Awards & Scholarship Applications

Awards and Scholarships Handbook 2019 Edition

NASCOE has a new online application process for scholarships and distinguished service awards!

Please note the following: Applications must be completed and submitted by January 15th. An applicant may save and edit the application multiple times, but it will not process until the applicant selects “submit”. Before applying for a scholarship, we recommend that you make a note of the type of submission you are wanting to fill out and the area you are in.

If you have any questions, please e-mail .


Please use the following links to fill out the application.

Distinguished Service Awards Nomination: https://nascoe.org/dsa-nomination/

Scholarship Applications: https://nascoe.org/awards-scholarships/nascoe-scholarship-application/


Distinguished Service Awards

  • Service to NASCOE
  • Service to FSA-Agriculture; or
  • Service to Community.

Scholarships Award Types

Traditional Scholarship

This award may only be used to defray expenses for a graduating high school senior or first-year college freshman enrolled as a full time student with a minimum of 12 hours at an accredited college, university or trade school. Applicants must be a NASCOE member’s child, or a member’s legal dependent. The NASCOE member’s dues must be paid and membership kept current for the past 5 years, or if less than 5 years, continuous membership has been maintained since becoming a NASCOE member within the first 12 months of becoming a permanent employee. This scholarship can only be won once at the Area and National level.


Open Continuing Education Scholarship

This award may only be used to defray expenses for a 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, or graduate student continuing their education at an accredited college, university or trade school while carrying 6 or more credit hours per semester. Applicants must be a NASCOE member, member’s spouse, member’s child, member’s legal dependent, or member’s grandchild. The NASCOE member’s dues must be paid and membership kept current for the past 5 years, or, if less than 5 years, continuous membership has been maintained since becoming a NASCOE Member within the first 12 months of becoming a permanent employee. This scholarship can only be won once at the Area and National level.


Members Continuing Education Scholarship Program

The applicants must be a NASCOE member continuing their education at an accredited college, university or trade school. The NASCOE member’s dues must be paid and membership kept current for the past 5 years, or, if less than 5 years, continuous membership has been maintained since becoming a NASCOE Member within the first 12 months of becoming a permanent employee. The Member must be attending, or currently enrolled to attend, an accredited college or participating in a career advancement program designed to increase the skill set of a member and further their employment abilities within the Farm Service Agency. This award can only be won once at the Area and National level.


Continuing Education for Adult Children of Members

This award may only be used to defray expenses for a Member’s adult child continuing their education as required or encouraged through their employer for 5 or less credit hours a semester. Applicants must be a member’s child, member’s legal dependent, or member’s grandchild. The NASCOE member’s dues must be paid and membership kept current for the past 5 years, or, if less than 5 years, continuous membership has been maintained since becoming a NASCOE Member within the first 12 months of becoming a permanent employee. This scholarship can only be won once at the National level.


Grandchildren Scholarship

This award may be used to defray expenses for a student continuing their education enrolled at an accredited college, university or trade school while carrying 12 or more credit hours per semester. Applicants must be a member’s grandchild. The NASCOE member’s dues must be paid and membership kept current for the past 5 years, or, if less than 5 years, continuous membership has been maintained since becoming a NASCOE Member within the first 12 months of becoming a permanent employee. The evaluation criteria are based on ability, incentive assistance, and other personal characteristics. This scholarship can only be won once at the National level.


Associate Member Scholarship

This award may only be used to defray expenses for an associate member, an associate member’s spouse, an associate member’s child, grandchild or legal dependent enrolled as a student with a minimum of 6 hours of enrollment at an accredited college, university or trade school. The NASCOE Associate member’s dues must be paid and membership kept current for the past 5 years. This scholarship can only be won once at the National level


Areas

Midwest Area

Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri,
Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin


Northeast Area

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia


Northwest Area

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming


Southeast Area

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia


Southwest Area

Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada,
New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah