Southwest Georgia Farm Credit presented two local seniors with $1,000 scholarships to pursue their college education.
THOMASVILLE – Southwest Georgia Farm Credit presented two local seniors with $1,000 scholarships to pursue their college education. Matthew Green of Thomasville High Scholars Academy and John Stauffer of Brookwood School were among the 2016 recipients.
Both scholarship winners plan to attend the University of Georgia with Mr. Green pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Mr. Stauffer pursuing a degree in Finance. .
“Matthew and John exemplify the kind of student we wanted to help by providing these scholarships,” said Al Nicholson, Relationship Manager at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “They are great role models and we are delighted to award scholarships to each of them.”
In the sixth year of its scholarship program, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit commits $4,000 each year to area students, awarding four seniors with $1,000 each.
Also winning scholarships were Earl G. “Dru” Ford, IV of Westwood Schools in Camilla and Persia Schontel Tillman of Randolph-Clay High School in Cuthbert.
Headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit (www.SWGAFarmCredit.com) 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.
PHOTO CUTLINE: John Stauffer, left, and Matthew Green, right, were each presented a Southwest Georgia Farm Credit scholarship by Al Nicholson, Relationship Manager. John and Matthew were two of four scholarship recipients for 2016.