Farmer’s Federation awards seven scholarships
Published 11:34 am Friday, May 15, 2015
Since 2000, the Butler County Farmers Federation has been awarding scholarships to deserving students.
On April 30, the organization recognized its latest crop of recipients at a reception at Cambrian Ridge.
“We try to help as many students as we can each year based on the amount of money we have and the students’ needs,” said Carey Thompson. “These students have worked hard and they deserve to be recognized.”
The following students were chosen for their academic excellence and active participation in school and community: Matthew Sheffield, Georgiana School; Tyler Gibson, Fort Dale Academy; Price Jones, Fort Dale Academy; Caitlin Wright, McKenzie School graduate; Erin Odom, McKenzie School; Channing McIntyre, McKenzie School; and Ashley Ballard, McKenzie School.
According to Thompson, students attending a four-year college or university will receive $1,000, while students attending a two-year college or trade school will receive $500.
Thompson said that in the last 15 years, the BCFF has presented 82 students with scholarships.