The John and Mary Gilbert Memorial Scholarship – 1056
Fund Type: Endowment Scholarship Fund
The Gilbert Fund is a permanent fund, meaning that the principal will be preserved in perpetuity by the foundation and the income from the fund will provide scholarships to Morgan County 4-H students wishing to continue their education past high school
Purpose: To provide a financial award to a Morgan County student having completed 7th or 8th grade, who is currently in the Morgan County 4-H program. The recipient will receive the award upon completion of high school and enrollment in a continuing-education program by age 21.
History: The John R. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 to honor the memory of John Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert was a livestock breeder who devoted countless hours of service to the Morgan County 4-H program. An Army veteran, Mr. Gilbert instilled his patriotism in the youth he worked with during his many years of service to 4-H.