Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau Scholarship Applications Available

Taylor Hillman General

As part of their on-going commitment to educational programs in Yuba and Sutter counties, the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau (YSFB) Board of Directors has established an annual Scholarship Program.

The goal of the Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to qualified, graduating high school students from the Yuba and Sutter counties who have long-term career interests in agriculture, by supporting their college education. Over the past twenty years, YSFB has awarded more than $124,000 to deserving students from our communities. In order to support farm families, the YSFB Board of Directors is committed to promoting the availability of these scholarships, as well as recognizing the outstanding students who win each year.

Open to high school seniors from Yuba and Sutter counties, the Scholarship Program awards one-time gifts of $500 or more to a minimum of four students annually. To qualify, the student must be a senior currently enrolled in a public or private high school in either Yuba or Sutter County, must have an average to above-average academic record, and plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited school. Further, the student or the student’s parent(s) / guardian(s) must to be a current member of YSFB and have been for at least one (1) year prior to the date of the student’s application.

To receive an application, please call the YSFB office at (530) 673-6550. Scholarship Program information has been provided to all area high school counselors and FFA advisors. 2015 applications must be postmarked or returned – no electronic submissions – to the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau office on or before 5:00 PM, Friday, April 24, 2015. Refer to the application for complete instructions.

The Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary membership California Corporation whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout Yuba and Sutter counties, by representing over 1,250 local YSFB members.