Cape Fear Farm Credit Announces 2022 Scholarship Winners

Haleigh Fields, West Bladen High School

Cape Fear Farm Credit recently announced their 2022 scholarship winners. This year, Cape Fear Farm Credit distributed over $22,000 in local scholarships to deserving students to a variety of scholarship opportunities including a local high school scholarship awarded to high school seniors who reside in, or are connected to, an agricultural operation in a county served by Cape Fear Farm Credit. Additional scholarships distributed to support academic excellence, community involvement and leadership for students committed to southeastern North Carolina agriculture and rural communities include N.C. 4-H, N.C. FFA, AgYouth Leadership, and diversity. To expand Cape Fear Farm Credit’s commitment to the next generation of agriculture, a new scholarship was added for this year’s distribution to support students within College.

Cape Fear Farm Credit awarded five different scholarships to twelve deserving students including their College At-Large Scholarship, FFA & 4-H Scholarship, High School At-Large Scholarship, Diversity Scholarship, and AgYouth Leadership Scholarship.

2022 Cape Fear Farm Credit Scholarship recipients include:

Adriana Rodriguez of Scotland County, High School Scholarship Recipient

Belle Merlo of Robeson County, AgYouth Scholarship Recipient

Caroline Barnhill of Bladen County, High School Scholarship Recipient

Dessa Houston of Duplin County, College Scholarship Recipient

Elizabeth Blackburn of Duplin County, High School Scholarship Recipient

Garrett Bullard of Harnett County, High School Scholarship Recipient

Haleigh Fields of Bladen County, N.C. 4-H and High School Scholarship Recipient

Hannah Pelton of Brunswick County, High School Scholarship and Diversity Scholarship Recipient

Katherine Carmichael of Scotland County, College Scholarship Recipient

Kayley Bass of Sampson County, High School Scholarship Recipient

Olivia Allen of Bladen County, N.C. FFA and High School Scholarship Recipient

Robert Pope of Harnett County, High School Scholarship Recipient

About Cape Fear Farm Credit

Cape Fear Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers. It provides loans for land, equipment, livestock, and production as well as rural home mortgages and rural living. Cape Fear Farm Credit has branches serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America. To locate a branch near you, visit or call 800-368-5819.