Annual Mountaire Scholarship Program

Annual Mountaire Scholarship Program

Annual Mountaire Scholarship Program

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Annual Mountaire Scholarship

Every year, we award dozens of $2,500 scholarships to children and grandchildren of our employees, growers, and grain producers. At Mountaire, we value education and encourage our teams to pursue and hone their academic talents. Paying for college can be challenging, so we want to assist our people and their families in that endeavor.

The application period for the 2023/2024 academic year is now closed. It will reopen again in January of 2025.

Criteria

*Employee, Grower or Breeder scholarship: one parent/grandparent grows chickens for Mountaire or is employed by Mountaire Farms
*Grain scholarship: one parent/grandparent sells Mountaire a minimum of 10,000 bushels of grain per year
Be enrolled as full-time student (minimum of 12 credits per semester) in the most current school year.

Consideration will be given to the following (in no particular order): applicability of course study to any career in the poultry industry, giving back through community service, extracurricular activity, and academic performance.

Click here to see past winners.

The 2025/2026 Mountaire Scholarship program will open for applications in January 2025.

2024/2025 North Carolina winners

Jaylyn Baldwin

Jaylyn Baldwin

Daughter of Jessica Moore, Siler City processing plant | East Carolina University | Health Care
Macy Chapman

Macy Chapman

Daughter of Daniel Chapman breeder growers | North Carolina State University | Ag Education
Trace Chatham

Trace Chatham

Son of Cathy Chatham, breeder growers | Wilkes Community College | Agri-Business
Tylie Chatham

Tylie Chatham

Daughter of Trevor Chatham, breeder growers | Wilkes Community College | Agri-Business
Cheyenne Childers

Cheyenne Childers

Daughter of Justin Childers, breeder growers | Wilkes Community College | Agri-Business
Kaley Elliott

Kaley Elliott

Daughter of Jamie Elliott, grain producer | High Point University | Tourism and Event Management
Jailene Lemus Hurtado

Jailene Lemus Hurtado

Daughter of Juan Antonio Lemus Hurtado, Siler City processing plant | University of North Carolina Chapel Hill | Nursing
Eric Inman

Eric Inman

Son of Nicole Evans, Siler City processing plant | University of Memphis | Architecture
Ro Liani

Ro Liani

Daughter of Suan Hmung, broiler grower | University of North Carolina Pembroke | Medicine
Kristen Locklear

Kristen Locklear

Daughter of Eugene Locklear, Lumber Bridge processing plant | University of North Carolina Pembroke | Nursing
Kyra Locklear

Kyra Locklear

Daughter of Fabian Locklear, Lumber Bridge processing plant | Campbell University | Biology
Ann Nguyen

Ann Nguyen

Daughter of Toan Nguyen, broiler growers | University of North Carolina | Public Health
David Pickett

David Pickett

Son of Kathleen Wall | North Carolina A & T University | Biology
Leslie Ramirez

Leslie Ramirez

Daughter of Florencio Ramirez Gonzalez, Siler City processing plant | Central Carolina Community College | Business
Emily Rubio Perez

Emily Rubio Perez

Daughter of Pablo Rubio, Siler City processing plant | Appalachian State University | History
Kaylee Thomas

Kaylee Thomas

Daughter of Tiffany Thomas, Lumber Bridge processing plant | East Carolina University | Biology

2024/2025 Shore Winners

Kiersten Anderson

Kiersten Anderson

Daughter of Roland West, grain producer | Delaware Technical and Community College | Nursing
Camille Bello

Camille Bello

Daughter of Lily Bello, Selbyville processing plant | University of Delaware | Health Behavior Science
Mindy Blevins

Mindy Blevins

Daughter of Charles Blevins, Frankford Feed Mill | Wilmington University | Organizational Leadership
Autumn Drew

Autumn Drew

Daughter of Mark Drew, broiler growers | Wor-Wic Community College | Environmental Studies
Taylor Harding

Taylor Harding

Daughter of Erik Field, Wye Mills Grain Elevator | Eastern University | Nursing
Raegan Kansak

Raegan Kansak

Daughter of Jeffrey Lynch, broiler growers | University of Delaware | Elementary Education
Chase Murray

Chase Murray

Son of Margaret Murray, broiler growers | Delaware Technical and Community College | Business
Brock O'Day

Brock O'Day

Son of William O'Day, grain producer | University of Kentucky | Agri-Business
Eunsol Park

Eunsol Park

Daughter of Kim Miri, Selbyville processing plant | Wor-Wic Community College | Biochemistry
Ethan Patey

Ethan Patey

Grandson of Howard Webb, grain producer | Salisbury University | Business
Tyler Patey

Tyler Patey

Grandson of Howard Webb, grain producer | Delaware Technical Community College
Estrella Ramos

Estrella Ramos

Daughter of Julie Ramos, Millsboro processing plant | Bridgewater College | Music Education
Carson Rayne

Carson Rayne

Son of Daniel Rayne, broiler growers | University of Kentucky | Ag Science
Cecilia Uebel

Cecilia Uebel

Daughter of Bostik Johnson, Selbyville processing plant | University of Delaware | Sustainable Food Systems
Cade Vanderslice

Cade Vanderslice

Son of Patrick Vanderslice of the Selbyville Grow out team | Regent University | Agri-Business
Lawrence Wilson

Lawrence Wilson

Son of Melissa Wilson, Safety | Towson University | Business