WILMINGTON —Over $22,000 will be awarded to area students to continue their educational careers.
Cape Fear Farm Credit — part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America — gave a dozen scholarships away to students in Scotland, Robeson, Bladen, Duplin, Harnett, Brunswick, and Sampson counties. According to a release, students had to be connected to an agricultural operation in a county served by Cape Fear Farm Credit to qualify.
“Additional scholarships support academic excellence, community involvement and leadership for students committed to southeastern North Carolina agriculture and rural communities include N.C. 4-H, N.C. FFA, AgYouth Leadership, and diversity,” the release added.
Cape Fear Farm Credit awarded five different scholarships, including a College At-Large Scholarship, FFA & 4-H Scholarship, High School At-Large Scholarship, Diversity Scholarship, and AgYouth Leadership Scholarship.
2022 Cape Fear Farm Credit Scholarship recipients include:
Adriana Rodriguez of Scotland County, high school scholarship recipient
Belle Merlo of Robeson County, AgYouth scholarship recipient
Caroline Barnhill of Bladen County, high school scholarship recipient
Dessa Houston of Duplin County, college scholarship recipient
Elizabeth Blackburn of Duplin County, high school scholarship recipient
Garrett Bullard of Harnett County, high school scholarship recipient
Haleigh Fields of Bladen County, N.C. 4-H and high school scholarship recipient
Hannah Pelton of Brunswick County, high school and diversity scholarship recipient
Katherine Carmichael of Scotland County, college scholarship recipient
Kayley Bass of Sampson County, high school scholarship recipient
Olivia Allen of Bladen County, N.C. FFA and high school scholarship recipient
Robert Pope of Harnett County, high school scholarship recipient
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