One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are due by April 1, 2019.


  • Must be a current resident or graduate of a high school in one of the following counties in  Northeast Tennessee (Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and  Washington) or Southwest Virginia (Scott and Washington).
  • Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in an Agriculture or Construction-related major.
  • Open to current high school seniors through college juniors. (In other words applicant will be a college freshman through senior in Fall 2019.)
  • Preference will be given to students based on:
    • Leadership Activities
    • Academics (Minimum current GPA of 3.0)
    • Community Involvement
    • Financial Need
  • Preference may be given to students seeking post-secondary education in Tennessee or Virginia.
  • A presentation of the scholarship may be made at the discretion of the scholarship committee.
  • The application must be postmarked by April 1, 2019.


Questions pertaining to this scholarship may be sent via email to

These are recommended guidelines. The Josey Baker Memorial Scholarship committee will determine the final selection of the recipient. You may only receive the scholarship one time.

Choose how to apply:

To apply, either fill out the form online or print out and use a PDF application.


Online Application

The online form can’t be saved and resumed later. Please set aside 30 minutes to complete the entire application.

The application includes a 500-word essay — please write this in Word and attach the file where noted on the form.

Download PDF Application

Mail completed and typed paper applications to:

Cleek Farms
Attn:  Josey Baker Memorial Scholarship
1101 New Beason Well Road
Kingsport, TN 37660.