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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 is now accepting scholarship applications. 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.

Each year, the Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors determine the award amounts and the number of recipients depending on the funds available. A Collegiate membership is required to apply.

Application packets must be postmarked by March 1. To obtain a scholarship application, or to learn more, click here. For more information, contact Darlene Licciardo at or 916-561-5500.

Fresno-Kings County Cattlewomen's Association Scholarship

The Fresno-Kings County Cattlewomen's (FKCCW) Association is offering a scholarship. Click here for more information and to download the scholarship application.

Charles P. Lake Rain for Rent Scholarship

Twenty scholarships in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded to students to help them pursue a career in agriculture, engineering or construction management.

Scholarship applicants must have completed their freshman year at an approved college/university and be currently enrolled for the next school year. Junior college students who are registered as sophomores and fall within the requirements may apply.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 15, and must be submitted to the Fresno County Farm Bureau, 1274 W. Hedges Ave., Fresno, 93728. For more information about the scholarship, click here. To obtain a scholarship application, please contact FCFB at 559-237-0263 or

Fresno Madera Farm Credit Grant Program

Fresno Madera Farm Credit will award up to five groups a $500 grant each. As this program evolves the criteria in determining the winning groups for 2016 and future years will be more heavily based on community service and outreach achievements and efforts of the group. The accomplishments/awards/recognitions will also be an important factor, but secondary in determining the winners.

The winning groups will be invited to our Annual Stockholder�s Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 for dinner. Also part of the event will include an award ceremony where the group representatives will be invited to the stage to receive their check and be recognized by over 400 local Ag community members.

You are invited to apply by completing the attached application and returning it to me by Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Applications will be accepted via email. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 22, 2016.

For more information, contact Danielle at

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship

The Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program awards California's most promising students with scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.

College students and graduating high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership potential, civic engagement and a strong sense of personal commitment to continuing education are eligible to apply.

For more information, or to download the application, click here.

Fresno County 4-H Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to 4-H members and alumni. Click here for more information about Fresno County 4-H, California 4-H or other scholarships.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 10, at 5 p.m. Interviews will take place April 23.

2015 Legacy Scholarship

The Fresno FiberArts Guild is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student interested in fiber-related arts.

The FiberArts Guild Legacy Scholarship is extended to college-level students who have demonstrated interest in the fiber arts. Eligible applicants include high school graduates, college undergraduates and graduate students.

Contact the 4-H office at 559-241-7525 or for a copy of application.

2015 CAPCA Scholarship Applications

College students planning to pursue careers in the pest management industry may now apply for the 2015 Stanley W. Strew Scholarship. This $3,000 scholarship is sponsored by California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA), and administered by the Stanley W. Strew Educational Fund, Inc.

Applications are available on the CAPCA website at For more information about the CAPCA scholarship, please contact CAPCA at 916-928-1625.