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2019 Awards and Scholarships Handbook

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AWARDS

Distinguished Service Awards

This competitive awards program encourages recognition of NASCOE members who make outstanding contributions in the Areas of:

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

Sick Leave Awards

The Sick Leave Awards program recognizes permanent employees who are NASCOE members in good standing that have accumulated unused sick leave at the following levels:

Certificates

  • 1000 hours
  • 1500 hours
  • 2000 hours

Plaques

  • 2500 hours
  • 3000 hours
  • 3500 hours and above of unused sick leave

Herb Sorley First Timers Award

Any NASCOE member that is attending their first NASCOE Convention is eligible to participate.  Notebooks to participate will be picked up from the NASCOE Awards Chair during the first break of National Convention.  Notebooks will be returned to the National Chair at the first break of the last day of Convention.

  • First place winner will receive $200
  • Second place will receive $100
  • Third place will receive $50.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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


Area Rally Scholarship Auctions

Area Rally scholarship auction proceeds will be split with 75% going to the host state or states and 25% going to the NASCOE scholarship fund. If the host state does not currently have a scholarship fund, the host state will have the option to begin scholarship program with the rally proceeds or the whole amount will be donated to NASCOE.

National Convention Scholarship Auctions

The National Convention scholarship auction proceeds will be split with 75% going to the NASCOE scholarship fund and 25% going to the host state’s scholarship fund. If the host state does not currently have a scholarship fund, the host state will have the option to begin a scholarship program with the convention proceeds or the whole amount will be donated to NASCOE.


Samantha Garrison

National Awards and Scholarships Chairperson Indiana
Cell Phone: (765) 564-5440 Work Phone: (765) 564-2849
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