Each year the Mendocino County Farm Bureau awards scholarships to deserving students with a desire to start a career in the agricultural industry. The student criteria is unique in the fact that applicants can be continuing students entering or attending an accredited trade school, college or university, including out of state, and majoring in an agricultural related field.

The MCFB Scholarship Committee begins its process in January of each year and interviews applicants in the spring. Scholarship recipients receive recognition and certificate awards at the MCFB annual meeting and dinner held in June.

Students who plan to pursue a career in an agricultural related field are encouraged to submit their application no later than March 15th.

2024 Scholarship Application

For additional information on our scholarship program please contact our office at 707-462-6664.

2024 scholarship applications will be submitted online ONLY. Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any issues with the form.

2023 Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Mendocino County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 and has helped many local high school, college and trade school students obtain higher education in production agricultural or an agricultural related field. To be eligible to receive a scholarship, a candidate must be a resident of Mendocino County currently accepted or enrolled in a four year college/university program, junior college or accredited trade school and seeking a degree in a qualified field of agricultural related education. The MCFB Scholarship Committee interviews eligible candidates and the committee’s recommendations are submitted to the MCFB Board of Directors for final approval.

For a description of the 2023 scholarship recipients, please click here.

California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation

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 Farm Bureau Collegiate Member, entering or attending a four-year accredited college or university in California and pursuing a career in the agricultural industry. Students entering or attending a junior college are not eligible for the scholarship. Students must be a resident of the State of California.

For more information or to access the application, please visit the CFBF Scholarship Information Page.

Mendocino County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship

The Mendocino County Cattlemen’s Association Rudy Mora Beef Scholarship is for Mendocino County high school graduates that have had experience with raising cattle or have work experience with a beef cattle operation. Applications are due March 15th.