Patti Rukavina Scholarship is now available!Click Here to download a Scholarship Application
A scholarship has been created in memory of Patti J. Rukavina to honor her service to the community and many contributions to 4-H. The purpose of the scholarship is to help assist with post-secondary education with an emphasis in an agriculture field. The applicant must be a past or present member of the Taylor County 4-H or FFA. Current high school seniors or first year college students are welcome to apply. Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship will be awarded based on demonstrated need and community service involvement.
All applicants are required to submit an application, resume, two letters of support and a short essay explaining how your 4-H/FFA experience has impacted your decisions for the future. Applications and all supporting documents must be received at the Taylor County Extension Office by 4:30 pm on July 31, 2015.
The 1st annual Patti J. Rukavina scholarship will be presented at the Taylor County Junior Livestock Sale on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at the Taylor County Fair. The recipient must be present to receive the award. For a scholarship application or more information about how to make a donation to the Patti J. Rukavina Scholarship Fund, please contact the WVU Taylor County Extension Office at (304) 265-3303.
West Virginia University Extension Service—Here to Serve You!
The Taylor County Extension program is informal education designed to “help people help themselves” in acquiring knowledge and improving their quality of life. If you cannot find information you are wanting though our site, you can always call or email our office.
The Cooperative Extension Service provides programs in the areas of 4-H and Youth, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Resources and Economic Development, Family Nutrition, and Family and Consumer Sciences. To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.
To effectively reach diverse audiences, Extension educators offer a variety of educational programs through many methods and media including workshops, meetings, exhibits and fairs, newsletters, telephone calls, letters and individual consultations.
Part of the National Cooperative Extension System
All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.