Jacob Rayburn, Dr. Whitney Whitworth, associate professor of animal science, Eric Manos, and School of Agriculture Dean Kelly Bryant.

Jacob Rayburn of Deville, La., and Eric Manos of Trenton, Fla., have been selected to receive the 2012-13 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 a junior or senior 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.

Rayburn is majoring in agribusiness while Manos is pursuing a degree in animal science.