Soil and Water District scholarships available
The Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District is offering two scholarships to high school seniors in Morrow County.
Don McGinnis Memorial Scholarship
The Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District in cooperation with the McGinnis family, has made available an annual $500 memorial scholarship for Morrow County high school seniors. The applicant must be a senior at one of the five Morrow County High Schools entering as a freshman at a two or four year accredited college pursuing an Environmental or Agricultural course of study. Applications, which are available at the Morrow SWCD Office, are due in by Friday, April 27, 2012 and the recipient will be announced the week of May 7, 2012.
Interested individuals should contact the Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419–946-7923.
Steve Ruhl Memorial Scholarship
In honor of Steve Ruhl, former OSU Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent, the Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District has developed a $500 continuing scholarship for college students. Criteria to be eligible for the scholarship are as follows: 1) Applicant and parents must be residents of Morrow County, Ohio; 2) Applicant must be a full-time college student entering the second year of an Associate Program, a Junior or Senior in a Baccalaureate Program, or in graduate school; 3) Applicant must be maintaining a 2.5 grade point average in a 4.0 scale; 4) Applicants will be judged on GPA, application of major course of study to environmental issues, agriculture, or education, references, and leadership potential; 5) Applicant may not have been the recipient of a previous Morrow SWCD scholarship. Application forms, along with official college grade transcripts and three letters of reference must be completed and returned by April 27, 2012 to the Morrow SWCD Office.
Steve was a wonderful friend to everyone in the Morrow County agriculture community. We are all very grateful for the assistance Steve provided for the benefit of agriculture in Morrow County. The Morrow SWCD hopes that many young students will reap the benefits from Steve’s legacy.
For additional information regarding the Steve Ruhl Memorial Scholarship or to get an application, you can contact the Morrow SWCD at email@example.com or 419–946-7923.