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Nevada student receives local agriculture scholarship

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Nevada native Leandra Marshall receives the 2015 Continuing Education Scholarship as she pursues a degree in biology and chemistry.

The Nevada Heritage Foundation recently awarded Leandra Marshall the 2015 Continuing Education scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship supports students pursuing post-secondary education in an agriculture-related field of study. Marshall is a Nevada native from Eureka.

Marshall is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. She plans to become a researcher in the field of plant pathology/immunology. She wants to bioengineer a cost-effective and marketable strain of a crop plant.

“We are excited to assist Marshall as she pursues a degree and future profession in agriculture,” said Jill Combs, Nevada Heritage Foundation president. “We strive to promote agriculture, and supporting students is one of the best ways to reach this goal.”

The Continuing Education scholarship is paid for by donations to the Nevada Heritage Foundation from COUNTRY Financial and individual donors. The Nevada Heritage Foundation is the non-profit associated with the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation through which individuals can donate to scholarships and programs such as Ag in the Classroom and the Young Farmers & Ranchers.

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