By Dr. Fred Swain, Chairman of the Eastern Junior Funding Auction |
The Eastern Simmental Junior funding committee initiated a scholarship actively designated to be for an Eastern Junior member for 2019. The initial scholarship discussion was for one scholarship in this initial year; however, as some additional donations were made, it was decided to award two scholarships this year.
There were seven very qualified applications which were reviewed, each of which was very high quality, but a decision had to be made. The interview committee chose Emily Ivey and Olivia Branum. We are looking forward to continuing this scholarship function in 2020 and encourage this year’s applicants who were not chosen to reapply as well as other interested juniors in the Eastern Region.
Photo: Left to right: Emily Ivey, Dr. Fred Swain, and Olivia Branum.