Mossy Oak is proud to award Rachel Hollingsworth with the 2017 Dr. James Earl Kennemer Academic Scholarship in the amount of $10,000.
“Receiving this scholarship is a dream come true for me,” said Hollingsworth. As a life-long outdoorswoman, it is an honor and a blessing to receive this award from Mossy Oak and the NWTF as I will use the funds to further my education and accomplish my academic and professional goals.”
Hollingsworth, originally from Jacksonville, Alabama, is currently a sophomore at Auburn University. She is currently enrolled in the College of Animal Sciences with a focus in pharmaceuticals. Hollingsworth proudly serves as a member of the Auburn NWTF chapter, Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health honors society and Gamma Beta Phi, a national honors and service society. Her long-term plan is to work in a compounding pharmacy where Hollingsworth hopes to analyze various pharmaceutical drugs and their specific traits and qualities.
To become a candidate for Mossy Oak’s NWTF National Scholarship, Hollingsworth submitted an essay that won her local Choccolocco Valley Longbeards Chapter Scholarship in addition to the Alabama state NWTF Chapter Scholarship. Upon winning both of those, her essay proceeded to the national level for review and eventual selection.
Hollingsworth was presented the award by Mossy Oak’s Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland and Dustin Whitacre and NWTF’s Dr James Earl Kennemer.