Scholarships available for Ashtabula County students

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JEFFERSON, Ohio — Ohio State Extension and the Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship Committee will offer a minimum of fourteen scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year to Ashtabula County students enrolled in either an accredited four-year college or two-year technical institute.

Scholarships available

Up to $5,000 from the Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship Fund for Ashtabula County students enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, or environmental sciences.

Two $1,000 Ashtabula County Holstein Club Scholarships for Ashtabula County students from a commercial dairy farm family enrolled in a two-year technical institute or a four-year college. Or for a student studying animal science.

The $1,000 Allan C. Jerome Memorial Scholarship for an Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, or environmental sciences. First preference given to graduates of the Pymatuning Valley School District.

The $1,000 Kellogg Memorial Scholarship for a student who has at least completed their freshmen year of a two-year technical or four-year undergraduate college program in the study of production agriculture, dairy science, or farm management.

The $1,000 Lester C. Marrison Memorial Scholarship for an Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, or family and consumer sciences. Secondary preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in education.

At least one $1,000 Service-Jerome Scholarship for a student studying agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, or environmental sciences at Ohio State University or the Agricultural Technical Institute. Applicants from the Pymatuning Valley School system will be given first choice; Grand Valley Local Schools, second choice; Jefferson Area Schools, third choice.

The $1,000 Harold and Dick Springer Memorial Scholarship for an Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, or environmental sciences. Secondary preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in education.

Two $1,000 Centerra Co-op Scholarships for Ashtabula County students enrolled in either a four-year college or an accredited two-year technical institute. The family must derive a portion of their income from farming.

The $1,000 Christopher L. Zaebst Memorial Scholarship for an Ashtabula County student enrolled in an Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree or accredited technical school, studying an area of their choice. Preference to a family who derives a portion of their income from dairy, or another source of production agriculture (crops or livestock). A student who successfully completed a 4-H or FFA livestock project for three or more consecutive years is also eligible. If the student maintains a 3.0 grade average (by proof of transcript) during the award year, an additional $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student.

The $1,000 Prochko Family Memorial Scholarship for an Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, veterinarian sciences, or environmental sciences. First preference will be given to graduates of the Jefferson Area School District or for a student whose family derives their income from a dairy farm.

The $500 Lautanen Family 4-H Scholarship for a student who is or was an Ashtabula County 4-H club member for a minimum of five years. The student must demonstrate outstanding achievement in 4-H project work, outstanding leadership qualities, above average scholastic record, and a record of community service.

The $500 Jim Baird Memorial Scholarship for an Ashtabula County student from a commercial dairy farm family enrolled in a two-year technical institute or full four-year college. Or to a student studying animal science. Both graduate and undergraduate students who are studying agriculture, natural resources, home economics, and environmental sciences can apply.

Details

Scholarships are for a one-year period. A student may apply and be awarded a scholarship in three years from the scholarship fund. (This is a new change to the scholarship rules.)

Application forms with complete instructions for applying are available at the Extension office, by calling 440-576-9008, or at http://go.osu.edu/agscholarship.

Application are due by May 1 — no late applications will be considered. For more information call OSU Extension-Ashtabula County or email ashtabulacountyagscholarship@gmail.com.

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