River Valley AgCredit will award a total of *five scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year for the West Region and *five scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year for the East Region. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to three incoming freshmen enrolled in an agricultural curriculum at an accredited university in each area designated. In addition, a $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to two students currently enrolled in an agricultural curriculum at an accredited university in each area designated. The committee has the authority to designate the five $1,500 scholarships as they deem necessary. In the West Region, one of these scholarships will be named the “Eldon Heathcott” Scholarship and will require the applicant be attending Murray State University. Another scholarship will be named the “David Leonard” Memorial Scholarship.
To be eligible for either scholarship, the applicant must be an immediate family member (son or daughter) of a current member of River Valley AgCredit. Applicants cannot be an immediate family member of an employee or director.
Each award will be a one-time scholarship. The scholarship is to be used to pay education-related expenses and will be issued in the form of a check payable to the individual. Students may apply every year they are eligible.
Applications must be received at the River Valley AgCredit Administrative Office on or before April 17, 2017. The address is:
ATTENTION: Jessica Johnson
River Valley AgCredit
408 E. Broadway
P.O. Box 309
Mayfield, KY 42066
The selection committee will consist of current board members of River Valley AgCredit. Other individuals designated by the CEO of River Valley can also serve on the selection committee. They will review all applications and choose semifinalists (the number is dependent upon the number of eligible applications received.) The selection committee will conduct interviews of the semifinalists. They will choose the five recipients. The process will be completed by May 15, 2017.
* The directors and judges of the scholarship selection committee reserve the right to reduce the number of scholarships awarded based upon the number of eligible applications received.