Applications are now available for the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship.
Stoudemire was a former Lincoln County Agricultural Extension Chairman and a highly regarded member of the community for almost 30 years.
Although I never had the chance to meet him, I have had the opportunity to meet his family as well as many former friends and clients.
It’s obvious that he made a great impact on this community.
Stoudemire Scholarships are awarded annually to Lincoln County residents who will be pursuing a degree program at a North Carolina accredited college, university, community college, or technical institute.
Priority will be given to individuals pursuing a degree related to agriculture, natural resources, forestry, family and consumer sciences or other areas related to the work of the Extension Service. Students entering college in 2014 or those already enrolled may apply.
Applications for the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship are available from high school guidance counselors, horticulture teachers, family and consumer science teachers and from the Cooperative Extension Service in Lincoln County.
The Extension Service is located on the first floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
Students may also apply for the Lincoln County Farmer Terracing Association scholarship using this same application.
The Terracing Scholarship is open to Lincoln County high school seniors and does not give priority to any paticular majors.
However, the student must plan to attend a college in North Carolina.
So if a student meets the requirements for the Stoudemire and Terracing Scholarships, they will be considered for both.
Completed applications with supplemental materials must be received by the Extension Service by the close of business on January 31, 2014.
For more information, call 704-736-8461 or e-mail Leigh_Guth@ncsu.edu. We can send you either a paper or electronic version of the application.
Kevin Starr is Lincoln County Extension Director for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.