LOUISVILLE – The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 87 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.
To be considered, students must complete the application available for download at kyfb.com/scholarships and return the requested material to KFB postmarked by February 29, 2016. Qualifying students will have at least a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or a minimum 23 ACT score, be the child of a KFB member, and finish high school within the year in which they apply.
KFB also offers four additional scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. To be considered for these college scholarships, students must meet the varied criteria outlined for each, complete the appropriate downloadable application available at kyfb.com/scholarships and return the requested material to KFB postmarked by April 29, 2016.
“The Foundation’s goal is to assist as many individuals as possible in attaining their educational pursuits,” said Susie Tanner, Coordinator of KFB’s Education Foundation. “Post-secondary education costs continue to rise and Farm Bureau scholarships help defray some of the expenses associated with obtaining a degree. There is no better investment for the organization than to invest in our members and their children.”
KFB’s Education Foundation, created to help Farm Bureau members and their families reach their goal of obtaining post-secondary education, was formed in 1953. During the last 62 years, the Education Foundation has awarded approximately 1,500 college scholarships – worth more than $2.3 million dollars – to both traditional and non-traditional students.
To learn more about these and several other college scholarships offered by Kentucky Farm Bureau, visit kyfb.com/scholarships.