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AgCarolina Farm Credit Awards $26,250 in College Scholarships

Raleigh, NC, June 27AgCarolina Farm Credit, eastern North Carolina’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, announces 26 high school and college students will be receiving scholarships totaling $26,250 during 2017. The scholarship program is one component of the lender’s corporate giving program.

Recipients of the $1,000 At-Large Scholarship are Allen Benson of Pantego, Katelyn Honeycutt of Angier, Garrett Lee of Smithfield, and Mary Beth Tyndall of Deep Run.

Recipients of the $750 Community College Scholarship are William Batchelor of Trenton, Victoria Brantley of Bailey, Timothy Braswell of Smithfield, Audrey Glass of Belhaven, and Jacob Thomasson of Oxford.

Four FFA scholarships of $500 each were awarded to Abygail McIntire of Goldsboro, Joseph Richardson of Belvidere, Elizabeth Satkowiak of Clayton, and Matthew Whitley of Bailey.

Recipients of the $500 4-H Scholarship are Mary Dunn of Mount Olive and India Jones of Warrenton.

In addition to the above scholarships, five $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in or will be pursuing a degree in the agriculture curriculum at North Carolina State University. The recipients are Collin Blalock of Wilson, Katelyn Honeycutt of Angier, Andrew Spruill of Oriental, Justin Spruill of Oriental, and Mary Beth Tyndall of Deep Run. Also, two $750 scholarships to the NCSU Ag Institute will be awarded. Recipients of the Ag Institute scholarships are Chase Carawan of Swan Quarter and Grayson Ferrell of Wilson.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in or will be pursuing a degree in the agriculture curriculum at North Carolina A&T State University. Student selection for the scholarships at A&T was made by the university, and the recipients are Jarred Taylor of Raleigh and James Martin of Raleigh.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in or will be pursuing a degree in the agriculture curriculum at the University of Mount Olive. Student selection for the scholarships at UMO was made by the university, and the recipients are Lindsey Tyndall and Kaleigh May.

“Part of our mission at AgCarolina Farm Credit is to support the communities we serve,” says Dave Corum, CEO, of AgCarolina. “Providing scholarship funds to high achieving students is one way we choose to give back. AgCarolina Farm Credit is committed to taking an active role in shaping the future for those in eastern North Carolina. Since the inception of our scholarship program, AgCarolina has distributed over $300,000 in scholarship funds to talented students from across our 34-county territory.”

AgCarolina Farm Credit is a farmer owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh. They are the leading provider of credit to farmers in central and eastern North Carolina. AgCarolina Farm Credit has over $1.4 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to nearly 3,000 North Carolina farmers. Loans are made to finance land, homes, farm buildings, operating expenses, livestock and equipment, as well as other purposes. Credit life insurance, appraisal services, and leasing are also available through AgCarolina Farm Credit.

Media Contact
Linda Strickland
lstrickland@agcarolina.com
919-250-9500 ext 214


Scholarship recipients and AgCarolina Farm Credit representatives from the scholarship luncheon recently held at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC.