Scholarships

The Louisville Agricultural Club Scholarship Program assists promising and outstanding high school seniors interested in pursuing careers in agriculture. The award provides scholarships for the attendance at agricultural colleges and universities located in Kentucky and Indiana. The scholarship amounts have continued to increase for the past twenty-two years.

Scholarship Eligibility

The Louisville Agricultural Club scholarship awards are intended only for high school seniors who are residents of Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who enroll in agricultural or agricultural-related curricula at agricultural colleges or universities only in Kentucky or Indiana. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, leadership, extra-curricular activities, character and citizenship.

All decisions made by the judges are final and application materials cannot be returned.

Application Procedure

Persons applying for scholarships awarded by the Louisville Agricultural Club must submit the following:

  • A completed application form (click here to download)
  • A transcript of your high school grades and evidence of your ACT score and SAT score, (if taken).
  • The grading scale for your high school and a copy of your second semester senior schedule.
  • Two letters of recommendation describing characteristics such as leadership, citizenship, self-motivation, self-discipline, potential, etc.  (One from a school official such as a teacher, counselor, or principal; and one from a non-relative who knows you well).
  • An essay, in 400 words or less, addressing the following: “Who or what influenced you to choose your preferred agricultural-related career?” AND “What do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime?” (Address both topics in the same essay, not to exceed 400 words total).
  • The 2016-2017 Confirmation Page of your FAFSA application for federal student aid.

Application Submissions

All application materials must be scanned in a Word document, attached to an email and sent to pmudd@uky.edu.

Application Deadline

All application materials must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Available Scholarships

Kamin Family Scholarship | $4,000

Howard started the Scholarship Fund in 1983 with $300, believing that the Ag Club needed to be more than just a luncheon club. He discussed it with other members and went to the Bank of Louisville to start the endowment. It took five years to accumulate enough to award the first scholarship. The fund has grown to $135,000 through involvements with N.A.I.L.E., Freddy Farm Bureau, the Ag Development Board, increased donations to the Sale of Champions at the State Fair, and general community involvement with the Ag Club. Howard’s dedication and perseverance have made the scholarship fund a tremendous success for the Ag Club and the community we serve.

Corley Brown Memorial Scholarship | $4,000

For many years, Corley Brown served as the County Extension Agent in Agriculture for Jefferson County , Kentucky . Mr. Brown was both a long-time member and supporter of the Louisville Agricultural Club. He was best known for his great knowledge and love of gardening. His radio and TV shows with WHAS Farm Director Arnold, were a big hit with farmers and gardeners throughout Kentucky and Indiana . Mr. Brown kicked off the Louisville Agricultural Club August Cookout by inviting the Louisville Agricultural Club to visit his demonstration garden at the Kentucky State Fair. During the cookout’s, Mr. Brown was famous for his fresh, grilled corn on the cob. This visit soon developed into the Louisville Agricultural Club’s Annual Cookout and Scholarship Auction.

Charles Keene Memorial Scholarship | $4,000

In 1948, under the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, Charlie Keen founded the Louisville Agricultural Club. The Chamber of Commerce maintained the Club until the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service took it over in the late 1970’s. Charlie Keen was a very successful Agribusiness man who maintained a lifetime of support and membership in the Louisville Agricultural Club. Mr. Keen worked with Hubbard Feed Company before starting his own Agribusiness. He created Keen Agri-Supply and later Agri-Dealers Supply Company, which supplied feed, seed, and agriculture supplies to retail agribusiness stores in a multi-state area. The business was operated by father and son until his death.