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Scholarship Opportunities

Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation, Inc. began in 1996 as a non-profit organization seeking to make a difference in students’ lives and in our local community’s future. Our goal is to identify, through a competitive application and interview process, Fayette County students whose past, present or future includes agricultural activities. Whom of which are likely to make an impact upon our present and future Bluegrass Area. We provide scholarship support to selected individuals for a maximum of four consecutive semesters of full-time vocational/technical institutional studies. Scholarship Applications are below:

You could be the recipient of a $20,000 scholarship!  Fayette County Farm Bureau is offering a $20,000 scholarship, $5,000 per year toward a 4 year undergraduate degree.  You must be a resident and attend school in Fayette County, a current  high school senior, an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have a combined verbal and math SAT scores 1000 or higher or a composite ACT score of 24 or higher.  You must be a member of Fayette County Farm Bureau, however if you are not already a member you may join at anytime before the application deadline for $35.00.  CLICK HERE TO JOIN. Please see above for our Scholarship Applications.

A 2 year Community/ Technical scholarship is also offered by Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation.  Up to $10,000 can be granted to a student pursuing a 2 year Vo-Tech degree or certificate. Open to anyone 18 years and older.  Must be a resident of Fayette County.  You must be a member of Fayette County Farm Bureau, however if you are not already a member you may join at anytime before the application deadline for $35.00. CLICK HERE TO JOIN. Please see below for our Scholarship Application. 

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Anastasia Saunders is the daughter of Chris and Patty Saunders of Lexington.  She attends Tates Creek high school and Locust Trace Agriscience Center.  Ana has been very active in FFA serving as Secretary, Leadership Chair, and Citizen Secretary.  She has also been a member of the Tates Creek Swim Team, National Honor Society, Beta Club and Lexington Dolphins Swim Team. She has participated in the Locust Trace Veterinary Science CDE Team, Parliamentary Procedure Team, Impromptu Speaking Contest, and Ag Issues CDE. She has worked part-time at Bi-water Farm and served as a lifeguard and swim coach.  Ana Plans to attend the University of Kentucky and major in Agriculture Education and Animal Science with the hopes of becoming an agriculture teacher. Ana is the recipient of a $10,000 Scholarship.

Kennedy Little is the daughter of Vaughn and Stacy Little of Lexington.  Kennedy attends Bryan Station high school and Locust Trace Agriscience Center. Kennedy has been very active in FFA serving as President, Vice President, Community relations Chair, Leadership Chair, Ag Issues Team and Ag Sales Team.  She also served on the Bluegrass Regional FFA as President.  Kennedy has been involved in the Bryan Station National Honor Society, Beta Club, College Achiever Program, Lexington Sister Cities Japanese Foreign Exchange Program, Pearl Girls School Leadership and academic organization, Anti-Teen Hunger with YMCA Black Achievers, Bryan Station Green & Gold Divas Dance Team, and Jr. MANRRS. She was a participate in the Distinguished Young Women for Fayette County. Kennedy plans to attend Centre College majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Environmental Sustainability with the hopes of becoming a veterinarian. Kennedy is the recipient of a $20,000 Scholarship.

Sophia Roberts is the daughter of Darin and Misha Roberts of Lexington.  She attends Henry Clay high school and Opportunity Middle College.  She has been very active in student council, holding various positions and helping to plan and host various events.  She has also been the Director of the Summit Christian Academy Theater Club, Choir, Servants Heart Club, Art Club, Volleyball, Prom Planning Committee, Senior Trip Planning Committee, Yearbook Club and served on the Jr. National Honor Society. Sophia plans to attend The University of the Cumberlands majoring in Middle School Education with a minor in Art with the hopes of becoming a middle school teacher. Sophia is the recipient of a $10,000 Scholarship.

Lily Crouch is the daughter of Charlie and Jill Crouch of Lexington.  She attends Henry Clay high school and Locust Trace Agriscience Center. Lily has been very active in FFA serving as the Ag Literacy Chair, Recruitment Chair and Reporter. She also has served on the United States Eventing Association, Veterinary Career Development Event, Junior Parliamentary Procedure Team and many others.  She has interned with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and worked part-time for Chesapeake Farm. Lily plans to attend the University of Kentucky majoring in Equine Science/ Management and Education with a minor in Animal Science with the hopes of becoming a veterinarian.  Lily is the recipient a $10,000 Scholarship.

Madelyn Groth is the daughter of Jason and Cara Groth of Lexington.  She attends Lafayette high school and is in the SCAPA program.  Madelyn grew up on a farm where she and her siblings raise and show sheep. She has been a member of the Beta club, National Honors Society, Student Council and Community Outreach Representative for the STEM Scholars. She has also been active in 4-H, Bluegrass Youth Ballet and First Alliance Church. Madelyn plans to attend Western Kentucky University and major in Dance and Nutrition with the hopes of becoming a nutritionist for athletes, specifically dancers. Madelyn is the recipient of the $5,000 Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation/ Burley Tobacco Growers Scholarship.

Past Recipients