Award Amount$500

This scholarship was established in memory of Charles L. Whitehair to honor a graduating student from Delaware County who was involved with Delaware County 4-H Program or Future Farmers of America. Charles (Chuck) Whitehair was a sixth generation Delaware County farmer. He was community-minded and service-oriented. He was a quiet leader with strong convictions grounded in family tradition. This is how friends and family knew Chuck to be in life, and how they have continued to remember his legacy. Aside from being a community leader and servant, Chuck was a family man who valued time spent with his four daughters. Whitney and her sisters Morgan, Macy, and Abigail recall many happy memories with their father growing up. Some of their favorites include practicing basketball at the local gym, going snorkeling in the Cayman Islands, and summers spent participating in 4-H. More than anything, Chuck’s daughters remember him as someone who always encouraged them to follow their dreams, no matter what they looked like. Chuck had a passion for teaching the next generation about farming and agribusiness. He was a ten-year 4-H member and became a mentor to new generations of 4-H participants. The organization strives to give kids hands-on experiences in a variety of sectors, including agriculture. His legacy lives on through his mentees, including his daughters who were all involved with the organization.

Eligibility:

  • Graduate from a Delaware County High School
  • Current college students and Delaware County residents who participate in homeschool program are eligible to apply
  • Applicant must have been involved with Delaware County 4-H or Future Farmers of America
  • Applicant must be majoring, or planning to major, in Agriculture or Business

Applications for this scholarship will be open on January 1, 2021.