A) In order to be eligible for the scholarship the applicant must be a dependent of a current Ottawa County Farm Bureau regular member, or if married, or 21 years of age or older, have his/her own Ottawa County Farm Bureau membership.
B) The applicant should have a scholastic grade point average, as indicated by Michigan State University, of 2.75 or above, on a 4.0 scale.
C) The applicant must be accepted or enrolled at Michigan State University in an agriculturally related course of study.
D) Applications must be received no later than March 1 at the Ottawa County Farm Bureau office in the calendar year for which they are applying. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 15.
E) The scholarship is to be applied toward tuition at Michigan State University beginning with the fall semester following receipt of the scholarship. Awards are made in two installments, one each at the end of the first two semesters. To receive any installment the student must maintain a 2.75 GPA for the semester.
F) The scholarship is a gift, not a loan.
G) The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage students who are preparing for careers in the agricultural industry. The award of the scholarship is solely within the discretion of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.