About the Scholarship

Recipients* of the Joshua Keith Memorial Scholarship at Wilmington College will be selected each year based on application responses and financial need. This is not a merit scholarship.


*Only students pursuing degree programs (major or minor) in Agriculture are eligible to apply for this scholarship


Those receiving award monies may use the funds toward travel in the same academic year, or in future academic years. In circumstances where travel to Costa Rica is not possible due to trip availability, scholarship monies may be used for collegiate travel/study trips to alternate destinations. Funds must be used prior to the recipient's graduation.


Award dollars may vary each year based on availablity of funds, but will range between $500 and $1000 per year, per recipient, which will cover approximately 25% to 50% of total trip costs, depending on the study/travel selected.




Kayle Mast, 2019 Scholarship Recipient

"Costa Rica will provide new experiences that can contribute to my field of study, as it will provide me opportunities to work with an array of crops that I am unfamiliar with. It will open doors to a new side of agriculture for me. I am excited to share my knowledge and experiences from my travels in Costa Rica with other students and community members when I arrive back home."

I cannot express enough thanks for being selected as the 2019 Joshua Keith Memorial Travel Scholarship recipient... and allowing me to step foot in a new world of agriculture."

~Kayle Mast, 2019 recipient of the Joshua Keith Memorial
Travel Scholarship