High School Student Agriculture Scholarship

Mendocino County Farm Bureau Agriculture Scholarship
Deadline March 15, 2020
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High School 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 application is the only one that will be accepted **

Your application  must be accompanied by the following items:

  • Official High School Transcript (and any college transcripts if applicable)
    • Transcript(s) must be sealed by the school registrar and delivered to the Mendocino County Farm Bureau office.
  • Completed original applicant essay (typed preferred)
  • Three 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 submitted 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 an accredited trade school, college or university; 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, extracurricular 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/or accompanying documents postmarked after March 15 will not be considered.

Letters of recommendation must be included in your online application. Plan accordingly to receive them before the deadline.

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