The Elgin County/
Kettle Creek Agricultural Conservation Scholarship
The Elgin County/Kettle Creek Agricultural Conservation Scholarship was created by Elgin County Junior Farmers Alumni, Elgin Federation of Agriculture and the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority. The scholarship fund is administered by the Kettle Creek Conservation Trust. Every year $500 or 75% of the annual interest from the scholarship fund, whichever is greater, is awarded based upon the selection criteria.
The Elgin County/Kettle Creek Agricultural Conservation Scholarship is awarded annually to an Elgin County or Kettle Creek watershed resident, between the ages of 17 – 30 who are entering or currently pursuing agriculturally-related studies with an emphasis on compatibility with the natural environment at a post-secondary institution.
The scholarship selection committee is comprised of the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority Chair/or designate; the Elgin County Federation of Agriculture President/or designate, and an Elgin County Junior Farmers Alumni designate.
Applications are judged based on the following criteria:
- Student from Elgin County or the Kettle Creek watershed;
- Demonstrated interest in agriculture, environment and/or conservation;
- Demonstrated leadership and community involvement;
- Satisfactory academic achievement, and
- Demonstrated financial need.
- Applications with all supporting documents must be submitted by August 31 of each year.