AgCarolina Farm Credit Awards College Scholarships

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AgCarolina Farm Credit, eastern North Carolina’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, recently awarded a total of $11,250 in college scholarships. The scholarship program is one component of the lender’s Corporate Giving Program.

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Providing educational opportunities is a key ingredient to our mission.

AgCarolina Farm Credit, eastern North Carolina’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, recently awarded a total of $11,250 in college scholarships. The scholarship program is one component of the lender’s Corporate Giving Program.

Recipients of the $1,000 At-Large Scholarship are: Collin Blalock (son of David and Denise Blalock); Coley Mizzell (son of Ronny and Jennifer Mizzell); Rebecca D. Griffin (daughter of William and Cynthia Griffin); Allison D. Lancaster (daughter of John E. Lancaster); and Lindsey Marie Jennings (daughter of Jeff and Lou Jennings).

Recipients of the $750 Community College Scholarship are: Marenia L. Bowen (daughter of Marshall and Regenia Bowen); Garrett Morris (son of Michael and Debbie Morris); Baleigh Roach (daughter of Michael and Amber Roach); Joshua A. White (son of Jay and Lori White); and Taylor R. Harris (son of Paul and Cindy Harris).

Five FFA scholarships of $500 each were awarded to: Courtney Lynn Thornton (Clayton High FFA), Samantha Carly Simpson (Riverside High FFA), Katelyn Honeycutt (Corinth Holders FFA), Christian Mikaela Alfred (West Craven FFA), and Kelsey Lynne Bentley (North Johnston FFA).

In addition to the above scholarships, five $2,000 scholarships to North Carolina State University for students who are currently enrolled in or will be pursuing a degree in the ag curriculum will be awarded. Also, five $750 scholarships to the NCSU Ag Institute will be awarded. Selection for the NCSU scholarships will be made by the NCSU Scholarship Committee. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in or will be pursuing a degree in the ag curriculum at North Carolina A&T State University. Student selection for the scholarships at A&T will be made by the university.

“AgCarolina Farm Credit is committed to investing in the young people of the rural communities in eastern North Carolina. Providing educational opportunities is a key ingredient to our mission,” says Dave Corum, CEO, of AgCarolina. “These students are exemplary both in the classroom, and in their communities based on the essays and applications they submitted,” he adds.

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, crop insurance, appraisal services, and leasing are also available through AgCarolina Farm Credit.

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