Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards

4-H members who completed the Ohio 4-H Achievement or Junior Achievement Forms were recognized on April 8th through a drive-thru event. Scholarship winners were also announced and recognized. Members were recognized by family. A big thank you to the Fairfield County Commissioners for providing certificates to our members. And a special thank you Commissioner Levacy and Commissioner Fix for attending this event! Congrats to all and keep up the great work!

For photos from the event, click here.

For a complete listing of 2021 awards: 2021 Achievement Banquet Program – Updated 2021.04.13

Scholarship Opportunity for Rabbit Exhibitors – due 4/9/2021

The Buckeye Bunny Supply Memorial Scholarship (In Memory of Alan Worthington) application is now available! Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior or current college student who was active as a youth member in the rabbit industry that has excelled in all aspects of their 4-H or FFA career. Deadline to apply is April 9, 2021.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_xWYyyLXxwPE3vy7G7Gni1htGKbnGU32NXdVl9ewowCyHoA/viewform?pli=1

Stanley Moore National Scholarships

Open to Farmers Union members and their children. High school seniors, college students or nontraditional students seeking funding to attend a two or four-year accredited college or university or technical school for any area of study.

  • Typed essay on the topic: Significance of rural values in America and on your life. Possible phone interview with finalists.
    Award Criteria: Recipients will be selected based on academic records, social and community activities and typed essay describing personal and professional goals, and involvement with Farmers Union.
    Amount: Several $1,500 scholarships will be awarded with money to be used for tuition and books.

Application Materials Needed:

  • Completed application form. Applications can be completed either through Google forms or by printing out and mailing the pdf form. Please do not submit both an electronic and paper copy.
  • A copy of your most recent complete academic school year’s transcript. These can be included in your application and does not need to be mailed separately by your school or university. If you are a college student, you can send an unofficial copy of your transcript that includes the current school year in addition to the previous. For example: A college freshman would submit a senior year high school transcript and can include an unofficial copy of the fall semester transcript as well. A college sophomore would only need to send a copy of their freshman year transcript.
  • Letters of recommendation from a Farmers Union leader of your choice AND from a teacher or professor.
  • Typed essay – three pages, 12-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins.

Application Deadline: April 1 Recipients will be selected and announced by July 31.

 

Source: OSU ACEL Nutshell Newsletter March 17, 2021

NAFB Foundation Scholarship Program

The NAFB Foundation offers several $7,500 college scholarships and will recognize its 2021 scholarship award winners this November at the 2021 NAFB Convention. Scholarship recipients will receive an expense-paid trip to attend NAFB Convention as part of each award.

Applicants must be a college junior, senior, or graduate student for the fall 2021 semester and enrolled in or transferring to an agricultural communications curriculum. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with concentration and/or application in broadcast media (includes internet/online media distribution).

Applications for 2021 scholarships are due Wednesday, June 9, 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

Source: OSU ACEL Nutshell Newsletter March 17, 2021

Believe in Ohio Statewide STEM Scholarships

Believe in Ohio, a program of The Ohio Academy of Science announced a Statewide STEM Scholarship to recognize students who have demonstrated contributions to STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A significant portion of the criteria looks to reward students for their commitment to research and projects that have been externally validated, like an FFA Agriscience Fair project and is specifically cited in the Scholarship Application. Only juniors and seniors (from the 2021 school-year) are eligible to apply. They can include previous years work as well as their current project. Its always best to reference awards for their work. Scholarship Rubric will offer a look into the evaluation process. FFA students who compete with their research projects are uniquely qualified applicants. A total of 132 $1,000 Scholarships are available. This represents one scholarship for each Ohio House and Senate District. All of the student’s application materials must be submitted by April 15, 2021.

Source: Ohio Ag Ed Newsletter – March 2, 2021

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships – due 2/28/2021

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has more than $50,000 in scholarships available to Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities who are pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture.
Through 12 programs, described below, approximately 50 scholarships will be awarded. The deadline to apply online is Feb. 28, and all applications require letters of recommendation, an essay, school transcripts and photos.

In addition, some county Farm Bureaus have their own scholarship programs. Visit county Farm Bureau websites for more information.

For more information about the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, contact Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Director of Development Luke Houghton at 614-246-8254.

Scholarship programs

The Yvonne Lesicko Memorial Fund scholarship is geared toward students majoring in agricultural and environmental policy or agriculture-related fields, such as food production, scientific research, education/outreach, policymaking, advocacy, or leadership development for women.

The Bill and Helen Swank Scholarship is for students pursuing a career in agriculture or a related field.

The Richard & Carole Cocks Scholarship is for deserving students entering their sophomore year of college from select rural Ohio counties.

The Joseph Kelly Memorial Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that focuses on rewarding students pursuing degrees related to agriculture.

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar Award recognizes students for academic effort, community service and career interests that use agriculture to enhance the partnership between producers and consumers in rural, suburban and/or urban settings.

Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program and the John C. “Jack” Fisher scholarships are awarded to applicants who may not be majoring in agriculture directly, but whose chosen career field will benefit a field related to agriculture or community development.

The Kenny Walter Scholarship Fund is awarded to students pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture who come from a Farm Bureau family in the 29 northeastern counties Walter covered as a regional supervisor and organization director.

The Darwin Bryan Scholarship Fund assists students who have been active in the Farm Bureau youth program and/or whose parents are Farm Bureau members.

The Cindy Hollingshead Scholarship Fund assist students who plan to pursue careers focusing on agriculture, community service or association leadership.

The Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association Scholarship assists students who plan to pursue careers focusing on food or agriculture.

The Dr. David A. Benfield Scholarship Fund is specifically for students in livestock and crop sciences at ATI.

Source: Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation email 2/28/2021.

Ohio Ag Council Scholarships – Due 2/15/2021

OAC 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.

Scholarship applications for the 2021-22 school year will be available in fall 2020. Completed applications must be returned to the Ohio Agricultural Council by February 15, 2021.

Click here to download the 2021-22 scholarship application.  To successfully complete and submit the application, download the Scholarship Instructions here.  Scholarship FAQs are available to download here. 

Source: Ohio Ag Council

Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Scholarships – Due 6/26/2021

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to administer scholarships on behalf of agricultural partners and families who wish to support future generations and help assure a well-qualified and professional agricultural workforce in Ohio while supporting farming communities. Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture are invited to apply for a set of scholarships supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Collectively, these programs will award over $50,000 in 2021, each featuring awards from $500 to over $3000. In addition, some county Farm Bureaus have their own scholarship programs. Visit ofbf.org/counties to access the county websites for more information.

Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Scholarships are administered by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and can be found by clicking this link. Application deadline is June 26, 2021.