Mercer County students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships

 

Louisville, KY (July 6, 2018) – Ashley Nichole Nolan and Austin James Arnold, both seniors at Mercer County Senior High, are the recipients of college scholarships from Mercer County Farm Bureau. In partnership with County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded $465,400 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

Ashley Nolan was awarded a $1,000 "Mercer County Farm Bureau Young Farmer Scholarship.” After graduating from high school, Nolan plans to attend Morehead State University to pursue a degree in agriculture. Nolan resides in Harrodsburg, KY.

Austin Arnold was awarded $1,000 “Mercer County Farm Bureau Scholarship.” Arnold will attend the University of Kentucky to obtain a degree in computer engineering. He is the son of Michael and Marjorie Arnold of Harrodsburg, KY.

Farm Bureau scholarships, offered annually, are awarded to recipients who display the greatest levels of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

 

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