LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Women in Agriculture (AWIA) has named Warrenesha Arnold and Ashley Hollis as 2021 scholarship recipients. Each was awarded a $500 scholarship for the fall 2021 semester.
Warrenesha Arnold, from Marianna, is a student at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville studying human nutrition and dietetics. While serving as a summer intern for the Agricultural Demonstration and Outreach Center, Arnold said she was positively impacted in her understanding of healthy foods. She hopes to become a licensed clinical dietician, with the goal of supporting Arkansans with chronic diseases and other nutritional deficiencies.
Ashley Hollis found a passion for agriculture and rodeo while competing in rodeo queen competitions. Originally from Hamburg, she currently serves as the 2020 Miss Crossett PRCA Rodeo Queen and is studying animal science at Southern Arkansas University. Hollis is interning with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS). Her future goals include educating the public about agriculture and helping farmers bring their production to peak performance.
“We’re proud to recognize Warrenesha and Ashley for their accomplishments and future career plans,” said AWIA President Donette Spann. “Our organization is committed to helping grow and develop women involved in all aspects of agriculture. Our scholarship program is just one way we’re able to demonstrate our commitment to young women pursuing careers in ag.”
Arkansas Women in Agriculture, Inc. is a private non-profit whose main goals are to provide educational programming and a network of support for women involved in agriculture.