The Blaine County Farm Bureau recently awarded three $2,000 scholarships to local high school seniors who plan to pursue a higher education degree in agriculture after graduation.
After reviewing several outstanding applications, the Blaine County Farm Bureau board awarded the three $2,000 scholarships to Koby Smith of Okeene, Dalton Cash of Fay, and Garrett Parker of Watonga.
For the past three years, Blaine County Farm Bureau in Watonga has awarded scholarships each year to two qualified students. With a number of commendable applications for this year’s scholarship, the board made the decision to award one additional scholarship this year with the hope of supporting another student’s dream to pursue an agricultural career.
The scholarship was created in an effort to provide financial assistance to local students who have a passion for agriculture. Qualified students must be a graduating high school senior attending Watonga, Geary, Okeene or Canton public schools, must have a 2.5 GPA or better, and must enroll full-time in an agriculture program at an accredited Oklahoma institution of high learning.