UPDATED: Local scholarships

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County Homemaker Scholarship

The County Homemaker $400 scholarship is available to a graduating LaRue County High School senior planning to earn a degree in family consumer science, agriculture or related fields or an adult who is a resident returning to college, vocational or technical school. Forms are available at the Extension Office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Application deadline is March 12.


Tri-County Car Club

The Tri-County Car Club, based in Campbellsville, will award a $500 scholarship in May to a graduating high school senior. The club has members from several counties including Taylor, Marion, Casey, Green, Nelson and LaRue counties.

Those interested in the scholarship should send a letter of application no later than March 30 to the Tri-County Car Club in care of Stan McKinney, 1007 Deer Park, Campbellsville, Ky., 42718. More information about the scholarship and its application requirements is available on the club’s website, www.tri-countycarclub.com.

Students interested in becoming mechanics, learning bodywork, upholstery or any career related to the auto industry are eligible.


Farm Kids for College scholarship

National Farmers Organization is offering three $1,000 “Farm Kids for College” scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend college. Students must submit two essays and two letters of reference by March 14. For more information about the scholarship or an application, contact Kentucky NFO, Clara Wheatley, 925 Wayne Ennis Road, Howardstown, Ky. 42701 or Helene Bergren at 800-247-2110 ext. 4670 or hbergren@nfo.org.


Nolin RECC scholarship

Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will award six $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and one $1,000 scholarship to an adult who is continuing their education at a vocational school or college.

Applicants must be from the Nolin RECC service area and their parents or legal guardians must be a Nolin RECC member whose primary residence is in the Nolin RECC service territory. Adults applying for the continuing education scholarship must be members of Nolin RECC living in the cooperative service area. Previous scholarship winners, Nolin RECC employees, directors, or anyone receiving direct benefits from the co-op, and members of their immediate families, are not eligible.

Scholarship forms may be obtained from high school guidance counselors, the Nolin RECC office in Elizabethtown and Radcliff, or at www.nolinrecc.com. For more information, call Patsy Whitehead at 270-765-6153. Deadline is April 1.


Bluegrass Cellular

Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 38-county coverage area, which includes LaRue County. The deadline for applications is April 4.  Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. For guidelines and application, go to www.BluegrassCellular.com.


LaRue County Farm Bureau

LaRue County Farm Bureau will offer four $500 college scholarships open to both high school seniors who will enter college this fall, to undergraduate college students and to adults interested in entering college or continuing their college education. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing careers in agriculture or related fields.

LaRue County Farm Bureau will offer a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Ben H. Crawford, Jr. Applicants for this scholarship must be a college sophomore or higher, including graduate students, pursuing a degree in agriculture or an agriculture-related field.

Scholarships are open to LaRue County Farm Bureau members and their children. Scholarships will be judged based on financial need, scholastic aptitude, personal development, and community service.

Applications may be picked up from the LaRue County High School Guidance Counselor, the LaRue County Farm Bureau Office at 606 North Lincoln Blvd. in Hodgenville or http://larue.kyfb.com. Applications must be returned to the LaRue County Farm Bureau Office by 4 p.m. April 29.

Beef Producers

The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association is offering two $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Scholarship applications are available at the LaRue County High School guidance counselor’s office and the LaRue County Extension office.

Applications must be returned to the LaRue County Extension office no later than 4:30 p.m. April 29.

The winners will be notified by mail before the end of the school year.

Scholarship applications will be judged based on financial need, scholarship and community service. Priority will be given to a member, child or grandchild of a member of the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, to students pursuing a degree in agriculture or agriculture-related field and students from an agriculture background.