Ag scholarship deadline February 1

Westchester Foundation supports undergraduate studies

The application deadline for the next round of Westchester Foundation college scholarships is February 1, 2010. The scholarships are given by the foundation to high school seniors accepted for enrollment and students already enrolled in a course of study related to agriculture or agribusiness at accredited colleges, universities and community colleges.

The scholarships can be renewed annually for up to four years, provided the students maintain acceptable grade point averages. While the amount awarded for each scholarship varies by individual and economic need, successful applicants may anticipate a minimum of $1,000 per year to fund any expenses related to attendance at the college of their choice.

The foundation’s board of directors selects recipients based on academic qualifications, community and school involvement, leadership potential and financial need.

Applications can be downloaded from the Westchester Group Web site and must be received no later than February 1, 2010, to be considered for scholarship funds for the fall semester of the 2010–2011 school year.

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