Thursday, January 3, 2013

Farm Bureau taking scholarship applications

The California Farm Bureau Federation is now accepting scholarship applications from students interested in pursuing careers in agriculture.

From a CFBF news release:
Students planning to pursue careers as farmers, ranchers or in other agricultural occupations may now apply for 2013 California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation scholarships. Applications are available online at The deadline for submissions is March 1.

Applications are open to students who are Farm Bureau collegiate members in California. The scholarships are given based on students’ academic achievements, leadership skills, career goals, extracurricular activities and other factors.

Last year marked a milestone year for the foundation, which awarded $202,250 in scholarships and surpassed $2 million in scholarships distributed since the foundation’s inception in 1955. More than 70 students benefited from foundation scholarships in 2012.

In addition to general scholarships, the foundation grants six special scholarships following interviews with applicants. Four of the special scholarships are given in memory of former California Farm Bureau leaders and staff members; two scholarships are donated by the Ag Lenders Society of California.

The California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation also helps oversee distribution of the Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship Awards, which benefit rangeland-management students who plan careers in beef or sheep ranching or in range management.

For more information about the California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation, please visit

The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 74,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.

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