State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame, NCSU establish scholarship fund
Animal science students at N.C. State University will soon have a new scholarship available to them, thanks to the generosity of members of the N.C. State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame.
Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler and NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Johnny Wynne recently signed an agreement establishing the N.C. State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame Animal Science Scholarship Endowment.
Beginning in 2008, scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to one or more undergraduate students in the N.C. State Department of Animal Science. The scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit, quality of character, leadership ability and understanding of animal agriculture. Priority will be given to students with a background, interest or career plans in large animal and production animal agriculture.
Awards will be for one year and may be renewed if the recipient maintains a 2.8 grade point average in animal science courses.
The scholarship endowment has a goal of $50,000, and at press time had received pledges totaling $25,000, said James Smith, a Livestock Hall of Fame member and chairman of the endowment committee.
Livestock Hall of Fame members who contribute at least $1,000 to the endowment will be recognized as charter members on a plaque to be placed in the Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds.
Memorials in honor of deceased Hall of Fame inductees will be accepted from family members and friends.
For information about contributing to the scholarship endowment, contact Keith Oakley, president of the N.C. Agricultural Foundation, at (919) 515-9262.