Gene and Marie Farmer Scholarship Endowed at Co-Lin

Gene and Marie Farmer Scholarship Endowed at Co-Lin Picture

March 6, 2023

The Gene and Marie Farmer Scholarship was recently endowed with the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation by Gene and Marie Farmer. This scholarship was established to benefit a student from Copiah or Simpson counties attending Co-Lin’s Wesson Campus with a 2.5 or better GPA and at least an 18 on the ACT.

Gene is a 1955 graduate of Co-Lin, and Marie is a 1956 graduate. He later received a degree in engineering from Mississippi State University and worked in product development for Caterpillar Tractor for 32 years.

Marie attended Mississippi College for Women and Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where she received a degree in home economics. She worked as a preschool teacher for 10 years. The Farmers have four children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Contributions to the Gene and Marie Farmer Scholarship, or any other scholarship, can be mailed to the Co-Lin Foundation at P.O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191, or made online at