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Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative announces 2015 scholarship

 

Special to Kentucky Agricultural News

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association (BTGCA) is accepting applications for the 2015 BTGCA Scholarship.

The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award 10 $2,000 scholarships to students for the 2015-2016 school years. The scholarships help 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 Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and West Virginia.

The 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015. The first installment of the scholarship will be directly paid to the individual upon proper proof of enrollment from the registrar's office by Aug. 15. The winners will be requested to attend the co-op's Annual Meeting and Tobacco Expo for recognition.

To learn more about the BTGCA, visit www.burleytobacco.com.