The Allen County Farm Bureau will select recipients from the applications that meet the mandatory criteria. A scholarship selection committee, appointed by the Allen 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 Allen County Farm Bureau when applying for the scholarship, or have a parent or guardian who is a current paid Allen County Farm Bureau member.
-Applicant must be a current high school senior or be enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student majoring in an agriculture-related program at a university, college or technical school; or come from an agriculture related background; or been involved as an active participant in an ag related service for at least one year.
-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 Allen 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 Allen County Farm Bureau office before they will be granted the scholarship funds. (Typically in December)
-If you would like an electronic copy of this scholarship please email the Allen County Farm Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can email you a Microsoft Word document that you can type into.
-Previous recipients are eligible with all information submitted being current.
-An interview may be held to help narrow down the selection process.
-Applicants must attend the Allen County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting to receive the scholarship, the 2013 Allen County Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM.
-Scholarship applications must be completed no later than April 1, 2014.
Someone from the Farm Bureau Office will confirm the submission of your application within one week of submission.
If you need additional information, or have any questions/concerns, please contact the Allen County Farm Bureau office at (419) 523-5874 or 800-260-3499. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm.