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July 30, 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:
Donna Rocker, (478) 474-0679, ext. 5365, dhrocker@gfb.org

 

GFB AWARDS $14,250 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

MACON, Ga. - Bailey Dickinson of Stephens County, Makinizi Hoover of Burke County and Addie Thomason of Franklin County have been selected to receive the top three 2014 Georgia Farm Bureau Scholarships valued at $3,000 each.


In addition to the top three awards, seven other students were awarded scholarships of $750 each. These scholarship recipients are: Rebecca Bostick of Mitchell County; Cole Harper of Irwin County; Madison Hickey of Stephens County; Olivia Minish and Kayla Whitehead of Madison County; Oakley Perry of Jeff Davis County and Haley Vickery of Pike County.


The GFB scholarships recognize deserving and outstanding students pursuing undergraduate degrees in agricultural and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related field. Only students who will enroll in a unit of the University System of Georgia or Berry College are eligible. All 10 of the recipients plan to attend either Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton or the University of Georgia in Athens this fall.


“Georgia Farm Bureau is proud to offer these scholarships every year because the future of Georgia agriculture depends on educating and developing future workers for the various segments of our industry,” GFB President Zippy Duvall said. “We received 98 applications from some very qualified students, and our judges had their work cut out for them in selecting the top seven finalists and top three recipients.”  

 

The GFB Mutual Insurance Company and the GFB Women’s Leadership Committee sponsor the scholarship program. Students interested in applying for the 2015 scholarships should contact their county Farm Bureau office after October for information.

 

 

 

 

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