Mercer Vu Farms/ Ron and Judy Hissong Scholarship for Agriculture Fund

The Mercer Vu Farms/Ron and Judy Hissong Scholarship for Agriculture Fund was set up in honor of Ron Hissong, a life-long dairy farmer, who along with his wife, established Mercer Vu Farms Inc.  The scholarship was setup by his wife Judy and their sons Rick and Rod to continue Ron’s passion for agriculture and giving back to his community.  This scholarship is for any student who resides in the Tuscarora School District and is continuing their education in agriculture or an agricultural related field.   

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March 15


Up to 4 students/Up to $5,000 ea.

Scholarship FAQ


  1. Graduating high school senior residing in the Tuscarora School District or current college student who resides in or graduated from a high school in the Tuscarora School District 
  2. Plans to attend a college, university, or trade school as a full-time or part-time student
  3. Plans to pursue a field of study in Agriculture including Ag Business, Food Science, Animal Science, Ag Engineering, Ag Economics, Ag Education, Veterinary Science, Ag/Diesel Mechanics, Agronomy/Soil Sciences, Ag Law or other degrees as it relates to Agriculture 
  4. Plans to attend a two- or four-year university or trade school as a full-time or part-time student  
  5. Financial Need 
  6. Essay
  7. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


How is your chosen field of study relevant to Agriculture, and how do you see your intended career path contributing to it?  200 words minimum.


Recipients of this scholarship may reapply any year for the duration of their studies (including up through a DVM degree). Students must submit a full application but may be prompted to complete a different essay. 

Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


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