Previous Scholarship Recipients

Jona Fletcher, from Martinsville, Indiana, received a $1,000 Scholarship. She is a junior at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jona is a pre-vet major pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in biology and plans to attend Purdue University Veterinary School. She was a 10 year member of 4-H and has owned goats her entire life. She is a certified member of the Morgantown Technical Large Animal Rescue Team (TLEAR) and has volunteered at Allen Farms since 2017 to rehabilitate orphaned white tail deer. Jona did a power point presentation on Scrapie in the United States. View Jona's Project

Kyler Mason,from Bedford, Indiana, received a $1,000 Scholarship. She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School this past May and will be attending Vincennes University for 2 years before transferring to Purdue University to pursue a degree in Ag Education. Kyler has been an integral part of his family’s K2M Farms since 2009 when they purchased their first Boer goats. Kyler is an FFA member and was a 10 year member of 4-H and has shown both at 4-H and open shows. He has helped with the 4-H Goat Club teaching others about the goat industry and in addition to teaching, he would like to become an FFA Advisor. Kyler did a tri-fold poster presentation on scrapie and Q Fever. View Kyler's Project

Courtney Newman, from Fort Collins, Colorado, received a $1,000 Scholarship. She is a freshman at University of Wyoming studying Agricultural Economics and Animal Science. She graduated from high school last May with a high school diploma in addition to Associate degrees in Agriculture Business and Animal Science from Aims Community College. Courtney raises LaMancha dairy goats and has shown dairy goats competitively across the country. She has been heavily involved in 4-H and was named an All-American at the 2017 National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. Courtney did a tri-fold poster presentation on both scrapie and Q Fever.  View Courtney's Project

Leigha Whitaker, from Dyer, Tennessee, received a $1,000 Scholarship. She is a freshman at the 2 year Dyersburg State Community College. She plans to continue her education after that at the University of Tennessee to pursue a degree in Animal Science. Leigha is a member of the American Boer Goat Association and has her own herd of 86 registered Boer Goats, all of which were purchased using her winnings from her fair and show money, savings and profits from selling offspring from her goat herd. Leigha wrote an eight page paper with references on scrapie. View Leigha's Project

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