Scholarship Opportunity: Dairy Farmers of America

Five $1,000 at-large scholarships are available for Mideast Area college students. These scholarships are offered yearly to farmer-owners, their children and on-farm employees. There are no age or course of study restrictions.

Applications must be postmarked by June 7, 2024, and are available by emailing sbowman@dfamilk.com or can they can be downloaded from the Mideast Area section of the DFA farmer-only website, www.dfamilk.com.

Scholarship Opportunity: Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship – DEADLINE EXTENDED thru April 15th

The scholarship was established by Dorrin and Ruth Ross. Natives of Licking County, Ohio, Dorrin and Ruth married and moved to Columbus in 1935. Mr. Ross began his career as a carpenter, worked for the Curtiss-Wright Company during World War II, and spent the remainder of his career with the Ohio Parole Board, working his way from Parole officer to a supervisor before he passed away in June, 1989. Following Ruth Ross’s graduation from Bliss College in Columbus, she became a corporate secretary and the owner and broker of Gateway Realty.

The scholarship is indicative of Mrs. Ross’s interest in supporting educational opportunities for rural students, inspired by the loss of her family’s farm during the Depression, after her graduation from college. The current administrator of the scholarship is the Ross’s niece, Mrs. Glenna Gibson of Lancaster. The Dorrin and Ruth Ross scholarship program has assisted 4-H and FFA youth in Fairfield County with scholarship funds for over 25 years.

  • Eligibility Criteria – Candidates must meet one of the following criteria:
    Graduates or graduating high school seniors of Bloom Carroll High School or Fairfield Union High School;
    Past or present members of Fairfield County 4-H or Fairfield County Agriculture’s Future Farmers of American)FFA);
    Candidates must attend or plan to attend an educational institution in the U.S.

Deadline for the online application is April 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

NEW for this year the application is now ON-LINE and can be found at the Columbus Foundation site or at : https://cfprograms.smapply.io/prog/rossschol

Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarships Available, Deadline to Apply is March 15 at 5pm!

This scholarship was established by Dorrin and Ruth Ross. Natives of Licking County, Ohio, Dorrin and Ruth married and moved to Columbus in 1935. Mr. Ross began his career as a carpenter, worked for the Curtiss-Wright Company during World War II, and spent the remainder of his career with the Ohio Parole Board, working his way from Parole officer to a supervisor.  The scholarship is indicative of Mrs. Ross’s interest in supporting educational opportunities for rural students, inspired by the loss of her family’s farm during the Depression, after her  graduation from college.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduates or graduating high school seniors of Bloom-Carroll High School or Fairfield Union High School.
  • Past or present members of Fairfield County 4-H or Fairfield County Agriculture’s Future Farmers of America (FFA);
  • Selection Criteria will be based on Financial Need – 60%,  Academic Potential – 10%, Character – 10%, Community Involvement – 10%, Leadership Potential-10%.

Application Requirements

Individual Online Application https://cfprograms.smapply.io/prog/rossschol

  • Application Information
  • Essay: Discuss your education/career plans and goals, why you have chosen your field, and why you think you will be a success.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation from teachers, counselors, or 4-H/FFA advisors
  • Most Recent Transcript (must include the first term of the academic year)
  • College Acceptance Letter: High School Students and First Time College Students ONLY

Award Process

  • The Foundation sends award letters to recipients that explain the payment request process and include the proof of enrollment form.
  • Once proof of enrollment has been received by the Foundation, a check will be sent to the recipient’s educational institution. All awards are paid directly to the educational institution. The scholarship may be used for tuition and books only. The scholarship must not displace any institutional or other aid.

For more details contact: The Columbus Foundation Scholarships Team,  scholarships@columbusfoundation.org

Alicia Szempruch, Senior Advisor for Scholarships, aszempruch@columbusfoundation.org

Scholarship Opportunity: Ohio Corn & Wheat Scholarships: Due 2/8/2024

Ohio Corn & Wheat invests $15,000 in the future of our industry by supporting the next generation. Our scholarship program encourages students in trade schools, colleges, and universities to pursue certificates or degrees in one of the many academic fields that support the future of the corn and small grain industries including agriculture, business, communication, economics, education, policy, science and technology (example: Welding, Agricultural Equipment Technician, Commercial Drivers License Certificate: Class A)

The scholarship winners will be recognized at the Celebration of Ohio Corn and Wheat event that will take place February 8, 2024.

To apply, please visit https://ncga.formstack.com/forms/ncgascholarship2024 and select the scholarships you wish to apply for. Ohio students should select any national scholarships that are applicable to them and the Ohio Corn & Wheat scholarship.

Source: Ohio Corn & Wheat Website

Scholarship Opportunity: Fairfield County Foundation – due 3/8/2024

The Fairfield County Foundation is currently accepting applications for more than 100 different scholarship funds for local students for the 2024-2025 school year using one online application. The application officially opened on December 1, 2023 and the deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 8, 2024. 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.

“Our scholarship program continues to grow, with opportunities for virtually every area of interest for students, and a wide variety of criteria for eligibility,” said Amy Eyman, Chief Executive Officer, 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 Friday, February 16, 2024. Applicants will receive an email with any issues by March 1, 2024 so that any problems can be corrected before the final deadline on Friday, March 8, 2024. 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.

FAFSA & Scholarship Nights

The program staff will be conducting FAFSA and scholarship nights throughout the next few months at the local high schools. They will also be conducting a night at the Fairfield County District Library on Thursday, January 18 at 5 p.m. To RSVP for this night please email aspires@fairfieldcountyfoundation.org.

Source: News from the Fairfield County Foundation (email 12/5/2023)

Scholarship Opportunity: Sunrise Cooperative

The Sunrise Cooperative $1,000 College Scholarships are one year in length and are open to all children and grandchildren of Sunrise Cooperative common stockholders, or all children and grandchildren of active full-time Sunrise Cooperative employees who are enrolling or are currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year accredited college program. The student must be enrolled for the entirety of the year to receive the scholarship.

The deadline to apply is February 16, 2024.
Please find more information online at: https://www.sunriseco-op.com/customer-services/sunrisescholarship

Scholarship Opportunity: Sullivan Supply Inc. – due 3/15/2024

Attention College Students 21 years of age or younger and graduating high school seniors, click below for the application! Applications due March 15th!
Twenty $1000 scholarships will be awarded to individuals displaying a great passion for the livestock show industry and/or livestock production. An agriculture major or a career goal in livestock is not a requirement but a continued future involvement in the livestock industry is. The scholarship is funded solely through Sullivan Supply. The scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of five industry leaders that will be kept confidential to promote objectivity. Members of the Sullivan family or Sullivan Supply employees or immediate family members will not serve on this committee nor will they be eligible to receive the scholarships. All scholarship recipients will be announced on our website in May, 2024.
Candidate requirements:
Open to College Students 21 years of age or younger and graduating high school seniors.
U.S. and Canadian residents eligible.
Previous Sullivan scholarship winners not eligible to reapply.
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Source: Sullivan Supply Inc. Facebook Page