The purpose of the scholarship is to further educate and help prepare high school graduating seniors for advancement in the areas of soil and water conservation, agriculture, or a closely related field. This scholarship is available to the FFA students of Suwannee High School and Branford High School.
Amount of Scholarship:
$1,500 awarded to an individual from each respective high school.
A high school senior must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for this scholarship:
Have a GPA of at least 3.0
Show potential for academic success.
Show a great deal of leadership potential.
Show a love of the outdoors, the environment, and for our natural resources here in the North Florida region.
Be a high school senior who plans to further his/her education at a four-year university, community college, vocational or trade school in the areas of soil and water conservation, agriculture, or a closely related field.
Plan to enroll in courses full-time.
The award will be given to the recipient to be used towards the student’s tuition, books, and other educational expenses.
The scholarship will be given to the student once a course schedule and registration is presented to the high school bookkeeper. The full amount will be split between two semesters.
The scholarship is managed and distributed through the Board of Supervisors of the Suwannee County Conservation District.
Submit a completed scholarship application form.
Provide proof of a High School GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Four signatures – Yours, your parents, and your guidance counselor.
Provide a brief summary (120 words or less) explaining how your personal life experiences (in school and at home) has helped develop your leadership ability.
Provide a brief summary (120 words or less) explaining how your personal life experiences (in school and at home) has helped develop your interest in the outdoors, natural resources, or agriculture in our area.
In addition (but not required), you may attach examples of work, or projects that will reinforce your summaries. (i.e., FFA Proficiency or SAE Project)
2022-2023 No scholarships were awarded due to only receiving two applications, and the minimum qualifications and requirements not being met.
2021-2022 recipients are Bryan Bailey and Sara Kimball from Suwannee High School and Halleigh-Ray Harris and Hannah Terry from Branford High School.
2020-2021 recipients are Tyler Hamilton from Suwannee High School, and Dallas Frierson and Barrett Young from Branford High School.
2019-2020 recipients are Brent Long from Suwannee High School, and Wyatt Miller from Branford High School.
2018-2019 recipients are Chason Howle and Sara Beth Lee from Suwannee High School, and Chancy Deadwyler and Destiny Fennell from Branford High School.
2017-2018 recipients are Will Wood and Maggie Reaves from Suwannee High School. and Chloe Linton from Branford High School.
2016-2017 recipients are Dillon Harrell from Suwannee High School, and Haley Phillips from Branford High School