MONTICELLO, AR — Ashley Newcomb of Royal and Synthia Scott of Searcy have been selected to receive the 2016-17 Robert C. Kirst Endowed Scholarship presented annually by the School of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
The Robert C. Kirst Scholarship was established by the UAM Agriculture Alumni Society to honor Professor Emeritus of Agriculture Robert Kirst following his retirement from UAM in 1998. The scholarship is awarded to an agriculture major. The Alumni Society initiated an annual fund-raising activity every November prior to the opening day of deer season with the proceeds designated for the Kirst Scholarship.
Newcomb is a junior animal science major while Scott is a senior, also majoring in animal science. For more information, contact the School of Agriculture at (870) 460-1014.
PHOTO CAPTION: Ashley Newcomb (left) and Synthia Scott (right) are the recipients of the 2016-17 Robert C. Kirst Endowed Scholarship. Also pictured is Dr. Jason Cater of the UAM agriculture faculty.
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