College freshman harvests two agricultural scholarships

Lacey Green will study agribusiness at Laramie Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming this year she'll also be getting a bargain.

Green claimed two scholarships for the upcoming school year. She received a $1,000 scholarship from Ford Trucks and Craig Ford-Mercury. The Ford Truck FFA (Future Farmers of America) Scholarship is one of 330 awarded by Ford Truck to FFA members. The recipients must be high school seniors planning to attend college.

This is the third year of the program, which this year attracted 3,442 applicants.

Each of 318 scholarships will be awarded on behalf of participating Ford truck dealerships, and 12 additional scholarships will be awarded nationwide by Ford Truck.

Green's hard work also earned her the year 2000 Moffat County Cowbells and Cattlemen's Scholarship Award. The $500 scholarship is sponsored by the two groups to further agricultural interests in the area, according to Mary Kihlstrom, President of the Cowbells. Kihlstrom said Green fit all the criteria for the award.

"She's been involved in this stuff (agriculture) forever," Kihlstrom said. "She's been active in 4-H and FFA all through high school, and she also had an excellent application." Kihlstrom also said academics played a key role, and Green maintained good grades all through school.

Green has already departed for school, and her brother Chad said she was excited about her freshman year and grateful for the help from Ford, the Cowbells and the Cattlemen's Association.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.