March 1, 2016
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?
An undergraduate student, who is a collegiate member, entering or attending a four-year accredited college or university in California and pursuing a career in the agricultural field. Applicants must be a resident of California.
How many scholarships are given, and in what amount?
Six scholarships were available in 2015.
Check the CFBF website for other scholarships
FFA Scholarship Program
March 31, 2016
The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Women will evaluate applications and award scholarships of $1000 each to the selected recipients to further their education at a university, community college or trade school. In 2015, five scholarships of $500 each were awarded.
To qualify for this scholarship, students must be...
1) A member of the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau or Farm Bureau Women or
2) A dependent, child or grandchild of a member of the above organizations or
3) A member for a total of four years of a San Luis Obispo County 4-H and/or FFA or
4) A college student who is a graduate of a SLO County high school and enrolled in an agricultural-related major for two years or longer.
Home-schooled students may also apply if the school has such a program.
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 3, 2016
The Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program accepts applications from California college students and graduating high school students. In 2016, 14 scholarship categories are available, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
2016 Details coming soon!
2015 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, 2016
Link to Application:
2016 CCGGA Scholarship Application
Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association offers a scholarship program for high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are pursuig an education in horticulture- or agricultur- related fields and for children of CCGGA Nursery Members.
Foundation for Agriculture Awareness and California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation Scholarship - Details coming soon!
2016 Application Deadline
June 19 (postmark) or June 26 (hand deliver)
Application is in Mid-State Fair 2016 Livestock Competition Handbook on pages 46-47; view here.
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.