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New Jersey Equine Advisory Board Announces $1,000 Scholarship

NJ Equine Advisory Board logoThe New Jersey Equine Advisory Board has announced a $1,000 scholarship to help 4-H and FFA members pursue their equine activities. Members of organizations represented on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board are also eligible. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 16 and reside in the State of New Jersey.

The Sara Dubinin Scholarship, in memory of Sara Dubinin, who loved horses, will be presented at the New Jersey Bred Equine Breeder Awards Luncheon on January 25, 2015 At Charley’s Other Brother Restaurant in Eastampton.

Sara, a Sayreville resident, graduated from Cardinal McCarrick High School in South Amboy in 2006. The 19-year-old was attending Middlesex County College when she succumbed to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident in September of 2007.

Those interested in receiving the scholarship must submit an application form including an essay on, “How horses have affected my life and how horses figure into my future.” The application can be found at www.jerseyequine.nj.gov/dubininapplicationform.pdf. Consideration of applications will be weighted upon the candidate’s financial need.

The deadline to submit the essay is January 2, 2015. It can be submitted to Lynn Mathews, 609-292-2888 or lynn.mathews@ag.state.nj.us.

New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award

NJ Department of Agriculture logoNew Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year, was started because of her desire to give back to the community. Worth $500, this scholarship is meant to assist its recipient in beginning their future in agriculture.

The qualifications for receiving this award include submitting an application, found here www.jerseyequine.nj.gov/agachievementapplform.pdf, a resume along with an essay answering the question, “How has your involvement within your respective nominating organization helped to shape your future career choice?”

In addition, a contestant is required to be a current, active member of an organization either on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and/or represented at the Youth Reception portion of the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention.  Each organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and a participant of the State Agricultural Convention is able to nominate a maximum of two contestants.

The winner of the Agricultural Achievement Award must attend the Annual New Jersey Bred Equine Breeders Award Luncheon to be held on Sunday, January 26, 2015 in Eastampton and will read his or her essay to the attendees.

Please mail application, resume and essay by January 2, 2015 to:

NJDA
Attn:  Lynn Mathews
P.O. Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

If you have any questions, contact Lynn Mathews, 609-292-2888 or lynn.mathews@ag.state.nj.us.

2014 Bolen Scholarship Awarded

photo of Bolen family and Karleen PerigoCongratulations to Karleen Perigo, 4-H member in the Four Legged Friends rabbit/small animal club! The scholarship was announced prior to the 4-H Rabbit and Small Animal show at this year’s fair.

Anna Maria Bolen was a long-time 4-H clothing leader in Mercer County, NJ. She was a dedicated volunteer who shared her knowledge of sewing and design with her club members and the community.
The Anna Maria Bolen Scholarship seeks to acknowledge a Sussex County 4-H’er who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, helping others, community service and will be pursuing a career in the arts.
Karleen is pursuing a career in music arts and music composition at Sussex County Community College.

Karleen Perigo (right) is awarded the scholarship by Anita Collins and her father.

2014 Sussex County Ag Society Scholarship

Illustration of barn and siloGraduating seniors at all Sussex County high schools are invited to apply for the Sussex County Agricultural Society Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship has been presented for over 25 years to graduates pursuing degrees in many fields related to agriculture. In past years, multiple scholarships have been awarded in amounts of over $500 each. The number of scholarships and amount awarded varies annually, depending on the number of applicants, qualifications and available funds.

The following are the qualifications for this scholarship:

  1.  The student is to major in a field of study that is related to agriculture after high school. This may include horticulture, dairy science, production agriculture, veterinary science, or agricultural mechanics/engineering.
  2. The student must be a resident of Sussex County
  3. The winner(s) will be determined by the Ag Society.
  4. The award will be presented at the recipient’s school awards assembly

You may download an application here.

Applications are due Monday, March 10, 2014

If you have questions about the scholarship or application, please call Mrs. Julie Shotwell, 973-383-9868.

 

Sussex County 4-H Foundation Scholarships

4-H Scholarships

The Sussex County 4-H Foundation assists youth involved in 4-H, who are qualified high school graduates the opportunity to pursue a level of higher education of their choice.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a former or present Sussex County 4-H club members who has graduated or is graduating from a high school and is an active Sussex County 4-H club member for at least five (5) years, three (3) of which must be while attending high school, and a minimum of three (3) years club work

Application Forms

Forms may be obtained from high school guidance counselors, the Sussex County 4-H Office, 129 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ 07860. The telephone number is 973-948-3040.

Applications may also be downloaded here.

Application Requirements

Grants will be awarded on the basis of 4-H achievement, 4-H leadership, and scholastic standing in relation to the following requirements. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the following criteria needs to be met:

  • Must be an active 4-H’er for at least (5) years, three (3) of which must be while in high school, and a minimum of three (3) years club work.
  • Completed application forms must be submitted to the 4-H office no later than April 1. An application form is not considered complete unless a written recommendation from a teacher, academic counselor, or administrator is included in the packet. You must also include a copy of your transcript.

A current head and shoulder picture would be welcome. It will be used for publicity related to the announcement of the scholarships.

If necessary, applicants may be asked to be interviewed.

Students who have completed previous application form(s) may reapply by updating the application form(s) and by rewriting your essay to reflect the continued involvement in 4-H such as, but not limited to, an adviser capacity, leadership role, or collegiate involvement. In addition you must add a current transcript, as well as a new letter or recommendation from an academic counselor, a professor, or an administrator from the institution you are now attending.

Scholarships will only be given to students who are involved in undergraduate studies. If their initial application is rejected they may reapply the following year. Sussex 4-H members may only receive the scholarship one time. (Note: re-applications should indicate the member’s continued participation in 4-H.)

Final Selection

The selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Scholarship Committee of Sussex County 4-H Foundation, Inc. All incomplete applications with reference to the above requirements will be disqualified.

For more information about the 4-H Foundation Scholarship Program, contact the  Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H , Sussex County, (973)-948-3040

Download the scholarship application

The deadline for submitting the 4-H Foundation Scholarship Application is April 1st

Tom Everett Memorial Scholarship – Agricultural Major or related field

$2000 Academic Scholarship & $500 Continuing Ed

With the new year approaching please keep in mind the Tom Everett Memorial Scholarship, with college students on winter break it’s a good time to get it in.

Deadline is March 31, 2014

$2000 Academic Scholarship

  • Applicant must be enrolled at and in the academic rank of sophomore, junior or senior at any accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in The applicant must be a NJ resident majoring in an agricultural subject area (i.e. Botany, Plant Science, Animal Science, Agronomy, Entomology, etc.) or other related fields.
  • Applicant must also intend to pursue a career in production agriculture or in a field related to agriculture. The applicant (or parent, if under 21) must be a current member of NJ Farm Bureau.

$500 Continuing Education

  • The applicant (or parent if under 21) must be a current member of NJ Farm Bureau and will be attending an accredited or approved seminar, workshop, or conference related directly to production agriculture or a field related to agriculture.
  • The committee will review both the applicant and the seminar for eligibility. This scholarship will be awarded by March 1st of the following year, but will be transferred only after the successful applicant has attended the approved conference.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.

Please see the link below for all details and qualifications pertaining to this scholarship.

http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/ag_ed/ffa/scholarships/everettscholarship.pdf

 

NJ Agricultural Achievement Award-Scholarship

New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award. One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year, was started because of her desire to give back to the community. Worth $500, this scholarship is meant to assist its recipient in beginning their future in agriculture.

The qualifications for receiving this award include submitting an application, found here www.jerseyequine.nj.gov/agachievementapplform.pdf, a resume along with an essay answering the question,

“How has your involvement with 4-H helped to shape your future career choice?”

In addition, a contestant is required to be a current, active member of an organization either on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and/or represented at the Youth Reception portion of the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention. Each organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and a participant of the State Agricultural Convention is able to nominate a maximum of two contestants.

The winner of the Agricultural Achievement Award must attend the Annual New Jersey Bred Equine Breeders Award Luncheon to be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Eastampton and will read his or her essay to the attendees.

Please mail application, resume and essay by January 2, 2014 to:

NJDA
Attn: Lynn Mathews
P.O. Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

If you have any questions, contact Lynn Mathews, 609-292-2888 or lynn.mathews@ag.state.nj.us.