Ford County residents and graduates could have a chance for some extra funds to bring to their college education.

The Ford County Conservation District is offering a scholarship to Ford County high school graduates and residents who are planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution as a full-time student.

There are some requirements to receive the scholarship. They are: recipient of the scholarship must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at the time the scholarship is used; must maintain a 2.75 grade point average and must be enrolled in the field of agriculture or any agricultural related studies.

Ford County Conservation District also state that past scholarship winners can re-apply while following the same guidelines.

"This scholarship is in the amount of $250 and is to be used for the 2018-19 school year," Ford County Conservation District manager Sheila McCarty said in a press release. "The scholarship will be presented after verification of enrollment is received by the Conservation District Board.

"The scholarship certificate will be awarded to the student during the Conservation District annual meeting in February 2018."

To apply for the conservation district scholarship, visit the Ford County Conservation District office at 104 Soule Street in Dodge City.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 2, 2018.

Please call the district office at 620-227-3731, extension 3, for more information.

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