Growing Women in Agriculture

The Shelby County Growing Women in Agriculture event each year celebrates the empowerment of all women in our county and beyond. One of the best ways to empower yourself is through education, and that is why the committee for the Women in Agriculture event created a scholarship for women in our community.

This scholarship was created to help a woman who is starting or furthering her education but may have a financial barrier to doing so. The scholarship is funded through a portion of the participant fees from our yearly event. The application is due to the Shelby County Farm Bureau office by July 31, 2023, and below are the scholarship requirements and application. Please contact the Shelby County Farm Bureau office at 877-775-7642 or [email protected] for more information or any questions.

Scholarship Qualifications
  1. The scholarship is open to adult female students from Shelby and surrounding counties who are headed to college for the first time or are returning to complete an interrupted education.
  2. Applicants must enroll in an accredited vocational school, trading program, or a two-year or four-year college starting in the fall or winter of 2023.
  3. Applicants must present the completed application to the Shelby County Farm Bureau, 110 Industrial Drive, Suite C, Wapakoneta, OH  45895 on or before July 31, 2023.
  4. Applicants will be invited to a 30-minute interview. 

Judging shall be on the following basis:

    1. Character
    2. Initiative/Goals                      
    3. Financial Need                      
    4. Community Engagement 

This $1,000 scholarship will be made payable to the student upon proof of enrollment. 

Scholarship Application

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