Tulare County FB Offers Scholarships

Taylor Hillman Education, Industry News Release

This year, the Tulare County Farm Bureau will present Tulare County students with more than $15,000 in college scholarships.  Applications for 2016 scholarships must be postmarked by March 1, or received in the office by 5pm on March 1.

The Tulare County Farm Bureau Education and Scholarship fund annually awards scholarships in a variety of categories.  Some are directed to qualified applicants according to the wishes of those who provided the funds; others go to those seeking careers in agriculture; one is given to a student whose parent is a farm employee and others are simply based on merit.

Students will be publicly recognized for their achievements at Tulare County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on May 3, 2016 in Tulare.

To apply, students must complete and return application; submit two letters of recommendation; submit school transcripts and attend school currently or have graduated from a school in Tulare County to be eligible.  Applications and a complete list of available scholarships can be found by visiting www.tulcofb.org and following the application forms link.

Completed scholarship application and all required material must be sent to Tulare County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 748, Visalia, CA 93279.  Applications must be postmarked by March 1st.  For more information about TCFB scholarships, visit www.tulcofb.org, email TCFB@tulcofb.org or call 732-8301.

Any undergraduate student entering or attending a four-year accredited college or university in California and pursuing a career in the agricultural industry may also apply for scholarships from the California Farm Bureau Federation, visit www.cfbf.com for more information.  A collegiate Farm Bureau membership is required for state consideration.

Tulare County is the leading dairy county in the nation and a top agricultural producer in California.  The Tulare County Farm Bureau represents more than 2,200 family farmers and is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the viability of Tulare County agriculture on behalf of its membership.