HUNTER LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility

  • Must be a Central A & M Student Senior

  • The applicant must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled at an accredited college, university, or community college

  • Pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field or study leading to a career which impacts the agricultural industry

  • The applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student to qualify for the scholarship

  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5/4.0 or 4.5/5.0 or higher

  • The student applying must have a family member (parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle) in good standing with Farm Bureau

  • Application must be returned TYPED; no handwritten applications will be accepted.

  • Qualified applicants must complete an application and enclose a certified high school transcript confirming GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Certified transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope.

Deadline and Review Process

​A group of judges will be selected by the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation. Applications are scored and ranked by an independent committee appointed by the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation not affiliated with Shelby County, Shelby County Farm Bureau, or Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation.

  • Those judges will then provide the three Hunter sisters (Elizabeth Thurman, SuEllen Mackey & Amy Rademaker) with ranking of the top three applications for a final decision.

  • The criteria for the scholarship will include:

    • Dedication to academics (GPA and ACT/SAT scores)​

    • Community/School/Employment/Activity Success

    • Potential of the student to impact the agriculture industry

    • Essay

    • 3 references

  • All information contained in each application will be kept completely confidential.

  • All application materials must be received in the SCFBF office by 4PM on March 13, 2020, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Scholarship Administration

  • The Hunter Legacy Scholarship will continue to be privately funded by the Robert G. Hunter Trust

  • One student will be awarded $1,500. Check payable directly to the student upon graduation from Central A&M

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