CA: Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship
Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County will award $66,500 in scholarships this year to deserving students studying agriculture or an agricultural-related field at a four year college, junior college or vocational school. The Farm Bureau Foundation's mission is to encourage - and financially assist - young people for rewarding careers in agriculture or a closely related agricultural field including the farm-to-table culinary arts. Last year there were more than 40 applicants from Sonoma and Marin counties for the scholarships administered by the Farm Bureau Foundation. Scholarships were awarded to 27 students. All of the scholarship winners were top students, excelling in academic, leadership and community service achievements. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for all scholarship applicants. Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships are only available to undergraduate students. Scholarship applications are available online or by contacting Sonoma County Farm Bureau at (707) 544-5575 or visiting the office at 970 Piner Road, Santa Rosa. Applications must be typed, printed, signed and delivered or postmarked with other required documents by the deadline of 5 p.m. April 11, 2014. List of 2014 Scholarships Bob & Leslie Kunde Memorial Scholarship $10,000 Jess Stonestreet Jackson Memorial Scholarship $ 10,000 Saralee McClelland Kunde Farm-to-Table Culinary Scholarship $ 5,000 John Jordan Foundation Scholarship - $ 2,500 Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Scholarship $ 2,500 Tamara Lewis Benson Memorial Scholarship $ 2,500 American AgCredit Scholarship $ 3,000 End-of-the-Road Gang $ 2,000 Charles Bacigalupi - Russian River Valley Winegrowers Scholarship $ 1,000 Mark Furusho Memorial Scholarship $ 1,000 Royal Petroleum "Flying A" Scholarship $ 2,000 Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group $2,000 Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group $1,000 Al Nissen Sunrise Farm Scholarship $ 1,000 x3 Roy King Dairymens Feed Scholarship $ 1,000 x3 Art Weyers Memorial Scholarship $ 1,000 Chris Maloney Crop Insurance Scholarship $ 1,000 Clover - Stornetta Farms Scholarship $ 1,000 Dick Weber Sunrise Farms Scholarships $ 1,000 x3 Friedman's Home Improvement Scholarship $1,000 Herbert Burbank Jr. Memorial Scholarship $ 1,000 Holtz Family Scholarship $ 1,000 Isolena Maestretti and Bernice Beretta Memorial Scholarship $ 1,000 Jerry and Don's Yaeger Pump & Well Scholarship $ 1,000 Keith Michael Phillips Memorial Scholarship $ 1,000 Lee Dolcini Dairymens Feed Scholarship $1,000 Art Lafranchi Memorial Scholarship $1,000 North Bay Petroleum Scholarship $1,000 Pete and Judy Barbieri Scholarship in memory of Italo Barbieri $1,000 Sonoma Marin Cattlewomen & Cattlemen Mona Chisholm Memorial Scholarship $ 1,000 Supervisor Efren Carrillo Scholarship $ 1,000 Marin County Farm Bureau Scholarship $ 500 North Coast/California Association of Pest Control Advisors $ 500 Donate a Scholarship Your tax deductible donation provides for local agricultural education activities including such programs as Ag Days, scholarships, 4-H & FFA programs, Agriculture Ambassadors, Farm Bureau Awards Program, Agriculture in the Classroom activities, local youth awards and much more. If you would like to start a named scholarship, by donating $1,000 or more, please note the name of your scholarship at the bottom of the form.