The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Awards Students with Scholarships
Today, DeKalb County Farm Bureau is the premier agricultural organization in the county that boasts a membership of 6,200 members. Focus areas include farm business, legislative and local issues, agricultural literacy, information, and education.
The DeKalb County Farm Bureau offers a multitude of services for its members, from scholarships to farm safety programs, health screenings, family events, and agricultural meetings.
Each year, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau awards 10 deserving high school students with a scholarship for expenses related to their higher education. The Farm Bureau’s focus on investing in today’s youth has a significant impact on the local workforce. A strong and educated workforce is essential for employers and employees in every county.
The number of scholarships awarded has increased over the past several years. In 1963 three scholarships were awarded, in the early 1990’s, 32 scholarships were awarded.
The Farm Bureau’s Senior Scholarship program has awarded 1,094 students a total of $1.6 million to date.
Scholarship recipients are selected by an impartial Scholarship Committee that reviews student applications with exceptional academics, demonstration of leadership and community service. These are all key ingredients for a bright and rewarding future in the workplace.
To learn of the eligibility requirements for the scholarship, please visit www.PlantALegacy.org Applications are due by March 8th, 2019.
Good luck to every applicant and congratulations to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau for playing an essential role in economic development for DeKalb County.