The Senator James D. Speed Achievement Scholarship is presented to a deserving NC State Fair Junior Beef Exhibitor, at 14-18 years old, in the Jr. Market Steer and/or Jr. Beef Heifer competition.
The Scholarship continues the legacy that Senator Speed created as a 32-year member of the North Carolina State Legislature and through his commitment and dedication to agricultural interests.
To honor his memory, the Franklin Co. Cattleman's Association established and presents an academic scholarship to an outstanding achiever in the Junior Beef Program. The scholarship is funded through an endownment in the NC Cooperative Extension Service Foundation. The Senator James D. Speed Acheivement Scholarhsip is valued at $500.