House of Raeford Farms has awarded $35,000 in college scholarships to 14 children of its associates across the southeastern United States. This was the first time the organization had offered the program which will assist students in the 2014–2015 school year.
The board of directors of House of Raeford Farms’ FLOCK, a non-profit organization serving House of Raeford associates as well as local communities, and the experienced staff of its partner Scholarship Management Services made the selections from 29 applicants based on a variety of criteria.
There was at least one scholarship given from all of the company’s complexes and plants that were operating at the beginning of 2014.
“Our company has made a concerted effort to touch the lives of young people and provide assistance as they strive to be successful in their life pursuits”, said Bob Johnson, president and CEO of the company. “We hope this scholarship program will be a valuable resource as these students seek to achieve their dreams.”
Based on early responses from scholarship winners, the financial assistance seems to have made a significant difference in people’s lives. Details regarding scholarships for the 2015–2016 academic year will be announced in the spring of 2015.