Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative awards two college scholarships to deserving students within its service area each year. One scholarship is awarded to a high school senior and the other to a student enrolled in college. The $2,000 scholarships help students with college tuition, fees and books.
Chasody Lynn Reed is a 2015 graduate of North Sand Mountain High School. She was a member of the Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Students and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. She was a Science Club officer and participated in the Personal Responsibility in Daily Excellence (P.R.I.D.E) club, and she was also the Youth Tour speech competition winner for the Foundation of Rural Services. She attended the Creative Writing Conference at Chattanooga State. Reed also worked as an assistant coach of a Bryant Elementary School basketball team. After attending Northeast Alabama Community College, Reed plans to transfer to Jacksonville State University to study psychology.
Miranda Ward is a University of Alabama graduate and currently in the top 10 percent in the Physician Assistant program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants and a Fyffe High School graduate. She has volunteered her time fundraising with the Children’s Miracle Network, the National Eating Disorders Association, American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. She worked spreading awareness about eating disorders and founded www.unseenobsession.weebly.com. Ward was also a member of The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band trumpet line. After graduation, she plans to work as a surgical or primary care physician assistant in rural Alabama in addition to volunteering in free medical clinics providing health care to those who do not have insurance.