Haywood Farm Bureau awards scholarships

Emily Ferguson (left to right) Taylor Sollie, Jacob Mills and Rylee Shoaf received scholarships ranging from $1,000-$3,500. Haywood County Farm Bureau photo Emily Ferguson (left to right) Taylor Sollie, Jacob Mills and Rylee Shoaf received scholarships ranging from $1,000-$3,500. Haywood County Farm Bureau photo

Established more than 20 years ago, the Haywood County Farm Bureau scholarship program assists graduating seniors who have a financial need as well as a demonstrated history of community service with the cost of obtaining a college education.

Recently, the Farm Bureau awarded scholarships to four students — Emily Ferguson, Taylor Sollie, Jacob Mills and Rylee Shoaf. To be eligible, students must be residents of Haywood County and graduating seniors currently enrolled in a Haywood County high school or in a two or four-year post-secondary school with a GPA of at least 2.5.

Students must also be studying some form of agriculture, such as agri-business, environmental engineering, food science, beef cattle or dairy farming, agriculture education, horticulture, landscape architecture, soil science, agriculture technology, ag-mechanic technician, animal science, farm and ranch management, forestry, agriculture journalism, ag-safety and health, agriculture resource management or other related fields of agricultural study. Haywood County Farm Bureau members or their children are given first consideration.

Scholarships may be renewed annually, contingent upon funds available, continued post-secondary enrollment and the student’s good standing as confirmed by a transcript of the previous year’s work. To learn more about the Haywood County Farm Bureau or the scholarship program, contact North Carolina Farm Bureau County Liaison Mandy Stasi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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