Arkansas Tech University student Cheyenne Massey has earned an Arkansas Department of Agriculture scholarship in support of her continued studies.
Massey, a senior agricultural education major from Hartford, chose ATU because she “loved the atmosphere” when she attended Time Out for Tech as a high school senior.
“I believe all students should have an understanding and appreciation for the field of agriculture, whether they get a job in the field of agriculture or not,” said Massey. “I love that the ATU Department of Agriculture has an open-door policy. It makes the students feel that they can go talk to their professors if they ever have a problem and instills that they are there to help them. I decided on agricultural education because I love how anyone is welcome and there is something for everyone in the classroom or events.”
In addition to Massey, students from the University of Arkansas, Arkansas State University and Southern Arkansas University received Arkansas Department of Agriculture scholarships in fall 2021. In all, $20,000 in scholarships were awarded to selected students pursuing degrees in agriculture.
“The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to provide funding to help these deserving students further their education and prepare for potential careers in agriculture, our state’s largest industry,” said Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward.
After her graduation from ATU, Massey plans on pursuing career opportunities as an agriculture teacher with an eye on later earning her master’s degree.
Visit www.atu.edu/agriculture to learn more about Arkansas Tech’s programs in agriculture.