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First Name:                         Olive                  


Last Name:                         Wood


Full Address:                       ----


Email Address:                    ----


Phone:                                ----


High School Baseball Team:




Cumulative GPA:                  3.796

High School:                       ----


Desired College and Major:


In the fall of 2024, I will be attending -- Community College in ----, ---- where I will also be playing for the ---- baseball team. While I am there, I plan to major in Agri-Business. When I finish my Associate degree in ----, I hope to transfer to Fort Hays State University to major in Precision Agriculture.


What is your career objective?:


I want to work in the Agriculture Equipment industry. I have had the opportunity to work as a diesel technician intern at our local Case IH dealership for the last two years and I have loved every minute of my experience there, so I know this is a good fit for me. It is important to me to work in agriculture because I come from a farming background, and I know the impact this industry has on the world around us.


Community Service Activities:


FFA Highway Cleanup - 16 hours Softball Field Cleanup and Reconstruction - 5 hours FFA Farmer Appreciation Breakfast - 4 hours Homecoming Bonfire Cleanup - 2 hours FFA Safety Presentation for ---- Elementary School - 2 hours FFA Barnyard Day - 20 hours FFA Teacher Appreciation Breakfast - 8 hours Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala Cleanup - 3 hours CTE Day of Service - 8 hours Volunteer Football and Baseball Youth Coach - 40+


Baseball Activities:             


I have played baseball from the time I was 5 years old for our local summer league teams. When I was 8 I started playing competitively for a club team where we won multiple state championships and I personally won multiple sportsmanship awards during the 5 years we played. In high school I have played for my high school team for all 4 years. I have served as a captain of that team for all four of those years. I have been awarded All Conference Honorable Mention (9), All Conference (10 and 11), All State 2nd Team (11).


Outside of School Activities:


I lettered varsity football all 4 years of high school where I earned All Conference Honorable Mention (9 and 10), All Conference (11 and 12), All State 2nd Team (12). I also served as a team captain as a junior and senior. I lettered in varsity wrestling all 4 years of high school where I served as a captain of our team for all 4 years as well. I qualified for the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament my junior and senior years. I lettered in varsity Track and Field as a freshman. I participated in FBLA for 2 years (9 and 12). I participated in FFA for all 4 years and served as an Executive Committee Member on the officer team as a senior.


Career Goal in 2 years:      

In 2 years, my goal is to have completed my Associate of Science degree in Agri- Business from ---- Community College and to be transferring to Fort Hays State University to complete my Bachelor of Science degree in Precision Agriculture.




Career Goal in 5 Years:     


In 5 years, my career goal is to be employed as a Diesel Technician for Plains Ag, the Case IH company in my hometown. I also hope to be coaching high school baseball to give back to the sport that has given me so much.


Career Goal in 10 Years:


In 10 years, my goal is to work as a Service Manager for a local or regional Plains Ag store. I also hope to be a head baseball coach for the local high school baseball team where I am working.


Why this grant?:                 


I am applying for this grant to help fund my continuing education. I have a clear plan for my future, and any financial assistance that this grant could provide would help me achieve the goals I have set for myself.


How will this help YOU!:     


This grant will help me accomplish my goals by helping to pay for tuition and room and board while I study and play college baseball. I need this education to be able to become the successful professional in the Ag Equipment industry that I want to be.

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