Deadline: April 9, 2021
The Paulding County Farm Bureau will award up to 3 $500 scholarships for the college year 2021. The scholarship(s) awarded will be presented at the Paulding County Farm Bureau 2021 Annual Meeting.
The Paulding County Farm Bureau will select recipients from the applications that meet the mandatory criteria. A scholarship selection committee, appointed by the Paulding County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees, will evaluate the scholarship applications and present their recommendations for the awards to the Board for approval. From the applications, the committee will evaluate each candidate’s academic performance, agriculture involvement, community involvement and Farm Bureau membership history.
The purpose of the scholarship program is:
⦁ To financially assist and reward a college-bound high school senior and/or college enrolled student from the Farm Bureau community in Paulding County Ohio who intends to further their education.
⦁ To recognize the present and future scholastic ability of young adults.
⦁ To invest in the post-secondary education and career planning of young adults.
⦁ To select recipients based upon merit, abilities and accomplishments.
Financial need does not enter into the selection process and financial information is not requested for the scholarship application.
If you need additional information, or have any questions/concerns, please contact the Paulding County Farm Bureau office at 877-775-7642 and our hours are M-F 8am-4pm
The complete scholarship application, certified transcript, and one recommendation letter should be delivered or mailed no later than April 9, 2021 to:
Paulding County Farm Bureau
110 Industrial Dr., Suite C
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES
⦁ Applicant must be an current active or young active self-paid member of the Paulding County Farm Bureau when applying for the scholarship, or have a parent or guardian who is a current self-paid active Paulding County Farm Bureau member with a minimum two-year membership. The Farm Bureau membership must have been started prior to 2020 to be eligible to apply for the 2021 scholarship.
⦁ Applicant must be a current high school senior enrolling in further education or a full-time, undergraduate student at a university, college, or technical/trade school with scholarship preference given to in an agriculture-related field. Applicant must within five years of high school graduation.
⦁ Minimum high school cumulative grade point average: 2.50/4.00.
⦁ Graduating high school seniors or college student must submit a copy of their next quarter/semester grades with a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.00 from the university, college or technical school they are attending to the Paulding Farm Bureau office before they will be granted the scholarship funds. (Typically, in December)
⦁ Applicants may attach no more than one (1) additional page, if necessary to provide details required to complete the application.
⦁ Previous recipients are eligible.
⦁ Recipients of the scholarship (or a representative if they are unable to attend) must attend the Paulding County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting to receive the scholarship.
⦁ One letter of recommendation submitted to the Farm Bureau Office.
⦁ Scholarship applications must be delivered or postmarked no later than April 9, 2021
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