The Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association continues their commitment to agriculture and the region this year by offering three scholarships totaling $10,000 to deserving area youth studying agriculture.
Eligible applicants must live in one of the counties served by the Northern Neck of Virginia Farmers Market, reported advisor Stephanie Romelczyk. Successful applicants must be ages 18-24 and at least graduating seniors in high school.
These funds are only eligible for use for undergraduate course work and can include community college agricultural programming and technical training, said Romelczyk. A strong emphasis will be placed on a demonstrated commitment to agriculture with course work, community involvement and career goals.
For an application, call the Westmoreland County Extension Office at 493-8924. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. May 10. Applications must be physically in the office, no electronic transmissions accepted.