Rebecca Nelson, daughter of Ralph and Christina Nelson, has been selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship from MU’s Ag Alumni Association.
A native of Vandalia, Mo., Nelson is entering her senior year at Mizzou as an Animal Science major.
She is a member of Collegiate Cattlewomen and Block and Bridle.
“Growing up I was always around agriculture so it seemed like the perfect fit for me,” Nelson said.
The MU Ag Alumni Association provided $50,000 in scholarship money to 25 CAFNR upper class students for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The association funded nearly $15,000 in teaching and educational enhancements for the college’s students, faculty and stafflast year.
The University of Missouri Ag Alumni Association and its Board of Directors is dedicated to the goals and traditions of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
With nearly 3,000 members, the association provides student scholarships and funding for student academic and professional development programs.
Alumni members assist in recruiting future CAFNR students and serve as mentors for current students.
CAFNR alumni interested in joining the Ag Alumni Association can find more information at www.cafnr.missouri.edu/alumni.