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2018 High School Scholarship Application

Guidelines & Application Information

Kearney Farm Expo, Inc., the provider of the Gateway Farm Expo event held each year at the Buffalo Country Fairgrounds in Kearney, NE will be awarding ten $1,000 scholarship to a qualifying students for the 2018/2019 academic year.

We encourage you to review the following guidelines and if you qualify, to submit an application by the deadline date of March 23, 2018.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet the following:

  • Plan to be enrolled in an accredited, school or institution of higher learning for the 2017/2018 academic year.
  • Be pursuing a degree or certificate in agriculture, which shall for the purpose of this award include Production Agriculture, Agri-Business and Finance, and related fields.
  • Must be a current, graduating junior/senior or a student who has successfully completed home study at the level to enter college or who has received within the current calendar year, a GED (Graduate Equivalent Degree) and be between the ages of 16 and 19.

Scholarship recipient selection shall be made from qualifying applicants based on the following criteria;

  • The submission and content of a 200 word maximum essay responding to the question “How do you see agriculture in the future and how will you fit in that picture?”
  • Involvement in non-academic activities.
  • The receipt and content of two “Statements of Character”; one to be completed by a member of the applicant’s school administration and the other by someone outside of the school system.
  • Submission of the applicants’ class (grade ) transcript; for the purpose of reviewing the curriculum completed, and as such, grades need not be a part of the transcript.
  • Submission of the application by the deadline date of March 23, 2018.

Once selected, the student’s high school guidance counselor will be notified and announcement to the student will be made in the manner established by the school and counselor.

Prior to making payment of the award, the selected student will need to provide proof of enrollment in an institution of higher learning to Kearney Farm Expo, Inc. The payment will be made directly to the school upon verification of enrollment of the student.

To submit an application, please complete information below and upload your supporting documents prior to the March 23, 2018 application deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact the KAAPA office: (308) 234-2712 or admin@kaapa.com.

Application Deadline is March 23, 2018

For a PDF version of this form please contact: Julie Longfellow at farmexpo@kaapa.com or call (308) 234-2712.

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Personal Information

First Name
Last Name
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Postal Code
Phone Number
Email Address
Alternate Email Address
(Other than School Email)

Education Information

High School (or indicate GED or "Home School")
Name of Guidance Counselor
1st Institution of Higher Education you plan to attend
2nd Institution of Higher Education you plan to attend
Planned area of study
Degree Goal
Non-Academic Activities
List activity, level of accomplishment & awards

Document Upload

Upload Essay PDF Format
Upload Statements of Character PDF Format
Upload Grade Transcript PDF Format
OR Upload all documents in one file PDF Format

User Account Info

First Name
Last Name
Email Address

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Please note that this scholarship is administered by KAAPA Coop on behalf of the Gateway / Kearney Farm Expo.

Application Deadline is March 23, 2018

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