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Bradley Deyton receives Lincoln County Vending Scholarship at Motlow College

September 30, 2013

Jason Bradley Deyton of Elora has been chosen to receive the Lincoln County Vending Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at Motlow College.

Jason Bradley Deyton of Elora, second from left, is the recipient of the Lincoln County Vending Scholarship. Pictured, from left, are Jan Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow College, Bradley, Dan Holt and Pattie Holt. Dan is a Motlow College Foundation trustee and the Holts are owners of Lincoln County Vending.
Bradley is a graduate of Lincoln County High School and in addition to school has worked on his grandparents' farm since he was 10 years old. He is also heavily involved with church activities and the Future Farmers of America organization.

"I want to further my education," said Deyton. This scholarship enables me to accomplish that goal as well as stay close to home and continue to work on the farm."

He was recommended for the scholarship by his high school drafting instructor, who found Bradley to be, "an intelligent, reliable young man who is quite capable on both the drafting drawing board as well as the computer. He catches on easily and does not back down from a challenge."

Dan Holt, Jr. and his wife Pattie established the scholarship, along with the Shoney's Fayetteville Scholarship, which are both named for and funded by businesses they own. The Holts currently operate the cafeteria at Motlow College in addition to their other business interests.

Holt knows what it's like to receive financial help in college. He credits Franklin Yates, former owner of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, for loaning him tuition money and giving him the inspiration he needed to graduate college.

Jan Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow, said, "Dan and Pattie are great assets to the community and to the Motlow College Foundation, where Dan serves as a trustee. Our hope is that others will follow his example and help students who have the desire and capacity to attend college, but need a financial boost."

To find out more about setting up a scholarship fund, contact Ms. Rogers at 931-393-1692 or email her at