Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Announces Local Scholarship Winner

CAMILLA – Southwest Georgia Farm Credit today presented Westwood Schools senior Akshay Patel a $1,000 scholarship to pursue his college education. Mr. Patel plans to attend Georgia Tech to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering.
4-28-17-Akshay-Patel-Scholarship-Winner.jpg"Akshay has committed himself to excellence in all that he sets out to do, both in the classroom and in the community," said Josh McGalliard, Relationship Manager at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “It is a pleasure to award him with this scholarship."

In the seventh year of its scholarship program, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit commits $4,000 each year to area students, awarding four seniors with $1,000 each.

Other scholarship winners include Sutton Bridges of Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, Sarah Michael Farrington of Bainbridge High School in Bainbridge, and Sydney Thomas of Miller County High School in Colquitt.

Headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit ( supports farmers and farm businesses, as well as rural property owners, providing safe, sound, dependable financing. The association is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of agricultural and rural lending institutions cooperatively owned by their borrowers. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm, through its constant commitment to competitive lending and expert financial services.