Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Application
Deadline: This application form and all other required documents must be received by March 12, 2021 by 4PM. Mail to 1361 State Highway 128 Shelbyville, IL 62565. Questions? Call (217) 774-2151 (8AM - 4:30PM). Website: www.shelbycofb.com.
In 500 characters or less please answer the following: Provide examples of the five most meaningful/influential activities in which you have participated. Descriptions should be no more than two sentences each and could include examples from school activities, clubs, community involvement, work history, church activities, etc.
Essay Topic: Explain how your area of study currently impacts the agriculture industry and how you will use your education to make an impact in rural agricultural communities. Be sure to include how recieiving this scholarship will help you to achieve those goals.
Upload your typed essay following these guidelines:
- no more than two pages double spaced
- 12 pt font
- Times New Roman
The next step is attaching a minimum of two letters of recommendation: (reference to character.)
You will need a minimum of two letters from two different people, not related to you.
This is a test of your responsibility. We need the name of all the recommenders, their email, and how long you've known them.
After you've entered their information, it will be your duty to contact them and ask them to write a letter, on letter head, recommending you for this award.
Recommendations should be
1. e-mailed to email@example.com directly from the recomender
2. OR mailed in a sealed envelope to Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation at 1361 State Highway 128 Shelbyville, IL 62565
3. OR delivered to our office in a sealed envelope.
Should you be selected as a recipient, we ask that you send us a professional headshot for the newspaper! This is optional. If you would like to submit a photo now, so you don't have to later that is an option.
I understand that should I be selected as a scholarship winner as a result of submission of this application, I will be asked to submit a photograph of myself and/or be photographed for inclusion in local newspapers or publications, and the Shelby County Farm Bureau Facebook page and website for publicity purposes. I hearby authorize the Shelby County Farm Bureau to publish my picture in the event that I am selected a winner and expressly release Shelby County Farm Bureau, its officers, employees and ages from any and all claims, known or unknown, rising out of or in any way connected with the uses described above. (NOTE: if the applicant is under 18, a parent must sign, the application will not be accepted otherwise).
I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge, all the above information in this application is correct and complete.
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Application.Your registration will be reviewed.
Winners will be notified via email April 30, 2021. Winners will be announced and posted to our website on May 15, 2021. A news release will be published June 1, 2021 in our membership newspaper.
We would like to recognize our high school scholarship recipients at their High School Graduation awards night. Please work with us to get that scheduled.
We invite all scholarship recipients to our May baord of directors meeting to be recognized for their outstanding academic success. This will be May 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM at the Shelby County Farm Bureau office.
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