VPGC Community Scholarship

The VPGC Scholarship was started in 2007 to help prepare a new generation of leaders; and encourage candidates to pursue their interests in the agricultural field. The scholarship is not, however, limited to agricultural studies. Scholarships are awarded to those entering or continuing with studies at a technical, two-year or four-year institution.

Since 2008 VPGC has awarded scholarships to 39 recipents totaling $80,500. Graduates have pursued careers in Poultry Science, Agriculture, Nursing, Music Business and Aviation among many others.

2018 VPGC Scholarship Winners

Savannah Botkin

Daughter of Juanita Botkin, Truck Scalemaster
Graduate of Buffalo Gap High School
Attending Blue Ridge Community College
Majoring in Special Education or Occupational Therapy

Benjamin-Henry Coceano Custer

Son of Joseph & Jenny Custer, Grower Members
Graduate of Turner Ashby High School
Attending James Madison University
Majoring in Pre-Veternary Medicine

Mason Lee Parrott

Son of Ruth Ann & Ronnie Parrott, Accounting Manager & Feedmill Dispatcher
Graduate of Broadway High School
Attending Blue Ridge Community College
Majoring in Conservation

Requirements and Instructions for Application

Eligibility is defined as a child of a grower member; a child of an employee; or an employee, exclusive of the Senior Management Team or Board members. Previous award recipients are ineligible.

  • Applicants must have a current GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with their school.
  • All applicants must provide current transcripts. All transcripts must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by the high school registrar or Dean of Students. If you received a GED you must provide copies of your GED Certificate and GED scores.
  • Each applicant must include a personal statement as outlined in the application
  • All applicants must provide three (3) references, two (2) of which must submit letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a teacher, counselor or employer; the second must be a personal recommendation from someone other than a family member.
  • An application form must be completed and postmarked (or hand delivered by 3:00 pm) on or before the deadline of April 12, 2019. No applications will be considered after that date, or without all information requested and all enclosures attached.
  • Awards are made with the understanding that the applicant will attend school full term as a full time student carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours. Proof of enrollment for the college or technical program and a W-9 form will be required prior to disbursement of the award.

Download Application Package:

2019 VPGC Scholarship Application