Scholarships

Scholarship recipients must be degree candidates attending full time or part time at an accredited College, University, Graduate School or Trade School. Full time attendance must be at least 12 credit hours per term/semester in order to receive a multiple year award, or at least half-time as defined by the school in order to receive an annual award. Scholarships may also be used for online degree programs.

Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens, bona fide residents of Grant County and lived in Grant County at least one year immediately prior to applying before being eligible for a scholarship. Scholarship recipients do not lose residency status solely because they are absent from Grant County to attend post-secondary education or serve in the military.

The Stewart Scholarship is awarded annually, up to a maximum of five years for undergraduate education, or for the normal required time of completion for trade schools and graduate programs. You must reapply each year.

Scholarship funds may only be used for qualified education expenses at an accredited educational institution. Awards for tuition, fees, books and related expenses are generally not taxable to the student. In the event a scholarship award includes room and board at an educational institution, such amounts may be individually taxable to the scholarship recipient. Specific information will be included in Award Letters.

All scholarships awarded may be reduced by the amount of any other scholarships awarded to the same recipient in order not to award more than 100 percent of the student’s qualified education expenses.

Scholarship funds are payable to the school and are disbursed equally by term or semester.

Any unused portion of an award is returned to the scholarship fund.

The application deadline for funds disbursed for 2014/2015 school year is July 1, 2014 (postmark). Late or incomplete applications are not accepted.

Recipients are selected by a majority vote of the Selection Committee.

The term “worthy” means scholarship applicants who show academic or vocational potential but because of their economic circumstances are not able to pay their total college costs from personal or family resources.

The following links are important, please read all of the information carefully.

If you have been a recipient of the Stewart Scholarship in the past please fill out:

Stewart Scholarship Application and Forms (Prior Recipient)

If you have not received funding in the past, even if you have applied to the Stewart Scholarship please fill out:

Stewart Scholarship Application and Forms (New Applicant - Non Recipient)

These documents can be filled out on-line but must be printed in their entirety, completed and returned to the address listed in Application Instructions. They must be postmarked by July 1, 2014. Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens, a resident of Grant County, and have lived in Grant County at least one year immediately prior to applying and at the time of submitting a scholarship application; however, Grant County residents continue to be treated as a resident while attending an institute of higher learning at least half time or serving in the military.

Applicants must be degree candidates attending full-time or part-time at an accredited College, University, Graduate School or Trade School. Financial Information Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . Print out the "FAFSA on the Web Submission Confirmation" page (last page which shows your EFC - Estimated Family Contribution). Make a copy of this page and submit with application. Do not attach entire FAFSA

Link to Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Make sure all Required Materials as listed on Application Form are attached.

Awarded to a Grant County graduating senior pursuing a post secondary education in an agriculture-related field.

Application available online, but must be printed and submitted to the Grant County ESD along with all attachments.

Application is due: April 25, 2014.

Application Link