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Apply for NH Grange Foundation Scholarships and Education Grants

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food (February 10, 2013)

The New Hampshire Grange Foundation invites applications for its first round of scholarships and grants, made to those pursuing an education related to agricultural production, economics or education, in that order of priority. New Hampshire residents are eligible, with preference given to Grange members and their direct relatives.

Clarence Sprague, a successful businessman who benefited from a local Grange scholarship award in his youth, bequeathed a generous gift of money to the New Hampshire Grange to endow scholarships. A separate NH Grange Foundation has been set up by the state Grange to administer these funds and the program. The scholarships are named the Clarence Sprague-John West Award, after the benefactor and a dedicated Grange member and teacher.

Applications can be made in one of five categories of scholarships and grants: Post-secondary – student enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education leading to a degree; Continuing re-certification- enrolled in a program to meet requirements of re- certification for a licensed position; General Equivalency Diploma – for the cost of classes or testing for a GED diploma; Adult education enrichment – course, seminar or program designed to improve skills; Farm internship and agricultural program- an informal educational program related to farming or agribusiness.

A simple application form covers all five categories and can be submitted electronically, or printed and mailed. Awards in this first round may vary, up to $500-$1,000 each. Request an application by email to Application deadline due by April 1, 2013, and the awards will be made during the month of June.


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