more information about these scholarships.