The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation is offering the Educational Assistance Competitive Grant for school year 2014-15. The Educational Assistance grant is an award of up to $2,000 toward the cost of tuition, on campus housing, lab fees and books that can be billed through the college or university.
Individuals who have a current Farm Service Number on record with the Farm Service Agency as of July 1, 2014 and reside in the nine major counties the foundation serves, or tobacco quota owners, quota owners/growers, or grower/tenants of Farm Service Agency (FSA) record in any single crop year from 1997 through 2004 and their immediate family dependents whose permanent address is within the state of Ohio, are eligible.
Applicants must be enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in the 2014-15 school year at an accredited institution and be seeking a degree. Students must also maintain 2.0 or higher GPA verifiable by the school.
Applications and guidelines for the Educational Assistance Competitive Grant are now available at the SOACDF office, Farm Service Agencies, local Extension offices or online at www.soacdf.net. The application period is July 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2014. Applications will not be accepted after this period. If you have questions, call the foundation office at 937-393-2700.
The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation serves 22 counties in southern Ohio by providing educational assistance, agricultural and economic development projects.