Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary

"The Bo-Peeps"                  Promoting Lamb and Wool Since 1958
The Bo-Peeps Promote Education in Agriculture

2019 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The purpose of the Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary Scholarship Program is to promote continuing education in agriculture and agriculture-related fields through academic financial support. Examples of agriculture-related fields include, but are not necessarily limited to: Animal Science (i.e. Genetics, Nutrition), Soil, Crop, and Plant Science, Fashion and Textiles, Marketing, Environmental Research and Conservation.

 

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship awarded is $1,000.

  

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States and a Kern County resident attending high school or college.  Applicant must be taking or planning to enroll in agriculture or agriculture-related courses, with plans to pursue a college degree in agriculture or an agriculture-related field.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

A grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained for sophomore through senior years.  Complete, SEALED transcripts must accompany applications.

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS

Essay Theme:  Consumer awareness of "where food comes from" and "food safety" is at an all-time high.  How does agriculture continue to keep the public at ease in delivering a safe, healthy product?

Length of essay should be 1,500 words or less. Entries will be judged on originality, clarity, and continuity of theme. Applicants must submit three (3) typewritten, double-spaced copies of their essay with the application.  Entry deadline is April 17, 2019.  All essay entries will become and remain the property of the Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary. 


SELECTION OF RECIPIENT

The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of academic record, merit of applicant’s essay, membership in agricultural organizations (i.e. 4-H and FFA), farm experience, extra-curricular activities, and community service.  Selection of the recipient is made by the Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary Scholarship Committee.  The decision of the committee will be final.  
 

AWARD

The recipient will be notified by mail. The scholarship will be awarded in two (2) installments in the amount of $500 per semester. The first installment will be paid to the college or university of choice upon proof of enrollment in agriculture or agriculture-related courses by submitting an official class schedule to the Scholarship Committee.  Upon receipt of an official (sealed) transcript and second semester class schedule, the second installment will be paid to the college or university of enrollment.  Achievement of a 3.0 GPA is required.      

In the event that no one meets the criteria regarding required eligibility, originality of essay, or deadline, the Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary reserves the right to withhold the award.

ABILITY TO SPEAK TO THE AUXILIARY

The recipient will be required to read their essay entry to the Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary during one of the regular membership meetings.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Mail all scholarship entries to:

Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary

Scholarship Committee

P O Box 80715
     Bakersfield, CA 93380-0715

       

For questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact:

Janet Barreneche

janetbarreneche@gmail.com  



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