CAES scholarship is in full bloom this season, with the recent award announcements of the inaugural Cheatham-White Scholarships, the Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholars, and the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence. All awards are predicated on high grade-point averages and demonstrated scholarship.
“Excellence in academics has always been part of the mission for the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and these students are examples of this ideal,” says Dr. Antoine Alston, CAES associate dean for academic studies.
The University announced this week the names of the 20 Dowdy Scholars, whose endowments are bestowed in honor of the university’s sixth president, the late Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy and his wife, Elizabeth. Three of those awardees — 15 percent of the total number of recipients — will study in the CAES. Those incoming scholars to the CAES are:
- Lia Artis of Chester, Va., who will major in food and nutritional science.
- Jaylah Autry of Bayboro, an animal science major.
- Quincey Lee of Holly Hill, S.C., an animal science major.