CLF Scholarship Guidelines and Rules

Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 per semester, with a maximum of 8 semesters. They will be awarded during the fall and spring semesters only. These scholarships are awarded based on financial need, character, academics, citizenship and work history. They are provided for selected graduating high school seniors for the purpose of attending a state accredited 4 year college or university, or a 2 year vocational institution. This program is for students entering into an agricultural field of education. Family members of the NADeFA Board Directors are prohibited from applying.

The following are qualifying criteria:

  1. The student does not have the means to attend college without some degree of financial assistance.
  2. The Student must complete the Scholarship Application with brief resume attached including work history.
  3. Student is required to submit an application and a 250 to 500 word typed essay entitled “Why I need and deserve this scholarship” to the CLF scholarship committee on or before a specific date.
  4. Four letters of recommendation must be obtained from relationships other than family members.
  5. Based on the essays and qualifications, students will be selected for interviews.
  6. A member or members of the CLF scholarship committee will interview candidates and make final selections.
  7. Scholarship recipients will be announced at high school graduation ceremonies if possible.
  8. A thank you note is required after the scholarship is awarded.
  9. Student must begin school no later than the first full semester following high school graduation after being awarded the scholarship.
  10. Student must agree to be bound by these guidelines and to meet all reporting requirements.

In order to maintain scholarship eligibility:

  1. The recipient must attend and continue to attend a 4 year college or university, or a 2 year vocational institution.
  2. Student must complete on average at least 12 hours per full semester on a cumulative basis.
  3. A grade point average of at least 2.5 must be maintained on a cumulative basis for all college courses taken. Should this average fall below 2.0 at the completion of any semester the student’s scholarship shall be terminated. Should the average fall between 2.0 and 2.5 the student shall have the next ensuing semester to attain a 2.5 cumulative. Should this not be attained the student’s scholarship shall be terminated.
  4. Conviction of a felony will terminate the scholarship.
  5. Permission must be obtained from the CLF scholarship committee when transferring to another institution.
  6. Permission must be obtained from the CLF scholarship committee before changing majors.
  7. The student must maintain communication with a member of the CLF scholarship committee designated as the student’s contact.
  8. All correspondence should be sent to:

    Cervid Livestock Foundation
    4501 Hills& Dales Rd. NW Suite C
    Canton, Ohio 44708

    Telephone: 330-454-3944
    Fax: 330-454-3950
    Email: clf@nadefa.org

  9. Scholarship money is available for a period of five years beginning June 1st of the graduating year and ending May 31st five years later. An example would be June 1, 2013 ending May 31, 2018, if special events were to occur. However, no more than 8 semesters shall be funded.

Administration of Funds:

  1. The beginning student, before receiving funding, must submit proof of enrollment to the CLF scholarship committee.
  2. The CLF will fund the upcoming semester’s required amount to the institution prior to the payment deadline.
  3. Students must submit grades within 2 weeks of the completion of each semester to establish continuing eligibility.
  4. The CLF scholarship committee will verify student scholarship compliance and submit appropriate funds to the institution’s financial aid department on a timely basis.
  5. Scholarship funds may only be spent for tuition, fees, books and room and board.

These Guidelines Apply to All CLF Scholarship Grants

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