The Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship Fund was founded on April 29, 1952 by a group of prominent countians to promote interest in the study of agriculture, family and consumer science, environmental sciences or natural resources in an accredited full four-year college or an accredited two-year technical institute.

About the Ag Scholarship Fund

This fund awards scholarships to students (both graduate and undergraduate students) attending an accredited four-year college or two year technical school.  Each year the general scholarship fund awards two to three $1,000 scholarships.  The committee also works with local organizations and farm families to offer additional scholarships.  These scholarships are: $1,000 Ashtabula County Holstein Scholarship, $1,000 Centerra Co-op, $1,000 Allen C. Jerome Scholarship, $1,000 Service-Jerome Scholarship, $1,000 Harold & Dick Springer Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Kellogg Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Lester C. Marrison Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Christopher L. Zaebst Memorial Scholarhship; $1,000 Prochko Family Memorial Scholarship; $1,000 Janice K. Eldred Memorial Scholarship; and $500 Lautanen Family 4-H Scholarship.

 

For a fillable version of the application click here:  2019 Ashtabula County Ag Scholarship Application

 

Making Donations:

The Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship Fund is a tax exempt, charitable, non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.  Mail your contribution to Rita Woodard, 4045 Russell Road, Dorset, Ohio 44032  Please make checks payable to the Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship fund. Click here to access the donation letter. More information about the scholarship fund can be received by calling the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008 or by emailing ashtabulacountyagscholarship@gmail.com.

Available Scholarships:

Up to $5,000 will be awarded from the Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship Fund to Ashtabula County students enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer sciences, or environmental sciences. 

Three $1,000 Ashtabula County Holstein Club Scholarships shall be awarded to deserving Ashtabula County students from a commercial dairy farm family enrolled in two year technical institute or full four year college.  Or this scholarship may be awarded to a student studying animal science.

The $1,000 Allan C. Jerome Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to an Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer sciences, or environmental sciences.  It is the wish of the donors that first preference be given to graduates of the Pymatuning Valley School District.

The $1,000 Kellogg Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a student who has at least completed their freshmen year of a two year technical or four year undergraduate college program in the study of production agriculture, dairy science, or farm management. This scholarship is given in the memory of W.H., David W., and Pauline Kellogg.

The $1,000 Lester C. Marrison Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, or family & consumer sciences.  Secondary preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in education.

At least one $1,000 Service-Jerome Scholarship shall be awarded to a student studying agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer sciences, or environmental sciences at The Ohio State University or the Agricultural Technical Institute.  It is the wish of the donors that applicants from the Pymatuning Valley School system be given 1st choice; Grand Valley Local Schools, 2nd choice; Jefferson Area Schools, 3rd choice; and all other districts, 4th choice. 

The $1,000 Harold and Dick Springer Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer sciences, or environmental sciences. Secondary preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in education.

Two $1,000 Centerra Co-op Scholarships shall be awarded to an Ashtabula County student enrolled in either a four year college or an accredited two year technical institute. The family must derive a portion of their income from farming.

The $1,000 Christopher L. Zaebst Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to an Ashtabula County Student enrolled in an Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree OR accredited technical school studying an area of their choice. Preference is to a family who derives a portion of their income from dairy, or another source of production ag (crops or livestock). A student who successfully completed a 4-H or FFA livestock project for 3 or more consecutive years is also eligible. If the student maintains a 3.0 grade average (by proof of transcript) during the award year, an additional $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the student.

The $1,000 Prochko Family Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to an Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, veterinarian sciences, or environmental sciences.  It is the wish of the donors that first preference be given to graduates of the Jefferson Area School District or for a student whose family derives their income from a dairy farm.

The $1,000 Janice K. Eldred Memorial Schoarship shall be awarded to deserving Ashtabula County ATECH student who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college. 

The $1,000 Kellogg Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a student who has at least completed their freshmen year of a two year technical or four year undergraduate college program in the study of production agriculture, dairy science, or farm management. This scholarship is in the memory of W.H., David W., and Pauline Kellogg.