MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation are offering the Educational Assistance Competitive Grant for school year 2018-2019.

The Educational Assistance grant is an award of up to $2,000 towards the cost of tuition, on campus housing, lab fees and books that can be billed through the college or university. The top three application scores will receive an additional bonus amount, up to $2,000. Individuals who reside in the 22 counties the Foundation serves, are actively engaged in farming and whose permanent address is within the State of Ohio are eligible. Students must have a minimum 2.0 college g.p.a. verifiable by the school.

Applications and guidelines for the Educational Assistance Competitive Grant will be available at the SOACDF office, Farm Service Agencies, local Extension offices or online at www.soacdf.net after July 1, 2018. The application period is August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018. Applications will not be accepted after this period. If you have questions, please call the Foundation Office at 937-393-2700.

The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation serve 22 counties in southern Ohio by providing educational assistance, agricultural and economic development projects.