Pa. Farm Show Foundation awards scholarships to Penn State students

January 12, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Thirteen students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences were among 25 who were awarded scholarships by the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation during the 95th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The students were recognized before the show's Junior Livestock Auction and Sale of Champions on Jan. 11.

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 good standing 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 13 College of Agricultural Sciences recipients of 2011 Farm Show scholarships:

-- Denise Beam, Elversen, Chester County, a freshman at Penn State Berks studying animal sciences.

-- Amanda Dobbs, Newport, Perry County, a sophomore at Penn State Altoona studying animal sciences.

-- Brandon Dunlap, Shippensburg, Franklin County, a junior at University Park majoring in agribusiness management.

-- Hannah Grim, East Berlin, Adams County, a freshman at Penn State York studying animal sciences.

-- Kimberly Langhans, Elizabethville, Dauphin County, a freshman at University Park studying animal sciences.

-- Troy Longnecker, Annville, Lebanon County, a freshman at University Park studying animal sciences.

-- Anthony Miller, Northern Cambria, Indiana County, a senior at University Park majoring in agricultural systems management.

-- Laura Pifer, Rochester Mills, Indiana County, a sophomore at University Park studying animal sciences.

-- Jena Sigel, Breezewood, Bedford County, a freshman at Penn State Altoona studying animal sciences.

-- Robyn Terrel, Honesdale, Wayne County, a junior at University Park majoring in animal sciences.

-- Justene Testa, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, a freshman at University Park studying animal sciences.

-- Rebecca Wenger, Annville, Lebanon County, a senior at University Park majoring in agricultural and extension education.

-- Hannah Wentworth, Quarryville, Lancaster County, a junior at University Park majoring in animal sciences.

In addition to the College of Agricultural Sciences scholarship recipients, two other Penn State students also were awarded Farm Show scholarships. They are:

-- Laura Dewalt, Northampton County, a junior at University Park majoring in bio-behavioral health; and

-- Lexie Matthews, Washington County, a junior at Penn State Fayette majoring in business management and marketing.

The Farm Show Scholarship Foundation has awarded nearly $900,000 in scholarship money to 344 students since its founding in 1993.
 

  • Fifteen Penn State students -- 13 enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences -- received scholarships from the Pa. Farm Show Scholarship Foundation on Jan. 11. Pictured with the Penn State recipients are Marcos Fernandez (standing, far left), the college's associate dean for undergraduate education, and Bruce McPheron, dean of the college.

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