Agricultural group awards scholarships

Published 9:02 pm Saturday, June 15, 2013

Two students from Suffolk were among those awarded scholarships this year from the Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation Inc. Scholarships totaling $82,000 will be awarded to two organizations and 76 students residing in Central and Eastern Virginia and Southern Maryland.

Michael Cole Estienne will attend Virginia Tech with a scholarship from the Fred C. Jackson Memorial Endowment.

Kasey Rae Askew received a scholarship from the Phate and Annie Hodges Memorial Endowment and will attend James Madison University.


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The Foundation was established by Colonial Farm Credit 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.