Ruff Farms Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Ruff Farms Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the Ruff family and their long-lasting love and commitment to the Margaretville community. Β The Ruff family; specifically, Howard and Florence, Francis and Marion, Floyd and Don Ruff operated a dairy and vegetable farm in the New Kingston Valley. Β Β While farming was their passion, they also provided support of the community with involvement in school, church and local organizations. Β This Scholarship is intended to continue this support by recognizing and rewarding outstanding youth of the Margaretville community.

This endowed scholarship fund, will provide an annual college scholarship to a graduating senior from Margaretville Central School who plans to continue their education and pursue a career in engineering, the natural sciences, agriculture, forestry or environmental sciences.

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Graduating senior from Margaretville Central School
  • Cumulative GPA above 3.0 at the time of application
  • In the upper fifth (top 20%) of their graduating class at the time of application.
  • Planning to pursue a college degree at a four-year college or university in the field of engineering, natural sciences, agriculture, forestry or environmental sciences.
  • Demonstrated participation and leadership in school and community activities.

To support this fund mail your check to:

Community Foundation for South Central New York
520 Columbia Drive, Suite 100
Johnson City, New York 13790
Note: Ruff Farms Memorial Scholarship Fund in the memo

For gifts of stock or gifts other than cash, please contact foundation staff at (607) 772-6773

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