Lawson receives national scholarship

Bethanny Lawson, former youth tour alumna from EnerStar Electric Cooperative, Paris, was recently chosen as one of six recipients of the annual Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation Scholarship.   

Lawson recently graduated from Waldorf University with a degree in business administration. She is currently working as a legislative correspondent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. and applying to law schools for the 2021-22 school year. 

“I decided on pursuing business and law after interning at the White House in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination,” says Lawson. “I learned a lot about management, the American workforce, and the strengths and weaknesses of our government. I caught the ‘D.C. bug’ in full force when I attended the 2018 Youth to Washington tour.”