Kirst Scholarship Winner  2

Lance Blocker, McKayla Patterson and Dr. Kelly Bryant, dean of the School of Agriculture

Lance Blocker of White Hall and McKayla Patterson of Hampton have been selected to receive the 2015-16 Robert C. Kirst Endowed Scholarship presented annually by the School of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

The Robert C. Kirst Scholarship was established by the UAM Agriculture Alumni Society to honor Professor Emeritus of Agriculture Robert Kirst following his retirement from UAM in 1998. The scholarship is awarded to an agriculture major. The Alumni Society initiated an annual fund-raising activity every November prior to the opening day of deer season with the proceeds designated for the Kirst Scholarship.

Blocker and Patterson are both junior animal science majors.