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 and Farm Bureau involvement and activities.
The purpose of the scholarship program is:
To financially assist and reward a college-bound high school senior and/or college enrolled student 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.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Applicant must be a current paid member of the Paulding County Farm Bureau when applying for the scholarship, or have a parent or guardian who is a current paid Paulding County Farm Bureau member. The Farm Bureau membership must have been started prior to 2012 to be eligible to apply for the 2013-2014 scholarship.
Applicant must be a current high school senior planning to enroll in an agriculture-related program or be enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student majoring in an agriculture-related program at a university, college or technical school.
Minimum grade point average : 2.50/4.00
Graduating high school seniors must submit a copy of their first quarter/semester grades 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)
College students must submit a copy of their next quarter/semester grades from the university, college or technical school where they are currently enrolled to the Paulding County 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 with all information submitted being current.
Recipients of the scholarship (or a representative from their family if they are unable to come home) must attend the Paulding County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting to receive the scholarship. The annual meeting is scheduled for August 15th, 2013.
If you need additional information, or have any questions/concerns, please contact the Paulding County Farm Bureau office at (419) 523-5874 or 800-260-3499. Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
The complete scholarship application should be submitted no later than April 1, 2013