Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Announces 2018 Scholarship
Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association
LEXINGTON (February 22, 2018) — The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association (BTGCA) has announced that the 2018 BTGCA Scholarship applications are now being accepted.
The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award ten $2,000 scholarships to students for the 2018-2019 school years. It is a great way for our organization to help our farm families as they work to provide educational opportunities to their children.
The BTGCA scholarship is awarded on the basis of the student's overall grade point average, writing ability, and leadership potential. All applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 from their current educational institution. The BTGCA will show preference to those applicants who have a tobacco farming background.
The BTGCA scholarship is awarded for one academic year, in two equal amounts for the fall and spring semesters. Students may re-apply each year. The scholarships are available to individuals from the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and West Virginia.
The 2018 BTGCA Scholarship application is available on the BTGCA website or by calling the office at (859) 252-3561. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 and mailed to the BTGCA office.
Each application will be reviewed by the Burley Co-op Scholarship Committee, and recipients will be notified of the award offer by April 25. The first installment of the scholarship will be directly paid to the individual upon proper proof of enrollment from the registrar's office by August 15. The winners will be requested to attend our Annual Meeting and Tobacco Expo for recognition.
To learn more about the BTGCA, visit the BTGCA website.