Taylor Brandt in Food Science Earns Homegrown by Heroes Scholarship
Taylor Brandt is a Bumpers College student majoring in food science with minors in agricultural business and horticulture.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Taylor Brandt, a U of A student in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, has been named recipient of a Homegrown by Heroes scholarship for 2020.
The program is sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas and the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.
Brandt, a sophomore majoring in food science, earned a scholarship for $1,500. Also an Arkansas Alumni Scholar, he is from Bentonville, and minoring in agricultural business and horticulture.
The Homegrown by Heroes scholarship program is open to military veterans, currently serving military personnel, their spouses and children who are pursuing an agricultural or an agricultural-related degree. Funding for the scholarships is provided by Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas. Selection of recipients was based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities, financial need and family circumstances.
The Homegrown by Heroes scholarship is affiliated with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Homegrown by Heroes program that helps farmer veterans market their local agricultural products by labeling them as veteran-grown and produced.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.
About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.
Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
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