Duane Watson Scholarship for Exceptional Character in Agriculture

The Duane Watson Scholarship for Exceptional Character in Agriculture was created in honor of the late Duane Watson, who measured the value of the life he lived, by helping others. He did so, not seeking recognition, but because he genuinely cared about other people and wanted to brighten their day. He cherished his faith, family, friendships and farming.

Duane demonstrated valuable qualities that we hope to continue to see in the youth of the future: Hard working, honesty, integrity, humbleness, generosity and responsibility. We are looking for a student who has demonstrated these same qualities and intends to pursue a career in agriculture.

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will award one $2,000 scholarship:

  • Selection will be based on the applicant’s record of extracurricular activities, scholastic achievement and demonstration of exceptional character in agriculture.

  • Applicants must be high school seniors and plan to attend a two or four-year college on a full-time basis.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Crop Production, Livestock Production, Crop & Soil Science, Agricultural Technology, Agricultural Research, Sustainable Agriculture, or Agribusiness.

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2020.

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