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Jim Graham Scholarship

The Jim Graham Leadership Scholarship is a $1,000 college scholarship offered by the Cooperative Council to a graduating high school senior. Teens are only eligible if they have attended Cooperative Leadership Camp while they were in high school. The recipient is selected by a committee based understanding of the cooperative movement, leadership, extracurricular activities, community involvement and demonstration of self motivation.  

James Allen “Jim” Graham personified North Carolina agriculture as the state’s longest serving agriculture commissioner. Jim Graham was the face of North Carolina agriculture for nearly 40 years, earning him the nickname “The Sod Father,” and induction into the North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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Jim Graham Scholarship Awardees

Check out our past awardees below! 

Ty Randleman, 2019

Sponsored by Star Communications in Clinton, NC.

Ty is an active and accomplished student. He participates in multiple clubs, including Beta Club, Deca Club and Key Club. Randleman is also on the Clinton High School Cross Country team and golf team. In addition to volunteering at the Sampson History Museum and the Salemburg Food Bank he works as a salesperson at James Trading Company! He has many acceptance letters for college and is deciding where to attend in the Fall of 2019.

Autumn Biggie, 2018

Sponsred by Ag Carolina Farm Credit in Raleigh, NC

Autumn plans to become a Bio-statistician either by attending Campbell University or NC State University.  She likes to design experiments, analyze data and interpret results through reports. Autumn plans to work part time while attending school to pay for her education. 

Anna Curry, 2017

Sponsored by Cooperative Council of NC in Raleigh, NC. 

Anna Curry, a graduating student from Discovery High School in Catawba County, is a National Honors Student, Beta Club member, Catawba County Youth Council member as well as a volunteer for many organizations. She is a Science Olympiad as well as a Durkheim and Human Spirit Award recipient. Anna is excited to attend a four-year university and double major in pre-medicine and German language. She then plans to go on to attend medical school.