Ohio Farm Bureau Scholarships – due 2/28/2022

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has more than $60,000 in scholarships available to Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities who are pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture.

Through 12 scholarship funds, approximately 50 awards will be made to deserving students. The deadline to apply online at ohiofarmbureau.org/foundation is Feb. 28, and all applications require letters of recommendation, an essay, school transcripts and photos.

Source: OSU ACEL Nutshell – January 19, 2022

Livestock Publication Council Scholarship – due 2/15/2022

The Livestock Publications Council (LPC) is accepting applications for the Forrest Bassford Student Award. The top winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a $500 travel scholarship to attend LPC’s annual convention and Ag Media Summit in Raleigh, N.C., July 16-20, 2022.

Up to three $750 travel scholarships to attend the convention will be given in addition to the top award. Students participating in the convention will have the opportunity to interact with more than 500 livestock publication and agricultural communications professionals while attending workshops and seminars specifically related to this field. Alltech, award sponsor, will also provide the opportunity for award winners to attend the Alltech ONE Conference with complimentary registration.

Applicants must be a college junior or senior at the start of the 2022-23 college year with at least one semester before graduation. The application deadline is Feb. 15. Application available here.

Source: ACEL Nutshell – January 5, 2022

Ohio 4-H Scholarship Applications – due 2/15/2022

The 2022-2023 Ohio 4-H scholarship application is now online via Ohio State College of Food, Ag, and Environmental Sciences webpage. Please note, that students enrolled in CFAES at Ohio State use this one application link and should select that they were a 4-H member to move forward with the 4-H scholarship application. For students who will not be enrolled at Ohio State next fall, you are still eligible for some Ohio 4-H Scholarships and should use this same link: https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/forms/scholarship

The priority deadline is February 15, 2022. Applications submitted after this date are considered if funding is available.
Scholarships are awarded for one academic year only. Both incoming and current students must submit an application every year to be considered for scholarships.

Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application – due 1/7/2022

2022 Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application –  for High School Seniors and those in College. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu or 740-277-4625.  Please download the form for the interactive pdf to work.

Priority will be given to those who are current seniors and/or have not received this scholarship previously. Scholarship recipients must complete at least ONE 4-H project in 2022 to receive this award. Fairfield County 4-H Scholarships are due in paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found on our Fairfield County Extension website under Older Youth Opportunities or visit previous Fairfield County 4-H blog posts.

Ohio Ag Council Scholarship Opportunity: Due 2/15/2021

The Ohio Ag Council is once again offering six $1,500 scholarships to assist students pursuing undergraduate and graduate level agricultural-related studies.

Please share this opportunity with students that you know! Complete application details are available at ohioagcouncil.org/education.

Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than February 15th, 2021.

Fairfield County Foundation Scholarship Applications – due 3/11/2022

The Fairfield County Foundation is currently accepting applications for more than 90 different scholarship funds for local students for the 2022-2023 school year using one online application. The application officially opened December 1, 2021 and the deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 11, 2022.

Applicants are encouraged to check out the scholarships page on our website for more details, criteria, tips and frequently asked questions to assist in filling out the application. The Foundation’s application system filters down which scholarships students are eligible to receive based on the criteria of each scholarship fund.

“We have scholarships for virtually every area of interest for students, and a wide variety of criteria for eligibility,” said Amy Eyman, Executive Director, Fairfield County Foundation. “Whether you are a high school senior getting ready to head to college for the first time, or someone who wants to return to college after being in the workforce, there is a scholarship that fits your need.”

The Foundation staff will conduct a preliminary review for completeness on all applications submitted by Monday, February 21, 2022. Applicants will receive an email with any issues by March 1, 2022 so that any problems can be corrected before the final deadline on Friday, March 11, 2022. This does not increase the chances of receiving a scholarship but provides an opportunity for mistakes to be corrected before the deadline and decreases the possibility of an application being ineligible.

Generally, scholarships are reserved for residents of Fairfield County or graduates of a high school in Fairfield County; however, there are a few that are available to students outside of the county. Applicants can be graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate, graduate, non-traditional or vocation/technical school students.

Source: Fairfield County Foundation eNewsletter 12/6/2021

Ohio Ag Council Scholarships – Applications due 2/15/2022

The Ohio Ag Council annually offers scholarships to assist students in pursuing a career in an agricultural-related field. Scholarships are available to high school seniors preparing to enter college or any undergraduate student currently enrolled in college. Applicants or their parent or legal guardian must be a resident of Ohio.

Scholarships are selected based on academic record, leadership qualities, community involvement and responses to application essay questions. Scholarship recipients are also provided a one-year complimentary student membership in OAC.

The scholarship application window for the 2022-23 school year is now open. Completed applications must be returned to the Ohio Agricultural Council by February 15, 2022.

Source: Ohio Ag Council website: https://ohioagcouncil.org/education/

National FFA Scholarships Now Open – Due 1/5/2022

The National FFA Scholarship Program application is now open! Just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities totaling close to $2 million. Check out the scholarships website for the timeline and resources. Members will need to have their FFA.org login and password to access the single-sign-on application. Check the Need Help? section on the scholarship’s website for assistance.

Teen Opportunities, Award Forms, and Recognition (youth ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2022)

Attention Teens! Do you want to be a camp counselor? Junior Fair Board Member? Junior Leader? Outstanding 4-Her? Scholarship or Award Trip winner? Do you find yourself asking “How do I get to do that?” We suspect that as you have gotten older you have started to look for new and exciting things where you can be involved. Read on… 4-H has special opportunities for teens only where YOU can play a part!

There are many exciting opportunities that await you as a teenager in the Fairfield County 4-H Program. Soon, 4-H members who will be ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2022 will receive a survey link emailed to them. This survey is an invitation for you to let us know what you are interested in learning more about. Read all about these opportunities, mark which ones you are interested in and we will follow up with making sure you have the correct forms, applications, and information to proceed to the next steps!

The opportunities in awards, trips, scholarships and more available to teens in the 4-H program are incredible. Don’t miss out on learning more and getting involved! Most of these opportunities are open to 4-H members ages 14 and up as of January 1st. Some of these activities require completion of special forms while others just involve asking for more information. Regardless of what you are interested in, be sure to give us a call if you need more information or would like some help with the necessary forms.

If members and parents would like a little extra assistance in preparing their records, feel free to call or email Leslie (740-277-4625) at cooksey.25@osu.edu or Aubry (740-277-4626) at fowler.443@osu.edu.

We encourage you all to broaden your 4-H experience and try something new. We think you’ll find many new friends and much more fun ahead!

Additionally, we invite youth who will be ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2022 to attend the Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 2nd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.

Ohio Soybean Council Scholarships due 1/14/2022

$44,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students are available for the 2022-2023 academic year. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies related to the soybean industry and the field of agriculture. The deadline to apply is January 14, 2022 by 11:59 pm. Applications are available at www.soyohio.org/scholarship.

Undergraduate scholarships:

  • Seven undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000 each
  • One $3,000 Robinson W. Joslin Scholarship, to be awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential.
  • One $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship, This scholarship was founded to support those pursuing a degree related to science, technology or soybean research.

Undergraduate Eligibility: Applicants must be Ohio residents enrolled as full-time students at an Ohio college or university, having attained at least sophomore status by the fall of 2022, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Graduate scholarships:

  • Three scholarships of up to $5,000 each

Graduate Eligibility: Students must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an Ohio college or university. Applicants must be conducting research in bioproducts, biotechnology, biobased materials, bioengineering, biopolymers, crop production or a related field, and must be focused on advancing the soybean industry. Applicants must have proof of legal residency in the U.S.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY! The Ohio Soybean Association, the membership and policy arm for Ohio soybean farmers, will be offering one $1,000 scholarship to students of any major with a passion for the soybean industry. The scholarship will be applied the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants must be a child or grandchild of an OSA member or be a Student and Young Adult Member themselves (SYA membership is free). Those interest should complete this form by Friday, January 14, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST! Contact Emilie Regula Hancock at eregula.hancock@soyohio.org with questions.


Source: Ohio State ACEL Nutshell – November 4, 2021 Newsletter