Building upon the interests of its donors, the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Board of Directors established the new Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar (OFBFS) award in 2008. The OFBFS award recognizes students for academic effort, community service and career interests that use agriculture to enhance the partnership between producers and consumers in rural, suburban and/or urban settings
Award amounts will vary, the program provides a minimum $1500 award per year.
1) Applicant must be a resident of Ohio.
2) Applicant must be enrolled in one of the following courses of study:
a) An accredited high school program, with personal plans to pursue a degree as a full time student in an accredited two-year technical school or four–year college or university program.
b) A course of study leading to completion in an accredited GED program, with personal plans to pursue a degree as a full time student in an accredited two-year technical school or four–year college or university program.
c) An accredited two-year technical school.
d) An accredited four-year college or university program.
e) An accredited graduate program.
3) Scholarship monies will be paid directly to the applicant after submission of their respective transcript detailing their grades for the first quarter or semester for the 2015-16 academic year. Transcript must show that the Applicant/Scholarship Recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA in their chosen course of study.
4) Applicant /Scholarship Recipient may reapply annually.
5) Other Considerations:
a) The Applicant does not need to be a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau, their respective county Farm Bureau and/or member of any club or organization directly related to vocational agriculture.