This scholarship is established by Terence J. Centner in memory of his parents, Harry E. and Mary Ellen Centner. Each scholarship will honor his parent's dedication and hard work on their family farm in the Town of Dunkirk and their leadership activities in the Chautauqua County 4-H Program. The fund will provide monies to select high school seniors accepted at a 4-year college or university who have been a 4-Her for 3 years with an outstanding agricultural or environmental project. An outstanding agricultural or environmental project may involve gardening, horticulture, raising food animals, conservation, forestry, environmental activities or other related projects.
Applicant for the award shall complete an application, secure two letters of recommendation, and write an essay (maximum 400 words). At least one of the letters shall be written by someone with firsthand knowledge of the student's work in 4-H. The topic of the essay shall be "What 4-H has meant to me as I embark on my collegiate studies".
Selection of an awardee will be based on his or her high school record, achievements in the 4-H program, the quality of the letters and essay, and the prominence of the college or university at which the stuudent will study.
Applications can be found in the guidance office and must be returned by May 1, 2017.