Brandon Cole Gieselman was born on July 18, 1983. He was the son of Mark and Nancy Gieselman and brother of Tara Gieselman of Lafayette County. Brandon had a zest for life and was an avid outdoorsman and horseman. He was an active member of the Young Riders 4‐H Club and the Lexington FFA Chapter.
On October 24, 1999, at the age of 16, Brandon tragically lost his life in an automobile accident. In his honor, those who loved Brandon have established this scholarship in his name to provide 4‐H and FFA participants assistance in furthering their education.
- Must be a graduating high school senior or college student with membership in a Lafayette County 4-H Club or FFA Chapter;
- Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college, or university;
- Must have demonstrated academic excellence;
- Must have demonstrated financial need.
May be $500 – $1,000.
Not a renewable scholarship.
General applications and additional requirements are due February 24.
Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2022. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2022 will not be considered. We recommend getting started on your application as soon as you have received your Fall Semester 2022 transcripts so you have time to prepare the additional requirements.
- Statement of your education and career goals and why you have chosen your field of study.
- Proof of acceptance to your college or university.
- Lafayette County 4-H club form or FFA leadership and participation form.
Download the Gieselman Scholarship 4-H Information form or Gieselman Scholarship FFA information form to attach to your scholarship.