College Student Agriculture Scholarship

Mendocino County Farm Bureau Agriculture Scholarship
Deadline March 15, 2020
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College Student Scholarship Applicant:

The Mendocino County Farm Bureau Scholarship award is to give aid to students with a desire to start a career in the agricultural industry or in an ag-related field. The scholarship award is based on leadership skills, high school or college GPA, extra-curricular activities and “a commitment to study agriculture.” You must be enrolled in a trade school, college or university, full time. 

** Please note: the 2020 online application is the only one that will be accepted **

Your application must be accompanied by the following items:

  • Current Official School Transcript
    • Transcript must be sealed by the school registrar and delivered to the Mendocino County Farm Bureau office
  • Completed original applicant essay (typed preferred)
  • Two current letters of recommendation (see specific instructions on application)

The online application will not allow you to submit your application without these items. An application submitted after March 15th WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. If for some reason, any of these items cannot be sent in with your application, but are POSTMARKED BY MARCH 15, the items will be included in your application packet for consideration.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 

Any full-time student, who is a resident of Mendocino County entering or attending an accredited trade school, college or university; or enrolled in a Mendocino County Community College; and majoring in an agricultural-related field.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF MENDOCINO COUNTY FARM BUREAU? 

NO, you do not. 

WHAT CRITERIA IS USED TO SELECT A RECIPIENT? 

The award is made based on scholastic achievement, career goals, leadership skills, extra curricular activities, and determination.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE? 

All information requested on the application must be submitted/postmarked on or before March 15. We will not process documents after this date.

IS A SCHOLARSHIP RENEWABLE? 

Past recipients of a Mendocino County Farm Bureau Scholarship award are encouraged to re-apply each year if they continue to meet eligibility requirements. 

Finalists should understand that they might not have more than two weeks advance notice of the interview date. 

A group of finalists will be selected for an interview with the Mendocino County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee. These interviews usually take place in April. Finalists will be notified of the date, time and place of the interview in the notice of selection. 

If you have any further questions regarding the Mendocino County Farm Bureau Scholarship, contact the county Farm Bureau at (707) 462-6664.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

Required Documents – Read Carefully

Applications and required documents will be submitted online. You have the option to save and resume progress. Be sure to save the link provided so you do not lose your progress. If you have questions on this, please contact the Mendocino County Farm Bureau office at (707) 462-6664.

The scholarship application and all the required documents must be completed and on file at the Mendocino County Farm Bureau, 303 – C Talmage Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482 by March 15th. 

Application and accompanying documents submitted/postmarked after March 15 will not be considered

Our policy for funding of an advanced degree (Masters, PhD, Vet School, etc.) is a one-time award and must be in an agricultural related field. Proof of acceptance into an advanced degree program must be provided with a completed scholarship application. The student must have been awarded a MCFB scholarship within the past two years prior and will not be considered if more than two years have passed since undergraduate graduation. Applicants who are awarded a scholarship to an advanced degree will not be eligible to re-apply even if the application is within the two-year time frame listed above.

Please Note: The completeness and quality of the application will be judged along with the oral interview portion.