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WNC Students Awards $24,000 in Scholarships

Western North Carolina Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, announces that Carolina Farm Credit awarded scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to four students at North Carolina State University, four students at North Carolina A&T University, and four students at the University of Mount Olive for the 2020-2021 academic school year. “We recognize the importance of further education and hope these scholarships will help to enable these young adults to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Dalton.

The recipients of the 2020-2021 N.C. A&T State University – Carolina Farm Credit Scholarships from Western North Carolina are:

Quontaza Bowden from Madison, NC in Rockingham County. Her grandparents, Willie and Sheila Lowe, owned a farm raising beef cattle and goats. Quontaza first became interested in agriculture from working on their family farm. She is pursuing a degree in Animal Science and hopes to start a career in the animal ag industry.

The recipients of the 2020-2021 NC State University – Carolina Farm Credit scholarships from Western North Carolina are:

Kaycee Ramsey, from Union Mills, Rutherford County. She is a junior studying Ag Business Management.

The recipients of the 2020-2021 University of Mount Olive – Carolina Farm Credit Scholarships from Western North Carolina are:

Shade Wilbanks, the daughter of Carolyne and Derek Wilbanks, from Pisgah Forest, NC. She is a first-generation college student and a freshman at UMO majoring in Agricultural Education. Upon graduation, she plans to teach high school agriculture and become an FFA advisor.

For more information about scholarships, please visit carolinafarmcredit.com. Students interested in applying for these scholarships should contact the academic affairs offices at these colleges. In order to be considered, students must have a major in the agriculture departments at these colleges and must complete a financial aid and scholarship application.

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