March 1, 2014
Scholarship Application or Apply Online
CFBF Collegiate Membership is required to apply.
The California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation was organized to give aid to students with a desire to pursue a career in the agricultural industry. The scholarships are awarded annually based upon academic achievement, career goals, extracurricular activities, determination, leadership skills, and a commitment to study agriculture.
Who is eligible?
Any undergraduate student entering or attending a four-year accredited college or university in California and pursuing a career in the agricultural industry. Students entering or attending a junior college are not eligible. Students must be a resident of the State of California.
How many scholarships are given, and in what amount?
Each year, the Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors determine the award amounts depending on the funds available. In recent years, the range has been $1,800 to $2,750, for approximately 30 recipients each year.
2014 Farm Bureau Women Scholarship
March 15, 2014
The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Women are pleased to announce the availability of Farm Bureau Women’s scholarships. Qualified recipients can apply to receive $500 to further his or her education at a university, community college or trade school.
To qualify for this scholarship, one must be a member, a dependent or child/grandchild of a member of the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau or the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Women, in good standing, since September of the previous year prior to the application; or a member for four years of either a San Luis Obispo County 4-H or a San Luis Obispo County Future Farmers of America; or a college student who graduated from a San Luis Obispo County high school and for at least two years has been enrolled in an agriculturally-related major.
Funds for the scholarship are raised mainly through the sale of straw brooms, vintage and new aprons and See’s Candy. The women also hand-mix a “just-add-water” bean soup mix that is a hit countywide.
The Farm Bureau Women also support youth activities, the Women’s Shelter and Achievement House. You will find them at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, advocating for agriculture and selling their wares. Farm Bureau Women meet on the second Monday of each month, except July and August, alternating between North and South County. Meetings are at lunch and feature informational programs.
Inquiries regarding the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Women’s Scholarship can be made at any San Luis Obispo County High School or the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau office at 543-3654.
March 7, 2014
California State Fair Scholarship.pdf
The Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program accepts applications from California college students and graduating high school students. More than $34,000 will be awarded in 2014.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014
2014 CattleWomen Scholarship Application
The San Luis Obispo County CattleWomen's Association offers an annual scholarship program for SLO County high school seniors, Cuesta College students and Cal Poly agriculture students, both young men and women, who plan to seek careers in an agriculture-related field.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2014
Link to Application:
2014 CCGGA Scholarship Application
Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association offers a scholarship program for horticulture majors who are graduating high school seniors or current college students, and for graduating high school seniors or current college students who are children of an employee of a CCGGA Nursery Member.
Foundation for Agriculture Awareness and California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation Scholarship
Application is in Competition Handbook.
The Foundation for Agriculture Awareness and California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation Scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors and college students who have participated in the Mid-State Fair within the last three years. Applicants must be a SLO County resident.