Local students receive UGA scholarships

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Three Fayette students have been awarded scholarships through the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2015-16 school year.

Bethany Thomas of Fayetteville, studying biological sciences, has been selected to receive the Jo Ann Tollerson-Goodman Fund, awarded to a student enrolled in CAES at the University of Georgia Griffin campus. Bethany is the daughter of Greg and Angela Thomas of Fayetteville.

Kelly Marie Scheulin of Peachtree City, studying animal biology, has been selected to receive the E.G. Dawson Scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled in CAES. Kelly is the daughter of Eric and Margaret Scheulin of Peachtree City.

Ijeoma Okoye of Fayetteville, studying biological sciences, has been selected to receive the Lawrence G. and Mary Katherine B. Burk Scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled in CAES based on need, character and the promise of the student to make a positive impact in society. Ijeoma is the daughter of Elias and Veronica Okoye of Fayetteville.

Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia awards scholarships to eligible students enrolled in majors within the college. Funding for scholarships comes from a diverse assortment of sources and donors and is offered to help with college-related expenses. Scholarships allow students in the CAES to take advantage of opportunities they may only have while in college.

Founded in 1859, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia is the state’s home for cutting-edge research, student-focused instruction and Extension public service and outreach programs. On three campuses across Georgia – in Athens, Griffin and Tifton – CAES offers courses of study in 22 majors, 17 minors and 30 graduate programs that cover the breadth of agricultural, environmental and food sciences. In each field, students are able to work directly with world-class researchers who are finding answers to tomorrow’s food supply and environmental questions. For more information, visit www.caes.uga.edu.