JDC Farm Bureau offers scholarship to seniors

Published 1:06 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Jefferson Davis County Farm Bureau was organized nearly 100 years ago. Its purpose and mission is to provide the agricultural community with access to dependable and economical insurance and to advocate public policies to benefit the agricultural community. Those goals are still the foundation of Jefferson Davis County Farm Bureau. However, through the years, JDCFB has responded to the need to engage in a broader range of activities to help enhance the overall economic and social development of the county. Education has and will continue to play a vital role in improving the economy and quality of life for the citizens of the county. In 2011, the JDCFB established three yearly $1000.00 academic scholarships to help local students pursue college degrees. Parents of the applicants must be in good standing as members of JDCFB for at least five years. Criteria which will be used in the evaluation of applicants for these scholarships include academic record, involvement and interest in agriculture and related activities, involvement in extra-curricular activities and financial need.

Recipients must be a full-time student at one of the high education institutions in Mississippi and must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5. Payment will be made in equal $500.00 per semester awards. Scholarships will be awarded on a yearly basis and current recipients may reapply during the course of their college career.

Applicants must submit a copy of their academic transcripts, a brief resume concerning their past activities and their goals in pursuing a higher education degree and three letters of recommendation from teachers, school administrators or community leaders with whom they have been associated.

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Application forms are available at the Jefferson Davis County Farm Bureau Office on Pearl Avenue in Prentiss. Application deadline is June 29.