The Ohio 4-H Achievement Form: Your GATEWAY to National 4-H Congress, Ohio State Junior Fair Board, National Dairy Conference, County Merit Awards, and County Trip Scholarships!

Fairfield County teens have an outstanding legacy with successful Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms. In fact, we had 6 state winners in 2022 alone! Join this group of outstanding teens by completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form which opens the door to so many opportunities including:

  • State Achievement Awards – winners attend National 4-H Congress on an expense paid trip each year!
  • National Dairy Conference Trip Winner
  • State Junior Fair Board
  • Ohio Township Association Local Government Award
  • County Merit Awards
  • County Trip Awards
  • County 4-H Scholarships

The 2023 Ohio 4-H Achievement Form is available now (see direct links below). Older youth applications and forms are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13th, 2023.

  • Ohio 4-H Achievement Form (2023 Form- Word document- Please download to complete2023 Achievement Form Instructions – PLEASE READ! For youth 14-18 as of January 1, 2023 interested in applying for state & county achievement/merit awards (Beef, Clothing, Leadership, etc.), county trips (Sea Camp, Leadership Camp, etc.), State Junior Fair Board, National Dairy Conference, Ohio Township Award, etc. Please use the current version of the form!

4-H Older Youth Opportunities – Applications are open!

Do you want to be a camp counselor? Junior Fair Board Member? Junior Leader? Outstanding 4-H’er?  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!

The purpose of this email today is to inform you of the many exciting opportunities that await you as a teenager in the Fairfield County 4-H Program. The opportunities in awards, trips, scholarships and more available to teens in the 4-H program are incredible. Do not 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, such as applications or the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record, while others just involve asking for more information. Regardless of what you are interested in, be sure to call if you need more information or would like some help with the necessary forms. The deadline for the Ohio Achievement form and all applications is Friday, January 13th, 2023, so complete this survey soon so that you can get started.

To receive specific information about these opportunities, please select the link below:

2023 Older Youth Opportunities or copy and paste the URL: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1NVKQwp7hucroVw. Once you complete the survey, you will receive additional information by email regarding your areas of interest.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any question or need assistance with any applications or forms, 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 will find many new friends and much more fun ahead!

Scholarship Available from the National Society Descendants of American Farmers – due 1/1/2023

The American Farmer – 1776-1914 – has played a huge role in the success of America. NSDOAF honors each ancestor for their unlimited contributions in making our country the breadbasket of the world. The National Society Descendants of American Farmers Agricultural Scholarship is available to college students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level agriculture-related degree. Scholarship awards may be as high as $2,000.00 and may require an interview. Application Deadlines: January 1 for Spring semester & August 1 for Fall semester; return application to: NSDOAF Scholarship Committee, at 2022nsdoafscholarship@gmail.com.
https://www.nsdoaf.com/scholarships

Source: OSU ACEL Newsletter – November 9, 2022

Ohio Soybean Council Scholarships – due 1/13/2023

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, named to honor Dr. Vijayendran’s contributions to the soybean industry through his scientific research and commercialization activities at Battelle. This scholarship was founded to support those pursuing a degree related to science, technology or soybean research.
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Two $10,000 Richard Cocks Scholarships, to be distributed across three years ($3,333/year), for students who are current freshman and entering their sophomore year of college in Fall 2023. This scholarship was founded to recognize individuals from rural areas pursuing degrees in the agriculture field. This is a renewable scholarship, recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for other OSCF scholarships during its funding.

Graduate scholarships: 

  • Three scholarships of up to $5,000 each

For more information, visit: www.soyohio.org/scholarship

Source: OSU ACEL Nutshell Newsletter – November 9, 2022

 

Fairfield Foundation Scholarships open December 1st

The scholarship application for the 2023-2024 school year will open on December 1, 2022 to anyone seeking financial support to further their education. Opportunities are available for everyone from graduating high school seniors to graduate students, as well as those attending a vocational or technical school! First-time applicants are welcomed at any point in their post-secondary journey and all applicants must apply each year.

Thinking about dental school or know someone who is? Check out these opportunities:

  • The Dr. Phil Floyd Dentistry Scholarship is for Fairfield County graduates going into the field of dentistry, including dental hygiene.
  • The Hocking Valley Dental Society (HVDS) Scholarship is to provide scholarships for students in Dental Hygiene or Expanded Function Dental Assisting. Students must be a graduate of a high school within the counties served by the HVDS (Fairfield, Perry, Hocking and Athens), a resident of one of these counties, or an employee of a dentist in the HVDS.
  • The Glenn R. Burns Dental Education Scholarship is for residents of Fairfield County who are seeking a degree in Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, or as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary.

Visit our website for more details.

If you’d like to be included in an email reminder when the application opens, please email Andrea Spires at aspires@fairfieldcountyfoundation.org to be added to our list.

Source: News from the Fairfield County Foundation 11/8/2022 (email)

Ohio FFA Foundation Scholarships – 2/1/2023 Deadline

One application for three scholarship opportunities! Applications are now open and due February 1, 2023. Click here to find the application link.

The scholarships are Earl “Doc” Kantner Scholarship, Ohio HBPA Scholarship and Ohio State Fair Scholarship.

The application includes 3 essay questions and students must upload their current resume. Please have your essay responses and resume prepared in other documents to copy into the application, as you cannot save your work and return later. The resume file must be saved as a .pdf file.

Essay Questions (500 word limit for each question):

  1. Describe how your involvement in FFA has shaped who you are.
  2. What are your academic goals? Why did you decide to go to college?
  3. How has your involvement in the FFA prepared you to succeed in college?

***Question ONLY for those applying for the Ohio State Fair Endowment scholarship***

List in detail how you have participated at the Ohio State Fair including areas of participation and year. Be sure to include and highlight your FFA participation at the Ohio State Fair. (Please include your plans for this upcoming year).

You can find the questions and eligibility requirements by visiting the scholarship webpage found at https://ohioffa.org/foundation/programs/scholarships/.

Questions can be directed to the Ohio FFA Foundation staff at kmann@ohioffa.org.

Source: Ohio Ag Ed Newsletter – November 8, 2022

College Scholarship Opportunities (Agriculture Education Foundation, National Corn Growers, Ohio Parks & Rec and more!)

Scholarships shared below were sourced from the OSU ACEL Nutshell Newsletter on 11/2/2022:

The Agriculture Education Foundation Offers Scholarships for Future Agri-Science Educators
The Agriculture Education Foundation is accepting applications for five $1,000 scholarships to be issued to college students enrolling in Ohio’s agriculture educator programs for the spring semester 2023.

This opportunity is open to any student who meets the minimum qualifications and is enrolled or planning to enroll in an agriculture teaching major or 4-H extension major at any of Ohio’s three Universities offering these programs or another two year or four-year school in Ohio offering a two plus two program or another pathway to become an agriculture teacher or extension educator.
The scholarship application for the Agriculture Education Foundation will consist of tuition assistance for five students.  This will be a non-reimbursable scholarship that can be used for tuition, university housing and class materials.  All funds will be administered through the institution’s office of billing and or tuition assistance.

The five scholarships will consist of two for students at a four-year institution, two for students at a community college with a 2 plus 2 program, and one for an individual using the alternative pathway to become an agri-science teacher. Applicants must have application materials submitted no later than November 28, 2022, 5pm.  Awards will be made no later than December 15, 2022.  Funds for the spring semester 2023 will be available through the institution by December 24, 2022.  Official application documents and requirements are available at www.agised.org.

The National Corn Growers Association Scholarship
Students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship.
The scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2023.In addition to these programs offered at a national level, many State Corn Associations also offer scholarship opportunities to students from their state. Visit: ncga.ws/scholarship.

Five $1,000 scholarships for students pursuing a degree at a technical school or community college.

Five $1,500 scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in any field, provided by BASF Corporation and NCGA.

Two $2,500 scholarship for graduate student whose area of study will benefit the corn sector.

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Continuing Education Scholarships
The OPRA Foundation annually awards continuing education scholarships to students who exemplify the future of our profession and wish to further their education in the field of parks, recreation, and leisure studies. The primary use of this scholarship is for attendance to the OPRA Conference & Trade Show. Other conferences will be evaluated for relevance to the profession and must have elements including at least one of the following; parks/law enforcement, park operations, natural resource management, therapeutic recreation, commercial recreation, outdoor recreation, tourism, community recreation, recreation management, aquatic management, non-profit recreation management, recreational sports management and leisure studies. General Guidelines: Must be an Ohio resident; and/or have a declared major in a relevant degree program at a college or university in Ohio. Application Deadline: November 4, 2022

Scholarship Available from the National Society Descendants of American Farmers
The American Farmer – 1776-1914 – has played a huge role in the success of America. NSDOAF honors each ancestor for their unlimited contributions in making our country the breadbasket of the world. The National Society Descendants of American Farmers Agricultural Scholarship is available to college students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level agriculture-related degree. Scholarship awards may be as high as $2,000.00 and may require an interview. Application Deadlines: January 1 for Spring semester & August 1 for Fall semester; return application to: NSDOAF Scholarship Committee, at 2022nsdoafscholarship@gmail.com.
https://www.nsdoaf.com/scholarships

2023-24 CFAES Scholarship Application
The 2023-2024 scholarship application is now online at
https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/forms/scholarship.
The priority deadline is February 15, 2023. 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. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Pat Whittington (Whittington.6@osu.edu).

Ohio Pork Scholarships
The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to offer three scholarship opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year. These scholarships are available to students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior, senior year. Applicants, or their parents must be actively involved in the pork industry and be members of the Ohio Pork Council. Applications, as well as additional information may be found at www.ohiopork.org/scholarships. Applications and letters of recommendation are due January 6, 2023. Please contact klong@ohiopork.org with additional questions.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarships – due 10/31/2022

Several college scholarships are available to beef industry youth through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. Information below is copied from ohiocattle.org/foundation/scholarships.

These scholarships are administered through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation in conjunction with the following organizations and individuals. Applications deadlines are noted next to the scholarship names. For questions concerning scholarships, please contact the office at cattle@ohiocattle.org or 614-873-6736.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – Complete the Application Here

Ohio Pork Scholarships: Due 1/6/2023

The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to offer three scholarship opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year. These scholarships are available to students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior, senior year. Applicants, or their parents must be actively involved in the pork industry and be members of the Ohio Pork Council. Applications, as well as additional information may be found at www.ohiopork.org/scholarships.
Applications and letters of recommendation are due January 6, 2023. Please contact klong@ohiopork.org with additional questions.