November 5, 2015
Bradshaw receives $5,000 scholarship
Cameron Bradshaw, a freshman in agriculture from Jetmore, received a $5,000 scholarship from the National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program.
Established in May, the National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program awarded 19 scholarships to college students nationwide who are pursuing agriculture-related study. Funded by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Foundation, the scholarship supports the development of a new generation of African American farmers.
Scholarship recipients were selected based upon several criteria, including academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in agricultural and community activities, and career goals and objectives.
The National Black Farmers Association is a nonprofit organization representing African-American farmers and their families in the United States. As an association, it serves tens of thousands of members nationwide. The association's education and advocacy efforts have been focused on civil rights, land retention, access to public and private loans, education and agricultural training, and rural economic development for black and other small farmers.