Senator James D. Speed Achievement Scholarship

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The Senator James D. Speed Achievement Scholarship is presented to a deserving Junior BeefSenator James D. Speed Exhibitor, age 14-18 years old, in the Jr. Market Steer and/or Jr. Beef Heifer competition. The scholarship continues the legacy that Senator Speed created as a 32-year member of the North Carolina State Legislature and through his commitment and dedication to agricultural interests.

To honor his memory, the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association is honoring him by establishing and presenting an academic scholarship to an outstanding achiever in the Junior Beef Program. The scholarship is funded through an endowment in the NC Cooperative Extension Service Foundation. The Senator James D. Speed Achievement Scholarship is valued at $500. The Achievement Scholar will demonstrate strong leadership skills, integrity, good sportsmanship, achievement of goals, and be an advocate of today’s agricultural industry. The scholar will be selected by the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Committee and will be announced at the NC State Fair.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants should download the scholarship application >> James Speed Achievement Award , or call (919)496-3344 for an application. Applications are due by September 15th to be considered for the scholarship.

The Senator James D. Speed Achievement Scholarship will be awarded during the scholar’s freshman year and will be made payable to the scholar’s selected institution of higher education on behalf of the named scholar.