Cecily Weaver, a 2019 Bigelow High School graduate, is one of twenty western Arkansas students awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship from Farm Credit of Western Arkansas.

Weavers plans to attend Arkansas Tech University in the fall. She is the daughter of Tony and Kathryn Weaver of Conway.

“We proudly award this well-deserved scholarship in recognition of Cecily’s many academic accomplishments and student leadership,” Farm Credit of Western Arkansas CEO Brandon Haberer said.

“We’ve distributed more than $300,000 in scholarship awards since 1996 to assist talented young people like Cecily achieve their academic goals,” Haberer added.

“These scholarships demonstrate our commitment to the next generation of agriculture and community leaders.”

As a financial cooperative, Farm Credit lends money to farmers, ranchers and rural home owners. The association has more than $1.4 billion in assets, 6,100 members and 23 branch offices across 41 western Arkansas counties.