Partner Scholarships

"Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness." - Thomas Jefferson

The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau is proud of the excellent students and young leaders who make up our next generation agricultural family. In order to foster educational opportunities, we support scholarships created by our partner organizations and our Farm Bureau committees.


Burt W. and Virginia Polin Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Burt W. and Virginia Polin "Farm Bureau" Scholarship was established to encourage one or more local students pursuing a career in agriculture.  This scholarship honors the legacy of Burt and Virgina Polin. Burt Polin was born in San Luis Obispo in 1914 and died in San Luis Obispo in 2006 after being married to his wife, Virginia, for nearly 70 years. He was a dry land wheat rancher for more than 40 years on land on the Carrizo Plains inherited from his grandfather. The Polins were very active in the community. Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school planning to pursue a degree in the field of agriculture at an approved community college or four-year university. Applications deadline is February 6, 2024

Click here to access the application. Good luck! 

Farm Bureau Women Scholarship
The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Women is an active committee that has a historic past. It is the only Farm Bureau Women group remaining in the California Farm Bureau structure. We are so proud of the work they have done to support agriculture and the future of agriculture. Each year the Farm Bureau Women Committee offers scholarships to several deserving students of $1000 each. Applications must be postmarked or otherwise delivered to the Farm Bureau Office no later than March 31, 2024.

Click here to access the application. Good luck!         

California Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship

February 15, 2024 is the deadline for applications. A collegiate membership is required for 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. Learn more about eligibility here.

San Luis Obispo County Foundation for Agricultural Awareness

Applications for the San Luis Obispo County Foundation for Agricultural Awareness must be postmarked by April 22, 2024, or received by hand delivery to the Farm Bureau office by April 29, 2024

For a PDF file of the application please click here.