JDC Farm Bureau offers scholarship for the elderly – Prentiss Headlight

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The Jefferson Davis County Farm Bureau was organized nearly 100 years ago. Its purpose and mission is to provide the farming community with access to reliable, cost-effective insurance and to advocate public policy to benefit the farming community. These goals are still the foundation of the Jefferson Davis County Farm Bureau. However, over the years JDCFB has responded to the need to engage in a wider range of activities to help improve the overall economic and social development of the county. Education has played and will continue to play a vital role in improving the economy and the quality of life for citizens of the county. In 2011, the JDCFB established three annual $1,000.00 college scholarships to help local students pursue a college education. Applicants’ parents must have been JDCFB members in good standing for at least five years. The criteria that will be used in the evaluation of applicants for these scholarships include academic record, participation and interest in agriculture and related activities, participation in extracurricular activities, and financial need.

Recipients must be full-time students at one of Mississippi’s institutions of higher learning and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. Payment will be made in equal $500.00 per semester. The scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and current recipients may reapply during their academic career.

Applicants should submit a copy of their transcripts, a brief curriculum vitae regarding their past activities and 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.

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

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