The Stanly County Cattlemen’s Association is currently accepting applications for their Academic Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a Stanly County graduating high school senior or graduate who will enroll in a two or four year program at an accredited college or university and major in some field of agriculture. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student meeting eligibility requirements set by the Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Committee. Equal payments of one-half of the award will be sent to the institution’s financial aid office at the beginning of each semester to be credited to the student’s account for tuition, books or fees.
Eligible persons wanting to apply must complete an application form, submit a copy of their academic transcripts, and include at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor of the applicant’s choice. Applicants may be required to attend an interview with the Scholarship Committee. Scholarship recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average while in college. Selection will be based on scholastic performance (25%), citizenship, leadership and extra curricular activities (25%), community contributions (25%) and financial need (25%).
Applications must be received before by April 6, 2015. Students should contact their school guidance counselor to obtain an application. The scholarship application is also available on the local Extension website: stanly.ces.ncsu.edu. Contact Steve Lemons at the Cooperative Extension Office, 704-983-3987, for additional information.