The Keath Killebrew Charisma Scholarship

The Keath Killebrew Charisma Scholarship was established in 2022 to honor the life and legacy of Keath Killebrew, Sr. who tragically died trying to accomplish a new dream of teaching farming in Paraguay. His memory lives on through his family and friends, and their vow to continue his life’s work to teach and train the next generation of Mississippi farmers.

This scholarship will be given to individuals who are passionate about agriculture and serving people throughout their career. See More about Keath.

This scholarship invites applicants who reside in Mississippi and are currently high school seniors or an individual pursuing post-secondary training, education or certification who has a proven work history, is passionate about agriculture and helping others, and who will be studying agriculture or a related field. The minimum award will be $2,000 per recipient. Multiple awards may be given.


Deadline: March 23, 2024

Please fill out the following application and upload these items:

1. Resume to include education, work history, extracurricular activities, volunteer and community service, and other relevant information.

2. Video introduction and statement (*see video content and submission guidelines below). Using your phone, tablet or other device, record a short (no longer than 3 minute) video that contains the following information:

    • Personal introduction.
    • Why you are passionate about agriculture.  
    • How you can use your knowledge of agriculture to help others.

3. Two letters of reference which should include:

    • How the person knows you.
    • Description of your work ethic and interpersonal skills.
    • Examples/evidence of your desire to help others.

4. Response to the following essay prompts. (The responses must be submitted as a .pdf document, 12pt Font, double spaced, maximum 500-word limit for each prompt. Please save all responses in one file, with the prompt identified at the beginning of each essay.)

  • What are your long-range career goals and what you need to learn to achieve them?
  • Keath Killebrew lived by the analogy “What you put into life is what you will get out of it.”  Reflect on that statement and how it applies to your own life philosophy.
  • Reflect your personal point of view on your most significant challenge or accomplishment and its value to your life
  • How would you describe your passion for agriculture and how you share it with others?

*The video can be recorded from your cell phone and uploaded on the application site, but it is preferable that you upload the video to YouTube or other video transfer application and share the link in the appropriate box on the online application.

For questions or assistance with submission of forms please e-mail