Farm Bureau Scholarship applications due March 1

The Tulare County Farm Bureau Scholarship deadline is Thursday, March 1, and we have thousands of dollars for students to win!

New this year is $2,500 for Ag Water Technology, and related fields of study. This award will be available to an undergraduate student majoring in agricultural studies.

The Tulare County Farm Bureau Scholarship program was created for the purpose of providing annual scholarships to the youth of Tulare County based on academic achievement, leadership skills and financial need.

Scholarships are available in a variety of categories, some are directed to qualified applicants according to the wishes of the fund providers; others go to individuals seeking careers in agriculture; one is given to a student whose parent is a farm employee; others are based on merit.

Selected students will be recognized for their achievements at TCFB’s Annual Meeting at the International Agri-Center in Tulare on Tuesday, May 1.

To apply, students must: complete and return the application; submit two letters of recommendation; submit school transcripts; and attend school currently or have graduated from a school in Tulare County, to be eligible. Students must also be available to attend an in-person interview with the selection committee.

Applications can be found by visiting www.tulcofb.org and following the application forms link. Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, March 1. For more information about TCFB scholarships email [email protected], or call 732-8301.

Available Scholarships:

  • $1,000 – TCFB Scholarship: for a student pursuing a career in an Ag-related field at a 4-year university.
  • $1,000 – TCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Scholarship: for a student pursuing a career in an Ag related field at a 4-year university.
  • $1,000 – Fred & Marilyn Collison Memorial Scholarship: for a student pursuing a career in an Ag related field at California State University, Fresno.
  • $1,000 – Mary Rankin Memorial Scholarship: for a student pursuing a career in an Ag related field at a 2-year college or 4-year university.
  • $1,000 – Frank Ribeiro Memorial Scholarship: for a student pursuing a career in an Ag related field at a 4-year university.
  • $2,500 – Ken and Cindy Williams Scholarship: Scholarship will be available to an undergraduate student majoring in agricultural studies. Student must be attending an accredited two-year or four-year institution and interested in a career related to agriculture water technology. Preference will be given to those studying agricultural engineering, hydrology, or pumping technologies. Other vocational fields of study may be considered including agriculture construction, mechanics, welding, irrigation technology, etc.
  • $1,000 – RRS Endowment Scholarship: available for student majoring in agricultural field attending COS. Emphasis given to those pursuing Agri-Business and Dairy majors.
  • $500 – Two-Year College Scholarship: available for student majoring in agricultural field attending any community college or trade school.
  • $500 – Scott Shannon Memorial Scholarship: may be renewed for three years if criteria are met giving the scholarship a $2000 value.  Must be pursuing an agricultural major and enrolled in the Visalia Unified School District.
  • $500 – Student of Farm Employee: for a student who has a parent employed on a farm and/or dairy and will be attending a 2- or 4-year university. The children of the farm owner/operator of farm are not eligible.

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