Amber Ferrell was awarded a $12,000, four-year scholarship from the Golden LEAF Foundation. Amber recently graduated from Bunn High School.
Amber is one of 215 students selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship each year at participating colleges and universities in the state.
Recipients are from rural, economically distressed counties in North Carolina.
They were selected based on a number of criteria, including a review of school and community service activities, goals and expressed intent to contribute to rural communities upon graduation from college.