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 of any age-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 from MCFB at the MCFB annual meeting and dinner held in June.

Students who plan to pursue a career in an ag related field are encouraged to submit their application no later than March 15th. High school students should check with their counselors or print out the application when available.

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

*Before filling out the application please make sure the year of the application is 2019. Applications from previous years will not be accepted.*

Application period for submission for 2019 has closed. Please check back next year for 2020 scholarships.

2019 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.

This year, with generosity from many donors and proceeds from our annual fundraiser, we were able to provide $30,000 worth of scholarships to local high-school graduates and students continuing in higher agricultural education programs.

Local high school graduates receiving an award from MCFB were: Molly Anderson, Hailee Shipley, and Morgan Clark from Ukiah; Kenneth Glentzer from Potter Valley; Cassidy Daniels and Sunny Anderson from Fort Bragg.

College students who re-applied or first-time applicants were: Casey Looney, Ashley Hautala, Cassandra Renteria, Katie Penry, Julie Brown, Jocey Thieman and Quinn Houghland.

Schools being attended by these students are: CSU Chico, Butte Jr. College, CSU Fresno, Mendocino Community College, San Jose State and Shasta College.

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.