Kelly MacRae

Kelly MacRae

2017 Scholarship Recipient - Undergraduate Award (Pennsylvania)

I am beyond grateful for people like you who have made this scholarship possible. With this scholarship I will be able to help the dairy and agriculture industry’s as i make may through another college semester. Thank you for your sponsorship and i hope someday I can sponsor something like this, and help make kids dreams come true while advancing agriculture.

Hometown: Grove City , PA

School: Pennsylvania State University

Major / Species: Animal Science Pre-vet Track with minor in Dairy Science

Career Goals: I am the granddaughter of generations of farmers. I have been raised around the farm my entire life. I have shown, feed, saved and lost cattle in my life already. I am proud to have been raised on my family’s farm. However, as I have watched my family’s small farm struggle and barley get by over the years, it has given me a passion. Unlike most other in my generation who would want to run away from a farm because there is no money there, I want nothing more. Every day, I go to the farm and enjoy it. This has given me the passion to attend college with a major of large animal veterinarian medicine. I want to be able to help my family farm stay strong. As a veterinarian, I will be able to not only help our animals but I will be able to help support our farm. Some may say I am crazy but I want nothing more than to see my family’s farm succeed in the future and be able to raise my kids there. I will not only be able to help my farm as a veterinarian I will be able to help others as well. I believe that farming is a dying breed and I want to help in any way possible to carry on this breed. After all we cannot survive without farmers and ranchers. As a freshman at Penn State I am already making steps to my goal. I attained a 3.9 gpa last semester and continue working hard this semester. My peers often ask me where I get my motivation to do so well. I tell them because I have a passion and dream to fulfill. Even though they often do to, they do not understand mine. As for my future, I want to graduate from Penn State and go on to Ohio State or Purdue college to get my veterinarian license. Then I will be able to help my farm and the surrounding farms one animal at a time.

 

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