Applications for Steinbrunner Scholarship due April 23


GREENVILLE — The deadline to apply for the Douglas Steinbrunner Memorial Scholarship is April 23, 2021. The board of supervisors for the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior pursuing a degree in an agricultural or natural resources related field. Applications may be obtained at your high school guidance office or at the Darke SWCD office, located at 1117 South Towne Court, Greenville. The deadline to complete an application is April 23, 2021; all necessary materials must be received in the Darke SWCD office by 4 p.m.

“The scholarship is being given in memory of Doug Steinbrunner who passed away unexpectedly in December 2020. Doug spent many years working to preserve our natural resources here in Darke County. This scholarship is a way that we can remember and honor him by helping a graduating senior to continue their education,” said Jared Coppess, District Administrator for Darke SWCD.

In order to be eligible, 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 2021 at a 2- or 4-year accredited Ohio college, technical school or university; and be pursuing a degree in either an agriculture or natural resources related field.

The scholarship award is for $1,000 and will be processed through the University or College scholarship office in January 2022 after proof of the students continuing enrollment has been obtained.

The deciding committee reserves the right to refuse the application due to any component, including; incompleteness, essay and recommendation letter content, course type selected and/or previous scholarship earnings.

The intent of this scholarship is to help our best and brightest pursue a higher education in the field of agriculture or natural resources. For more information, please call 937-548-1715, Ext. 3 or email [email protected]

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