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Scholarships available for local students studying agriculture – Red Bluff Daily News

The Ronald S. Knight Memorial Scholarship Committee is offering six scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for the 2022 academic year.

The successful applicants will meet the following criteria:

Past graduate or 2022 graduate from a high school within the boundaries of the Tehama County Cattlemen’s Association, preferably a county resident or association member or family member.

Full-time enrollment, 12 units or more, in an accredited junior college, trade school, 4-year college or university beginning fall 2022.

Pursuing a major in an agricultural or ag-related course of study with the intention of earning a trade, bachelors or advanced degree.

Selection will be based upon demonstration of scholastic achievement, community activities and work experience. The committee is looking for a well rounded applicant.

To apply, send the selection committee a letter with the following information: When and where you graduated or expect to graduate from high school; your most current high school transcripts, and for college students high school and current college transcripts; where you plan to enroll; major proposed and career plans; a brief resume and cover letter about yourself and how this scholarship will help you meet your career goals; contact information and a current photo for publicity.

There is no formal application form, however, all seven areas must be included for the applicant to be considered. Applicants are of recommended to include up to three letters. It is the desire of the committee to find a recipient who shows a combination of great promise and a desire to work in Northern California following graduation.

Selection of the scholarship recipient will be completed by mid-May. All applicants will be informed of the commission decision. Award recognition for high school seniors will be given at the high school awards ceremony in June plus the Cattlemen’s Annual Winter Dinner in January.

The first $1,000 will be awarded after the recipient the adequate proof of enrollment with a minimum of 12 units of study leading to an agricultural degree. The award of the second $1,000 will occur after the committee provides adequate proof of individual the first semester with a 2.5 minimum grade point average.

The selection committee is comprised of five members including the president of the Tehama County Cattlemen’s Association, the director of Cooperative Extension and three members of the Tehama County Cattlemen’s Association.

Applications are due postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 22. Mail completed application to Ronald S. Knight Scholarship, c/o Josh Davy, 1754 Walnut St., Red Bluff, CA 96080 or by email to jsdavy@ucanr.edu.

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