Coleman Woman Named Recipient of $20,000 Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship

WACO, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A young woman from Coleman, Tx has been awarded a prestigious scholarship.

Shelbi Greaves of Coleman, Tx has been awarded the Texas Farm Bureau's prestigious S.M. True Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award.

The $20,000 scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of former Texas Farm Bureau President S.M. True, Jr., and is given out to a deserving student each year.  And according to current President Russell Boening, Greaves was more than deserving.  "Like former President True, Greaves sees people in need and does what she can to serve them. She also shares his great devotion to agriculture. We're proud to honor her with this award."

In high school, Shelbi Greaves began a program utilizing vouchers for students to get food for their families from a local grocery store. In the first three months of the program, nearly 150 people were reached.

Now a junior at Texas A&M, Greaves is studying agribusiness.

“When I first found out I got it, I just sat there. I was speechless. Then I just broke down and started crying. To actually receive it and know I have the support of Texas Farm Bureau in my education and everything else, it’s been a huge blessing and one that I can’t put into words.”

in addition to pursuing her degree, Greaves is a student worker at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture.  After graduating she hopes to pursue a masters degree and is considering a career in agribusiness. She is also a member of the Tom Green County Farm Bureau.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have at least 60 hours of college credit and be enrolled in a four-year college or university. To receive the full amount, recipients must continue to major in agriculture and maintain a satisfactory grade point average.

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