The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association (BTGCA) is proud to announce that the 2020 BTGCA Scholarship applications are now being accepted for individuals attending community and technical colleges, private colleges, two-year public colleges, seminaries, trade schools and public universities.
The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award ten $3,000 scholarships to students for the 2020-2021 school years. It is a great way for our organization to help our farm families as they work to provide educational opportunities to their children.
The BTGCA scholarship is awarded on the basis of the student's overall grade-point average, writing ability, and leadership potential. All applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 from their current educational institution. The parent or guardian of the recipient must provide proof of actively growing burley tobacco during the current crop year. This can be in the form of a signed contract, bill of sale, check stub or bank deposit from a receiving station, Federal Crop Insurance Claim Form, or Farm Service Agency Form 578.
The BTGCA scholarship is awarded for one academic year, in two equal amounts for the fall and spring semesters. Students may re-apply each year. The scholarships are available to individuals from the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and West Virginia.
The 2020 BTGCA Scholarship application is available on the BTGCA website, or by calling the office at (859) 252-3561. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2020 and mailed to the BTGCA office.
Each application will be reviewed by the Burley Co-op Scholarship Committee, and recipients will be notified of the award offer by the April 25, 2019. The first installment of the scholarship will be paid upon proper proof of enrollment from the registrar's office by August 15th.
The BTGCA is proud to be part of the history of burley tobacco farmers who have served as the foundation of our rural communities. BTGCA is dedicated to providing opportunities to allow its members and their families to continue the tradition of the family farm and growing the highest quality U.S. burley tobacco in the world.
Contact: Steve Pratt or Kathy Sanford