KEN BREWER MEMORIAL AGRICULTURAL AWARD Text regarding award Applicant must have at least a 2.80 GPA, be active in the Los Molinos agriculture program and have an agricultural related occupational goal. AWARD: Award amount varies PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Use the COMMON APPLICATION (Available on Local Scholarship Website) Required Materials (to be included with all applications) 1. Page #1 – Cover sheet that includes the name of the scholarship and your name 2. Page #2 - Completed Common Application 3. Page #3 - Student resume or profile 4. Page #4 - Personal statement of educational & career goals (300-500 words) 5. Page #5 - Attach an unofficial copy of your current 7 semester transcripts 6. Page #6 - Attach a letter of recommendation from school personnel 7. Page #7 - Attach a letter of recommendation from someone other than school personnel (See Los Molinos High School Scholarship Website for examples and procedures for requesting letters) ** Note: Students or parents may include a sealed explanation of any special problems or unusual circumstances which make it difficult to contribute towards this student's continuing education. AWARD SELECTION: Award recipient will be notified to attend the Los Molinos High School Scholarship & Award Program on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 6PM. DUE DATE: Submit the completed application to the Los Molinos Guidance Office on or before April 15. Late applications cannot be accepted. KEN BREWER MEMORIAL AGRICULTURE AWARD I. NAME This scholarship award shall be known as the KEN BREWER MEMORIAL AGRICULTURE AWARD. II. NUMBER AND AMOUNT OF AWARDS One or more awards will be given each year, with the committee having sole discretion. III. PURPOSE It is the hope that these awards may be continued annually in perpetuity and serve as a goal for aspiring students of the Los Molinos High School and will be of material assistance to some students who might otherwise find it impossible to continue their education. IV. USE OF THE AWARD The award may be used by the recipient (s) to pursue his or her studies or develop his or her talent in any accredited school, college or university anywhere in the world. V. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY 1. To be eligible, a student must be a member of the current year graduating class. 2. The student must be accepted by the school, college or university he or she plans to attend, such school, college or university must be accredited by the State of California or the state in which it is located. 3. The recipient shall not be determined solely by academic standing but should have at least average grades, 2.80 G.P.A. or above. 4. To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must have been active in the Los Molinos High School Agriculture Programs and must have an agriculture-related occupational goal in mind. VI. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Scholarship application forms may be secured from the Counseling Office at Los Molinos High School. Completed applications must be submitted to the Counseling Office on or before April 15th of the year of graduation in order for the applicant to be considered for the award. VII. DETERMINATION OF RECIPIENTS 1. Sources of Information All available sources of information concerning each applicant will be considered, including school records, personal knowledge concerning applicants and interviews. 2. Evaluation criteria a. Worthiness b. Talent c. Industry d. Need The ability to be benefited by post-secondary education will receive prime consideration, but all criteria will be considered. 3. Evaluation Procedure The principal of the Los Molinos High School shall make available all information concerning each applicant. A meeting of the scholarship committee shall be held during the month of May. The committee reserves the right to request any and all applicants to appear for a personal interview. VIII. SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE The committee shall consist of the following: 1. The principal of the Los Molinos High School or his designee. 2. One or more Los Molinos High School Agriculture Teachers. 3. The Los Molinos High School Counselor. 4. A representative of the Ken Brewer family. 5. No grants shall be made to the relatives of any member of the selection committee. 6. No unilateral decisions will be made by any committee member. IX. SCHOLARSHIP TERM AND CONDITIONS 1.Scholarship will be granted upon graduation for a term of one year. 2.The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually and will be dependent upon the amount of funding available and the number of applicants to be considered. 3.The recipient must carry a normal load (minimum of 12 units). 4.The recipient [s] will be paid in a manner as may be determined by the committee when the scholarship is awarded. 5.Should a recipient fail or quit school, the award may be given to an alternate applicant. 6.The scholarship grant must be used in the semester or quarter immediately following its award. X. SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE AUTHORITY The determination of the scholarship recipients shall be made by the Committee in accordance with the rules above and that committee decisions shall be final.