Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Announces 2019 Scholarships
Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2019) — The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association (BTGCA) is proud to announce that the 2019 BTGCA Scholarship applications are now being accepted for individuals attending community and technical colleges, private colleges, two-year public colleges, seminaries, trade schools and public universities.
The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award 10 $2,000 scholarships to students for the 2019-2020 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 2019 BTGCA Scholarship application is available on the BTGCA website or by calling the BTGCA office at (859) 252-3561. Applications must be mailed to the BTGCA office and postmarked by April 1, 2019.
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, 2019. The first installment of the scholarship will be paid upon proper proof of enrollment from the registrar's office by August 15.
To learn more about the BTGCA, visit burleytobacco.com.