Students planning to pursue a career in agriculture can apply for scholarships today. Deadlines are rapidly approaching.
California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation Award
The California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation annually accepts scholarship applications between January 1 and March 1. Any undergraduate student entering or attending a four-year accredited college or university in California pursuing a career in the agriculture industry is encouraged to apply.
Approximately 30 awards ranging from $1,600 to $2,750 are dispersed. The Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors will determine the award amounts depending on the funds available.
Application packets must be postmarked by March 1. To obtain a scholarship application, visit http://cfbf.com/programs/scholar/index.cfm. For more information, contact Darlene Licciardo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-561-5500.
Charles P. Lake-Rain for Rent Scholarship
Twenty scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are awarded to students to help them pursue a career in agriculture, irrigation technology, pumps and fluid dynamics.
Applications are accepted annually in the spring. To read/print the Charles P. Lake/Rain for Rent Scholarship Brochure, please visit www.rainforrent.com/company/scholarship.aspx.
To obtain a scholarship application, please contact Katie Rodgers at 559-237-0263 or email@example.com.
Fresno-Kings County Cattlewomen’s Association Scholarship
The Fresno-Kings County Cattlewomen’s (FKCCW) Association is offering a $500 to $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors, college freshman and college sophomores in the field of agriculture.
Applications and information are available at the 4-H office, 1720 S. Maple Ave., Fresno, or online at www.fresnokingscattlewomen.com. Contact the 4-H office at 559-600-7285.
Applications are due to Brooke Prewitt, the FKCCW Scholarship Chairman, by April 1, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H Scholarships Available
There are a number of scholarships available to 4-H members and alumni. Contact Melanie Curtis at 559-600-7285 or visit http://ucanr.org/scholarships for more information about Fresno County 4-H, California 4-H or other scholarships.
California table grape growers offering Ag degree scholarships
California table grape growers are now offering four $20,000 four-year scholarships to students residing in the Coachella or San Joaquin valleys who are planning to study agricultural business, science, technology or a related field. The scholarships are available to seniors graduating in 2012 or to high school graduates.
The agricultural scholarships are available for the first time this year, a new addition to the California Table Grape Commission’s community outreach program, which also offers field worker scholarships and education grants.
“California’s table grape growers have offered table grape field worker scholarships for more than 25 years and grants to teachers for almost 20 years,” said Kathleen Nave, president of the commission. “The new scholarships complement those long-term investments and demonstrate a commitment to and belief in the future of California agriculture.”
The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 20. Applications and more details are available at www.grapesfromcalifornia.com/agscholarship.
San Joaquin Valley Quilters' Guild Scholarships available
The San Joaquin Valley Quilters’ Guild is pleased to offer two $250 scholarships to students interested in fiber related arts.
Qualified applicants include those focusing on fiber as an art medium or those with skills in costume or clothing design or textiles and textile conservation.
High school seniors and college students may apply. Preference will be given to students enrolled at least halftime in a Fresno County college or university.
Application, two recommendations and a photo of the applicant must be postmarked by April 1 to receive consideration for this year’s scholarship. Contact the Fresno County 4-H office for applications at 559-600-7225.