The Joel McRoberts Memorial Scholarship was created in 1998 in memory of Joel, District Technician with the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District for 20 years. Joel died in 1997 of leukemia. The scholarship was created at the request of his widow Connie McRoberts, of Litchfield.
The scholarship is available to any student in Lorain County who will be majoring in an agriculture or natural resources management related field at any two or four year college. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Originally, the scholarship started at $500 per student and was increased to $1000 a few years later. Recently the scholarship has been expanded to include two awards annually. This now includes one for an incoming freshman and one for any current college student with at least one year completed. With the generosity of the individuals in Lorain County the scholarship has grown with time.
Joel McRoberts was a big supporter of agriculture and higher education. Although he never attended college, he understood the value of education and always encouraged students to further their education and better themselves.
Joel was devoted to farming and the farmers in Lorain County. He had a deep appreciation of our natural resources and their protections. This memorial scholarship is administered in his honor.
This scholarship is offered by the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District in the amount of $1,000.00. High school seniors (Lorain County residents) who will enroll in an agricultural or natural resources related two or four-year course of study are eligible to apply. Application deadline is April 15, 2017.
This scholarship is offered by the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District. The scholarship amount is $1,000.00. Applicants (Lorain County residents) must be enrolled as a full-time student in a two or four-year course of study, in an agricultural or natural resources related field. Application deadline is July 31, 2017.
Applications can be requested from your high school guidance counselor, from the Lorain SWCD office, 42110 Russia Rd., Elyria, OH, 44035, or by calling the office at (440) 326-5800. You can also download them here: