Supporting Youth in Agriculture: Lone Star Ag Credit Awards $15,000 in College Scholarships
FORT WORTH, Texas – Lone Star Ag Credit, a rural lending cooperative, recently awarded scholarships to six college-bound students. The recipients of this year’s $2,500 scholarships are Neeraj Bhakta of Cameron; Kanyon Carper of Roscoe; Trey Denny of Detroit; Makenzie Newton of New Boston; Brody Rogers of Hamilton; and Bailey Teter of Riesel.
All six students were involved in rural youth organizations such as FFA and 4-H, served their communities in many ways and have a sincere appreciation of agriculture. Scholarship applicants each completed a two-page essay on the topic, “My plan for a career in agriculture.”
The students will all head off to college this fall:
A graduate of C.H. Yoe High School, Neeraj Bhakta will attend Texas A&M University, where he will pursue a degree in plant and environmental soil science.
Kanyon Carper, a graduate of Highland High School, will attend Texas Tech University to major in natural resources management.
A Detroit High School graduate, Trey Denny will attend Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant to pursue a degree in natural resources management.
Makenzie Newton, a graduate of New Boston High School, will attend Texas A&M University to major in animal science.
A graduate of Hamilton High School, Brody Rogers will attend Texas A&M University to major in animal science.
Bailey Teter is a Riesel High School graduate who will attend Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in meat science business.
Lone Star Ag Credit serves 48 Texas counties, providing financing for rural land, country homes, agribusinesses, livestock, and agricultural equipment and operating expenses. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Lone Star has credit offices in Abilene, Cleburne, Corsicana, Denton, Fort Worth, Georgetown, Hillsboro, Lampasas, Mount Pleasant, New Boston, Paris, Sherman, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Waco, and Weatherford.
For more information, contact a local branch office or visit LoneStarAgCredit.com.