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NC Peanut Growers Association Establishes Scholarship at UMO


NC Peanut Growers Association Establishes Scholarship at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE - The NC Peanut Growers Association has established an annual scholarship for University of Mount Olive students in the amount of $1,000. 


“We are so appreciative of the NC Peanut Growers Association Board of Directors for their decision to establish a scholarship at UMO,” stated Dr. Philip P. Kerstetter, president of the University.  “Our agriculture programs are our fastest growing majors, and that is not surprising given the importance of agriculture in this region and all of North Carolina.  Our agriculture students – and ultimately our state – will benefit from the philanthropy of this worthwhile organization for decades to come.”


The NC Peanut Growers Association Scholarship will provide opportunities for worthy and qualified students who are pursuing majors in agriculture.  Recipients must demonstrate strong evidence of personal integrity, moral character, good citizenship, academic promise, and a sincere commitment to attaining an education.  Priority will be given to students from a farming background with first preference going to a student whose family is engaged in some form of peanut production and/or processing.  The scholarship can be renewable as long as the recipient meets all qualifications. 


The first scholarship will be awarded during the 2017-2018 academic year.


The NC Peanut Growers Association is located in Nashville, North Carolina. The organization primarily operates in the peanut farm business / industry within the agricultural production - crops sector. The organization has been operating for approximately 64 years. NC Peanut Growers Association is estimated to generate $851,382 in annual revenues.


The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit

Pictured (L-R) seated:  UMO President Dr. Philip P. Kerstetter and Bob Sutter, CEO with the NC Peanut Growers Association, Inc..  Standing:  Dr. Sandy Maddox, Director of the Lois G. Agribusiness Center at UMO and Edward Olive, Assistant Director of the Lois G. Agribusiness Center.