CA Farm Bureau Scholarships Available

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Students can now apply for the 2013 California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation scholarships.

Applications are open to students who are Farm Bureau collegiate members in California. The scholarships are given based on students’ academic achievements, leadership skills, career goals, extracurricular activities and other factors.

Last year marked a milestone year for the foundation, which awarded more than $200,000 dollars in scholarships and surpassed $2 million in scholarships distributed since the foundation’s inception in 1955. More than 70 students benefited from foundation scholarships in 2012.

In addition to general scholarships, the foundation grants six special scholarships following interviews with applicants. Four of the special scholarships are given in memory of former California Farm Bureau leaders and staff members; two scholarships are donated by the Ag Lenders Society of California.

Applications are available online by clicking here. The deadline for submissions is March 1.