About the Scholarship

Jacob Ross Parish Memorial Scholarship is licensed by the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization. The establishment was founded by a group of young farmers in 1928 to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population.

Jacob Ross Parish Memorial Scholarship was established by Jacob's parents, Kathy and Joe Parish, in memory of Jacob RossParish, whose dream was to become an agricultural teacher and live the FFA motto of "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live and Living to Serve".


What are the requirements needed to apply for this scholarship?

  • Students must submit an essay of 1000 words or less describing his/her career, educational, and personal goals.

  • The applicant must submit a statement of 1,000 characters or less explaining why the scholarship committee should choose him/her as the scholarship recipient.

  • The candidates are educated to present their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to get this award.

  • Candidates are informed to submit their ACT/SAT scorecards to meet eligibility.


Jacob Ross Parish Memorial Scholarship award amounts to:

  • This scholarship provides $5000 each year which is non-renewable, the scholarship fund will be used for tuition, fees, books, and equipment required for classes.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to one candidate each year depending on the availability of funds and students meeting their requirements.


Deadline info:

The applications are to be presented before the end of February 01, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application, and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other data are accessible online on the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a high school senior.

  • The applicant must be pursuing a degree or certification program in agricultural, welding or diesel mechanics.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited university, college or vocational or technical school.

  • The applicant must be intending to pursue a four-year degree and a career in agricultural education and profession.

  • The applicant must be a Lockhart County FFA student.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.