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Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation
Will award 83 county and state college scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a four-year course of study.

ELIGIBILITY

  • have either a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or a minimum 23 ACT score
  • be the child of a Kentucky Farm Bureau member and remain such, while the scholarship is in force
  • finish high school within the year they apply for the scholarship
  • for the Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship, applicant’s parents must be actively engaged in production agriculture

Note: Children of Kentucky Farm Bureau, Claims Personnel, State Board Members, State & District Employees and State Women’s Advisory Committee Members are ineligible to apply. Children of Agency Secretaries, CSRs, Agents and Agency Managers are eligible to apply for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Agents Association scholarship and should utilize the application below.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2014.

right-arrow 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship Program Application (PDF format)
right-arrow 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship Program Application (WORD format)


Young Farmer Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to two college or vocational/technical school students.

ELIGIBILITY

  • be a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau and remain such while the scholarship is in force.
    Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to retain their own membership. However, an applicant who is a dependent may apply under a parent’s/guardian’s membership.
  • be between the ages of 18-35 years old. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission and have not reached their 36th birthday by January 1, 2015.
  • be a college upperclassman (Sophomore-Senior status) for the 2014-2015 school year. Vocational/Technical school students and Graduate-level students are also eligible to apply.
  • be majoring in agriculture or a related field at a Kentucky college or university, unless the program of study is not offered in the state of Kentucky.
  • be enrolled as a full-time student each semester the scholarship payments are made; the student will forfeit the scholarship, should they be less than full-time.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by April 25, 2014.

right-arrow 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Scholarship Application (PDF format)
right-arrow 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Scholarship Application (WORD format)


Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship
One scholarship up to $3,000 to a non-traditional student, pursuing a four-year course of study.

ELIGIBILITY

  • applicant must be a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau for at least two years prior to applying for this award.
  • applicant must be a Kentucky high school graduate (GED is acceptable).
  • applicant must be at least 23 years old, currently enrolled in college, or attempting to enroll and pursuing a four-year course of study at any Kentucky college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Agency Managers, Agents, County Secretaries and CSRs, District and State Employees, members of the State Board of Directors, State Young Farmer and Women Advisory Committees and their immediate family members are ineligible to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by April 25, 2014

right-arrow 2014 Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship (PDF format)
right-arrow 2014 Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship (WORD format)


Louis F. Ison Memorial Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship to a full-time graduate student pursuing a degree at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food & Environment.

ELIGIBILITY

  • student must be the child of a Kentucky Farm Bureau member, or if married, must have their own membership before applying.
  • children of Kentucky Farm Bureau State Directors, State Women’s Advisory Committee members and Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and Insurance employees are not eligible.
  • student must hold a baccalaureate degree from any recognized four-year college in the state of Kentucky.
  • student must be enrolled or accepted for admission as a full-time graduate student and be pursuing a graduate degree in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food & Environment. Previous winners are not eligible. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by April 25, 2014.

right-arrow 2014 Louis F. Ison Scholarship (PDF format)
right-arrow 2014 Louis F. Ison Scholarship (WORD format)


Women's Educational Grant
One $1,500 scholarship to a female non-traditional student for the following school year.

ELIGIBILITY

  • applicant must be a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau for at least one year prior to applying for this award.
  • applicant must be a high school graduate (GED is acceptable).
  • applicant must be a female non-traditional student who is interested in resuming her education after leaving school (either secondary or post-secondary) to fulfill either family or work-related responsibilities.
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Agency Managers, Agents, District and State Employees, members of the State Board of Directors, State Young Farmer and Women Advisory Committees and their immediate family members are ineligible to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by October 24, 2014.

right-arrow 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau Women's Educational Grant (PDF format)
right-arrow 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau Women's Educational Grant (WORD format)


Women's Mini-Grant Program
The grant of up to $500 is offered to county Farm Bureaus for education programs for grades Preschool-12 or adults, which will result in increased agricultural literacy for the target group. Six mini-grants will be awarded to county Farm Bureaus in 2014.

ELIGIBILITY
Mini-grants are offered to county Farm Bureaus on a competitive basis with priority given to those programs demonstrating a need for financial support. Prior recipients of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Women’s Mini-Grant Program must wait three years before re-applying for grant funds.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by October 24, 2014.

right-arrow 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Women's Mini-Grant Program (PDF format)
right-arrow 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Women's Mini-Grant Program (WORD format)

 


John C. Hendricks Beef Tour Young Producer Program

A tour grant will be awarded to selected young beef cattle producers who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the beef cattle industry and participating in the John C. Hendricks Beef Tour sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicant must be a Kentucky Farm Bureau member
  • Must be between the ages of 18-35 years old
  • Must be actively engaged in beef cattle production
  • A deposit of $100 is required with each application, which will be refunded to applicants not selected.
  • Applicants must include the following with the application: an explanation of their farm operation and
    agricultural background; an essay (300 words or less) describing their interest in attending the beef
    tour; and two letters of recommendation. One recommendation must be from the County Farm Bureau
    President
  • Tour grants will be based on double occupancy rates. Grant recipients who request single
    occupancy will be billed the difference between these two rates
  • Prior recipients of the John C. Hendricks Beef Tour Young Producer Program are ineligible for receiving
    future incentive funds
  • In the event a recipient cannot attend the tour, incentive funds will be awarded to an alternate applicant
  • Judging will be conducted after the application deadline and selected recipients will be notified prior to
    via mail.

right-arrow 2014 Young Producer Program Application (PDF Format)
right-arrow 2014 Young Producer Program Application (WORD Format)


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