Alabama Ag Credit Doubles Scholarship Fund


This last semester has been tough on all students in one way or another. Some are missing their high school graduation. Others have had to move off campus earlier than expected. And some students or their families have lost income.

Due to these uncertain times, Alabama Ag Credit has chosen to expand its college scholarship program this year and award 23 scholarships, instead of 10 as initially planned. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000.


“For the Alabama Ag Credit Board of Directors, the decision to more than double our annual scholarship fund was an easy one,” said Doug Thiessen, Alabama Ag Credit chief executive officer. “If there’s ever a time young people need the support and generosity of their community, it’s now. We hope these scholarships will make a difference for the 23 student recipients as they start their next school year – whatever that may look like this fall.”

Congratulations to the association’s 2020 scholarship winners:

Student Name


Shelby Marsh

Auburn University

Blake Carroll

Auburn University

Peyton Parkman

Auburn University

Mathew Prater

Auburn University

Alesia McGraw

Auburn University

Hudson Hines

Coastal Alabama Community College

Caleb Jordan

Coastal Alabama Community College

Caleb Powell

Coastal Alabama Community College

Nicholas Walton Saunders

Enterprise State Community College

Taylor Paris

Jacksonville State University

Garrett Barefoot

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

Jacob Meadows

Mississippi State University

Caroline Parkman

Mississippi State University

Emily Strickland

Mississippi State University

Emma Wendland

Samford University

Aaron Trawick

University of Alabama

Hill Stabler

University of Alabama

Reid Shackelford

Trenholm State Community College

Noah Carnley

Troy University

Rebecca Starling

Troy University

Sidney Davis

Troy University

Patrick McNeil

University of Alabama Birmingham

Chole Nance

Wallace Community College


The scholarship program was open to Alabama Ag Credit borrowers’ children and grandchildren attending an institution of higher education.

In addition to this scholarship program, Alabama Ag Credit awards scholarships for students at the two land grant universities in its territory, Auburn University and Tuskegee University.