ECC announces two $2,500 Ag scholarship recipients
Two Ellsworth Community College incoming freshmen have been awarded a prestigious ECC Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. Nathaniel Morgan of Larrabee, Iowa, and Garrett McNeely of Jamestown, Missouri, will each receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Considerations for the scholarships include majoring in an agriculture-related program and having a good academic record, character, and work ethic. The applicants also were required to document evidence of their leadership abilities.
The Commitment to Agriculture scholarships are designed for students entering production agriculture, enrolled in agriculture, agribusiness, animal science, farm management, precision agriculture, or the renewable energy technology programs. These awards were made possible with interest money from gifts made by Bob and Arlene Hamilton, Bruce Rastetter, the Ellsworth College Foundation, and the Ellsworth College Board of Trustees.
Ellsworth Community College Agriculture students enjoy the Ag & Renewable Energy Center, located just south of Iowa Falls and adjacent to the Ellsworth Equestrian Center. The 17,753 square foot Ag facility has classrooms, a conference room, business incubator labs, a biotechnology lab, faculty offices and also houses the State Metrology Laboratory. ECC’s agriculture programs also include Agriculture Science/Transfer and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
For more information about Ellsworth Community College, contact the ECC Admissions office at 1-800-322-9235 or 641-648-8524. Additional information can be found on the college website at www.EllsworthCollege.com.