2017 Scholarship Announcement
2016 Darke SWCD Scholarship Recipients
The board of supervisors for the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to announce the 2016 scholarship recipients, Megan Bergman from Ansonia and Kasey Hummel from Mississinawa Valley. Each graduate will receive a $500 scholarship to help them pursue a degree in an agricultural or natural resources related field.
Megan will be attending the Ohio State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Agricultural Education. Megan is a ten year 4-H member, National Honor Society member, FFA officer, and Treasurer of the Student Council. She has been active in the community through blood drives, Trash bash and other various church activities.
Kasey will be attending Wilmington College in the fall to pursue a degree in Agronomy and Ag Business. Kasey is a National Honor Society member, class Vice-President and has participated in community service activities through the FFA and NHS. She has been very active through the FFA and athletics throughout her high school career.
“It was a tough decision for our board; we received many great applications from students around the county. Both Megan and Kasey’s academic and extra-curricular activities seemed to stand out among the group of applicants,” said Jared Coppess, District Administrator for the Darke SWCD.
The scholarship award is for $500 and will be processed through their school’s scholarship office and be available to the student in January 2017 after proof of enrollment has been obtained.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank all applicants for taking the time to apply; we wish them the best of luck in their pursuit of higher education. We would also like to thank the schools and staff for helping to promote this scholarship opportunity to their students,” said Coppess. “Our hope is to be in a position to offer this again in 2017, it is our way of helping a top student or students as they pursue a degree in an agricultural or natural resources related field.”
In order to have been eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a Darke County resident and be graduating from one of the county’s public or private high schools; have a minimum 2.5 grade point average; be entering their freshman year as a full-time student in the Fall 2016 at a 2- or 4-year accredited college, technical school or university; and be pursuing a degree in either an agriculture or natural resources related field.