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COA Foundation Announces $4,000 for Agribusiness Scholarships

Currituck County — College of The Albemarle (COA) Foundation received $4,000 from the Albemarle Soil and Water Conservation District for Agribusiness scholarships. The funds will establish annual scholarships for students enrolled in the Agribusiness Technology program.

Students who are enrolled full time in COA’s Agribusiness Technology program in pursuit of an Associate in Applied Science degree are encouraged to apply. Students applying must also be a resident of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank or Perquimans Counties and demonstrate a financial need.

The presentation of the newly formed scholarship was held at the Albemarle Soil and Water Conservation District’s meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10. “We are appreciative of this scholarship and the opportunity it will provide for our students,” said Robin Zinsmeister, Dean of Workforce Development and Career Readiness programs. “Our goal in this program is to ensure students have exposure to diverse opportunities in the field of Agriculture throughout our service area. Partnering with the Albemarle Soil and Water Conservation District starts us on that path.”

“This is the first Agribusiness scholarship for COA and the Foundation is excited to collaborate with the Albemarle Soil and Water Conservation District to make an impact on the lives of our students, as they acquire the education essential to the future of the thriving Agriculture industry,” shared Amy Alcocer, Executive Director, COA Foundation.