Meet our 2014-2015 Carolina Farm Credit Scholarship recipients as school gets back in session! Each of these students will receive $2000 for the 2014-2015 academic school year.
Christina Bradshaw is a sophomore at N.C. A&T University majoring in animal science. She is from Sanford, N.C. and is the daughter of Florence Bradshaw and the late Martin A. Jones. She is involved with the Pre-Vet Club, SAES student advocates, and is the RHA Morrow Hall council secretary. After graduation, she plans to attend veterinary school.
Lakota Maize is a sophomore at N.C. A&T University majoring in early childhood education and family studies. She is the daughter of Garry and Deborah Maize and was born and raised in Greensboro, N.C. She is involved in the Leadership Synergy Program, National Association of Educators, and is Sophomore Class Vice-President for the 2014-2015 school year.
Rycal Blount is a junior at N.C. A&T University majoring in animal science. She is a member of the Aggie Chess Club, the Pre-Vet Club, Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANNRS), and is a member of the University Honors Program. She is from Greensboro and her parents are Robin Simmons Blount and Roman Blount, III.
Nicholas Cobb is a senior at N.C. A&T University majoring in agribusiness and food supply management. He is from Jamestown, N.C. and is the son of Ladonna and Maurice Cobb.
Christina Harvey is a sophomore at N.C. State University majoring in agricultural business management and horticulture. She is from Haywood County, N.C. where she grew up on her family’s farm. Her parents are Tomas and Carla Harvey of Canton.
McKayla Newsome is a sophomore at N.C. State University majoring in animal science. She is from King, N.C. and is the daughter of Brad and Vickie Newsome. She plans to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, eventually returning to King to work at a veterinary practice, as well as care for the animals on her family’s farm.
Taylor Patterson is a junior at N.C. State University majoring in plant and soil sciences. He is from China Grove, N.C. and is the son of Randall and Nora Patterson. He has worked on his family’s operation, Patterson Farm, Inc., since he was 11 years old. After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school to pursue a master’s degree.
Benjamin Hobson is a senior at N.C. State University majoring in biological engineering with a concentration in agriculture engineering. He is from Boonville, N.C. and is the son of Derrick and Angela Hobson. He is planning to return to his family’s farm after graduation.
Carolina Farm Credit provides scholarships through the College of Ag and Life Sciences (CALS) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (SAES) at North Carolina A&T University. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact the academic affairs office after you have been admitted at either NCSU CALS or N.C. A&T SAES. In order to be considered, students must have a major in CALS at N.C. State University or SAES at N.C. A&T University and must complete a financial aid application.
Best of luck to all students as they return to schools across our region!