Georgia Cotton Women is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission. Their purpose is to educate the general public about cotton and to promote cotton through various activities. Recently, they presented scholarships to two students from Georgia cotton families for the 2011-12 academic year. Taylor-Beth Young from Worth County received the John M. and Connie P. Mobley Memorial Scholarship funded by the Mobley family. Virginia Hart, representing Georgia Cotton Women and Mark Mobley, representing the Mobley family, presented the scholarship to Young, a freshman Early Childhood Education major at ABAC.
Mary Catherine Cromley from Bulloch County, a freshman at the University of Georgia majoring in Agricultural and Applied Economics, received the Georgia Cotton Women Scholarship. This scholarship is funded with proceeds from the organization’s cookbook, Cooking in High Cotton. The scholarships recognize students with good academic credentials, demonstrated leadership potential and participation in extracurricular activities and whose parents or grandparents are Georgia cotton farmers or otherwise involved in the cotton industry. For information on the 2012-13 scholarships and the cookbook, Cooking in High Cotton, log on to: www.georgiacottonwomen.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: Nancy Coleman at 229-941-2930.