House of Raeford is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the 2015 Marvin and Grace Johnson Poultry Scholarships. The scholarships are made available to students studying poultry science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Chandler Keck of Albemarle and Amanda Wheaton of Dudley were each awarded a scholarship worth $4,000 during a banquet at NC State University in Raleigh in April.

Keck is a rising sophomore and Poultry Science and Animal Science major, and Amanda Wheaton is a rising.

“These high-achieving students represent the future of the poultry industry,” said Bob Johnson, CEO of House of Raeford Farms. “We could not be more proud to support their education and their aspirations. They are what our investments in our future leaders are all about, and we are honored to play a role in their

The scholarship endowment recognizes the contributions of E. Marvin Johnson and his wife, Grace Powell Johnson, to the poultry and food industries. Johnson Poultry Scholarships have been provided to eight NC State students since the fall of 2009. Marvin Johnson’s family founded what is today House of Raeford Farms, Inc., which sells chicken products and operates grow out operations and processing facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana.

Priority for the scholarships is given to applicants from communities where the Company has processing and farm operations. In addition to tuition and fees, scholarship recipients have the opportunity to participate in summer internships coordinated by House of Raeford Farms and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.