Penn State Ag Sciences students receive Pa. Farm Show scholarships

University Park, Pa. -- Seven students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences were among 23 who were awarded scholarships by the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation during the 94th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The students were recognized before the show's junior livestock auction and sale of champions on Jan. 12.

The foundation awards scholarships to young people who are registered in a post-secondary educational institution and who have exhibited livestock at the Farm Show. To be chosen, students must exhibit leadership qualities and excellent academic performance, according to the foundation.

Since 2005, the College of Agricultural Sciences has contributed additional scholarship money to students enrolled in the college who receive Farm Show scholarships. The amount of this year's scholarship is $3,500, and the college will add $2,000, bringing the total to $5,500. The following are the seven Penn State recipients of 2010 Farm Show scholarships:

-- Constance Anderson, Saltsburg, Westmoreland County, a junior at University Park studying animal sciences.

-- Stephanie Beeman, Carlisle, Cumberland County, a junior at University Park studying agribusiness management.

-- Sarah Doyle, Red Lion, York County, a sophomore at University Park studying animal sciences.

-- Sarah Farley, Hazle Township, Luzerne County, a freshman at University Park studying animal sciences.

-- Ashley Gerstlauer, Philadelphia, a sophomore at Penn State Abington studying animal sciences.

-- Ryan Nolt, New Holland, Lancaster County, a sophomore at Penn State Berks studying animal sciences.

-- Cortney Wright, Cassville, Huntingdon County, a freshman at Penn State Altoona studying animal sciences.

The Farm Show Scholarship Foundation has awarded about $800,000 in scholarship money to 319 students since its founding in 1993.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010