Perdue Farms Awards $75,000 in Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation Scholarships to 15 Children of Perdue Associates and Farm Partners

June 25, 2018

Salisbury, Md. (Monday, June 25, 2018) — Perdue Farms, through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has awarded $75,000 in scholarships to 15 children of Perdue associates and independent contract farmers.  

The Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, awarded each student a $5,000 scholarship. The Foundation was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. The Foundation has awarded scholarships to children of its associates and independent farm family partners every year since 1983.

The 10 children of Perdue associates who received scholarships are:  

Camille M. Ashby, daughter of Todd and Elizabeth Ashby of Churchville, Va., will attend Alderson Broaddus College. She plans to pursue a degree in exercise science and a career in physical therapy.

Alex Matthews, son of Meral and Tammy Matthews of Crossville, Tenn., will attend Pensacola Christian College. He plans to pursue a degree in natural sciences and go to dental school to become a pediatric dentist.

Rebekah J. Maupin, daughter of Daniel and Deborah Maupin of Salisbury, Md., will attend Elon University. She wants to pursue a degree in strategic communications.

Rachel T. Morin, daughter of Richard and Laura Morin of Emerson, N.J., will attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables. She wants to pursue a degree in applied mathematics and then go to medical school.

Pranav Papali, son of Vimal and Bindu Papali of Salisbury, Md., will attend University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He wants to pursue a degree in engineering.

Megan D. Perdue, daughter of Dale and Lori Perdue of Seaford, Del., will attend James Madison University. She wants to pursue a degree in biology.

Noelle L. Price, daughter of Steven and Katie Price of Mount Vernon, Wash., will attend Brigham Young University-Idaho. She wants to pursue a degree in math education to become a high school teacher. 

India M. Smith, daughter of Joe and Dina Smith of Ashland, Va., will attend Hampton University to pursue a degree in business. She wants to turn her passion for clothing into a career as a fashion buyer.

Molly E. Vanhoy, daughter of Scott and Robin Vanhoy, and Shannon Vanhoy of Catawba, N.C., will attend North Carolina State University. She plans to pursue a degree in biology and go to medical school to become a pediatric surgeon.  

Amber H. Whittington, daughter of David and Kim Whittington of Corydon, Indiana, will attend the Indiana University of Bloomington. She plans to pursue a degree in marketing with a focus on fashion.

The five children of Perdue farmers who received scholarships are:

Leanna J. Basye, daughter of John and Lisa Basye of Baker, W.Va., will attend Shepherd University. She plans to study secondary education to become a history and social studies teacher. 

Emily G. Brake, daughter of Steven and Nancy Brake of Pinetops, N.C., will attend North Carolina State University at Raleigh. She wants to pursue a degree in engineering.

Dylan M. Eure, son of David and Kathryn Eure of Gates, N.C., will attend Campbell University to pursue a degree in political science. He wants to attend law school, so he can practice business law and eventually run for political office.

Kaitlyn Q. Kostrzebski, daughter of Kenneth and Christina Kostrzebski of Macclesfield, N.C., will attend Wake Technical Community College. She plans to study dental hygiene. 

Kelsey N. Sponaugle, daughter of Cindy and Kevin Sponaugle of Brandywine, W.Va., will attend Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. She wants to pursue a degree in radiology technology. 

About the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work. At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture®.

About Perdue Farms
We’re a fourth-generation, family-owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services. 

The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and the company is the largest producer of organic chicken in the U.S. Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.

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