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Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative announces 2017 scholarship


Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association


LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association (BTGCA) is proud to announce that the 2017 BTGCA Scholarship applications are now being accepted.

The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award 10 $2,000 scholarships to students for the 2017-2018 school years.

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 2017 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, 2017 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 the April 25, 2017. 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 the BTGCA's Annual Meeting and Tobacco Expo for recognition.

To learn more about the BTGCA, visit