Foundation awards scholarships

Published 8:29 pm Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation Inc. has selected the recipients of its 2012 scholarship program.

Michael Estienne

Two Suffolk students are among the recipients. Scholarships totaling $89,000 will be awarded to two organizations and 85 students residing in Central and Eastern Virginia and Southern Maryland.

Michael Cole Estienne and Robert Mark Estienne are the recipients of the scholarships. Michael received the Fred C. Jackson Memorial Endowment by the Trustees of Fred C. Jackson Memorial Scholarship Trust, and Robert received the Smithfield Jr. Market Hog Show Endowment by the Smithfield Jr. Market Hog Show.


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Colonial Farm Credit established the foundation in 1990 to promote education and community enrichment through educational scholarships and support of programs and services offered by community organizations. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who exhibit an aptitude for learning and a desire for self-improvement through education. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships.

Robert Estienne

To receive an application for next year’s scholarships or for more information, call 804-746-4581 ext. 1125, or write Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation Inc., 7104 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, or email