Courtney Jinkens, a Chelsea High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.
Each year the OKFB YF&R committee presents $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an Oklahoma accredited institution of higher learning and is available to all members of Oklahoma Farm Bureau.
“Each of these scholarship recipients represents the bright future of Oklahoma agriculture and our rural communities,” said Nocona Cook, OKFB YF&R chairman. “The YF&R committee could not be more proud to support these students as they blaze their own path in agriculture.”
After graduating in May, Jinkens plans to major in agricultural business at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma.
Other students receiving the award include Tori Booker, Jackson County; Erin Slagell, Blaine County; Faith Howe, Murray County; Callie Clifton, Choctaw County; Tabor Budy, Woods County; Colt Jones, Garvin County; and Jaden Brunnemer, Payne County.
The eight scholarship recipients have a wide variety of career aspirations and have chosen degrees across the agriculture industry including plant and soil science, agribusiness, agricultural economics, agricultural communications and animal science biotechnology.