Each year, MNASCOE awards a scholarship for $1,000 to the child of a member graduating from high school and/or entering up to their 4th year of college. NASCOE also offers 6 additional scholarship opportunities for members, members’ children, spouses and grandchildren. Watch for updates on when the application period opens later this year.
2018 MNASCOE Scholarship Recipient
My name is Rebecca Campbell, but everyone calls me Becca. I am currently 18 and live in Green Isle, MN. While I would have loved to thank everyone personally, I have school; can’t give up on high school just yet! I am very thankful for this scholarship you have awarded me.
Let me share a little bit about myself. I was born an Air Force Brat in North Carolina, and growing up thought it was normal to move every two to three years. I believe that is one reason I am comfortable meeting new people, because I have done it so often. I remember times my dad would be gone and we could only talk to him on the phone, but my mom was always there to remind us that even though he was away we still do what we need to do to get the job done. My sister and I learned our resilience from our mom. She taught us that while life may not always seem fair, it is what you make of it, so focus on the best parts of what you have and keep on marching. Be who you are not who people think you should be.
After my dad finished his career in the Air Force, we moved to Green Isle, Minnesota. A small rural town of just over 500. I live on the same farm my mom grew up in and her dad before her, in fact my mom is the 4th generation to live on the farm. My hobbies include anything involving art; I have been drawing ever since I could remember. Even while helping around the farm, if I am waiting I have my sketch book out and working on whatever inspiration throws at me.
Another hobby of mine is learning new instruments. I have played the trombone in band since 5th grade; however, I have recently started teaching myself the piano and guitar. I am also trying to persuade my parents to get me a ukulele! One thing you should know about me is that I am very headstrong, if I want to do something nothing will get in my way. I’m sure my parents would agree. This has helped me tremendously when learning a new instrument, and hopefully will continue to help me in college. I am very active in the fine arts at school. I am a member of the speech team, Drama, National Honors Society, Jazz Band, Concert Band, DECA, and the visual arts team. Community service is also something stressed by my parents, so I also volunteer around my community throughout the year in various ways. Though my favorite is to MC Santa Day for all the families in our community!
I will be attending St. Cloud State this fall. My parents, I am sure, were expecting me to major in something art wise or theater as those are my passions. I plan to major in business. I hope to one day run my own business, still working on the details, but you must start with an idea and a goal and build from there.
Once again, Thank You MNASCOE, for this scholarship and for all the work you do for farmers around the state and the employees that serve them!