Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Deadline Nears for Three Scholarship Opportunities

Lucas County Farm Bureau will be awarding a minimum of 2, $750 scholarships to 2014 graduating high school senors.  The only requirement on the application is that the senior's parents are currently Lucas County Farm Bureau members.  Applications are available at the Lucas County Farm Bureau office, 811 S. 4th St., by emailing, visiting our Facebook page "Lucas County Farm Bureau" or students may contact Sue Curnutte at the Chariton High School.
The deadline to return applications to the Lucas County Farm Bureau office is March 3, 2014.  The winners will be notified by the end of March/early April.  Certificates of recognition will be presented at the Senior Award banquet held in May.
The $750 will be paid directly to the college of choice for the student's second semester with submission of first semester grades to LCFB.
Lucas County Farm Bureau members can also find the Ruth B. Sayre scholarship application on the Members only side of the under Members Benefits, then Scholarships.
The County Women's Council (CWC) offers the Ruth B. Sayr scholarships for the purpose of fostering educational development of women.  Scholarship awards of $500 shall be paid to the educational institution where student recipient is attending.
Appluications do not have to be Farm Bureau members, as this is an award from the Country Women's Council organization.  IFBF has agreed to make the applications available to our members as IFBF supports this scholarship in honor of Ruth B. Sayre.  The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014.
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation will award 54, $1,000 scholarship awards to students pursuing the completion of a two - or four-year degree.  Sons and/or daughters of Iowa Farm Bureau members are eligible to apply.
Six district winners will be selected in each of the nine Iowa Farm Bureau Federation districts for the fall tuition awards.
Applications for the 2014 IFBF Scholarship are due March 3, 2014 in the Lucas County Farm Bureau office.  Members should log on at to access the online 'fillable' scholarship form as handwritten forms will not be accepted.  If you have any questions or need assistance please call us at 641-885-5984.
Emails Needed
Lucas County Farm Bureau will soon be sending out its annual opinionaire via email to our members.  The opinionaire is one way for you, our members, to voice your views about issues affecting your farm and for us to collectively gather that information.  This can help shape future Iowa Farm Bureau Federation policy.
We'd like members to send us an email at using your current email address.  This will allow us to update our records and ensure that future opionionaires reach your inbox.
Please call us at 774-5984 if you have any question.

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