Auburn Poultry Students Receive Record $57,500 in APEA Scholarships
Auburn University poultry science students received $57,500 in Alabama Poultry and Egg Association, or APEA, scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. This is the largest amount ever rewarded on behalf of APEA.
A program recognizing the students was held Nov. 1 at the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center in Auburn.
Clay Conway, poultry production senior, expressed gratitude for APEA’s support.
“Receiving an APEA scholarship is rewarding,” the Cullman native said. “To know the work I, and all other students who are awarded a scholarship, put in is true motivation for us to continue to do well in our studies and as we look toward heading into the job market after graduation. I’m very grateful to the organization.”
APEA President Casey Jones said preparing the next group of students to enter the poultry workforce is part of the organization’s mission.
“We’re betting big on the future of the poultry industry with these students,” Jones said. “I can name many names of people who have received scholarships in the past and are now leaders in our industry and state. We know this program pays dividends.”
Scholarship applications for the 2022-23 academic year are open now until March 15. Visit alabamapoultry.org/scholarships for more information and to apply.