Foundation accepting applications for Educational Excellence Competitive Grant


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Recipients of the 2015-2016 Educational Excellence Grants pictured: Front row (l-r) Emily Bauman, Adams County; Courtnee Clark, Adams County; Mackenzie Harover, Adams County; Megan Mustard, Highland County; Victoria Walker, Highland County; Charlie Miller, Fayette County; Alec Herrell, Lawrence County; Jeremy Trester, Clermont County; Taylor Brown, Adams County; Holly O’Hara, Brown County . Back row (l-r) Don Branson, SOACDF Executive Director, Jared Cluxton, Brown County; Tara Karnes, Highland County; Paul Snyder, Highland County; Joshua Goodall, Gallia County; Kore Newman, Adams County; Caleb McDowell, Adams; Robert McCormick, Adams County; Baylee Tolle, Adams County; Eric Wolfer, SOACDF Board Chair. Recipients not pictured: Crystal Pennewitt, Clinton County


The Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation will be accepting applications Jan. 1 – 31, 2016 for the Educational Excellence Competitive Grant Program for the 2016-2017 school year.

Individuals who have a current Farm Service Number on record with the Farm Service Agency at the time of application and reside in the 22 counties the Foundation serves, or tobacco quota owners, quota owners/growers, or grower/tenants of Farm Service Agency record in any single crop year from 1997 through 2004, and their immediate family dependents, that are enrolled at an accredited institution and are seeking a Bachelor degree are eligible.

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time sophomore, junior or senior in the 2016-2017 school year to be eligible. Applications and guidelines are available at your local FSA Office, the Foundation Office or online at www.soacdf.net.

The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation serves 22 counties in southern Ohio by providing educational assistance, agricultural and economic development grants. The Foundation has awarded more than $13.5 million in educational grants alone since the programs began in 2001.

For questions regarding the Educational Assistance Grant Program, call the Foundation office at 937-393-2700 or Ed Vollborn at 740-441-1479.

Recipients of the 2015-2016 Educational Excellence Grants pictured: Front row (l-r) Emily Bauman, Adams County; Courtnee Clark, Adams County; Mackenzie Harover, Adams County; Megan Mustard, Highland County; Victoria Walker, Highland County; Charlie Miller, Fayette County; Alec Herrell, Lawrence County; Jeremy Trester, Clermont County; Taylor Brown, Adams County; Holly O’Hara, Brown County . Back row (l-r) Don Branson, SOACDF Executive Director, Jared Cluxton, Brown County; Tara Karnes, Highland County; Paul Snyder, Highland County; Joshua Goodall, Gallia County; Kore Newman, Adams County; Caleb McDowell, Adams; Robert McCormick, Adams County; Baylee Tolle, Adams County; Eric Wolfer, SOACDF Board Chair. Recipients not pictured: Crystal Pennewitt, Clinton County
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_P6190040.jpgRecipients of the 2015-2016 Educational Excellence Grants pictured: Front row (l-r) Emily Bauman, Adams County; Courtnee Clark, Adams County; Mackenzie Harover, Adams County; Megan Mustard, Highland County; Victoria Walker, Highland County; Charlie Miller, Fayette County; Alec Herrell, Lawrence County; Jeremy Trester, Clermont County; Taylor Brown, Adams County; Holly O’Hara, Brown County . Back row (l-r) Don Branson, SOACDF Executive Director, Jared Cluxton, Brown County; Tara Karnes, Highland County; Paul Snyder, Highland County; Joshua Goodall, Gallia County; Kore Newman, Adams County; Caleb McDowell, Adams; Robert McCormick, Adams County; Baylee Tolle, Adams County; Eric Wolfer, SOACDF Board Chair. Recipients not pictured: Crystal Pennewitt, Clinton County

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