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Georgia Farm Bureau Scholarships

 

 

The GFB Foundation for Agriculture strives to provide students with an opportunity to succeed as they study agriculture-related courses of study. There are several scholarship opportunities available to students, each with varying criteria and eligibility requirements.

 

2016 GFB FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

 

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture and who exhibit leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector. The Foundation will award five scholarships of $3,000 each and seven scholarships of $1,500 each.

 

To be eligible, applicant must: be a Georgia resident; be majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agriculture field; finish high school within the year student is applying for the scholarship; be engaged in leadership activities in high school; must be planning to enroll in a unit of The University System of Georgia or Berry College during the 2016-2017 academic year; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

 

For more information about the GFB Foundation Scholarship for Agriculture, download the Scholarship For Agriculture Criteria Sheet.

 

A listing of schools within the University System of Georgia, and a sampling of eligible academic areas of study, can be found here.

 

Finally, click here to download an official application for the 2016 GFB Foundation Scholarship for Agriculture.

 

 

2016 RISING COLLEGE JUNIOR/SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

 

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Rising College Junior/Senior Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who have been pursuing an academic career focusing on agriculture and who have exhibited leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector while in college. The Foundation will award ten scholarships of $2,000 each.

 

Students submitting an application must be a Georgia resident majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agriculture field. They must be a sophomore or junior with at least two semesters of college work remaining to receive their undergraduate degree from a unit of The University System of Georgia or Berry College. Applicants must be engaged in leadership activities in college, and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

 

More information about this scholarship can be found on the 2016 Rising College Junior/Senior Scholarship for Agriculture Criteria Sheet.

 

Click here to download an official application for the 2016 Rising College Junior/Senior Scholarship for Agriculture.

 

2016 UGA COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP

 

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is to assist outstanding students who have elected to focus on the area of large animal/food animal practice. The Foundation will award two scholarships of $2,500 each.

 

Students submitting an application must be a Georgia resident, and a current Veterinary Medicine student specializing in large animal/food animal practice, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

 

More information about this scholarship can be found on the 2016 UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Criteria Sheet.

 

Click here to download an official application for the 2016 UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.

 

2016 TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

 

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Technical College Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture from a technical school or program. The Foundation will award ten scholarships of $1,000 each.

 

To be eligible, applicant must: be a Georgia resident; be majoring in an area of agriculture or agriculturally related field of study; finish high school within the year student is applying for the scholarship; must be planning to enroll in a Georgia accredited technical college during the 2016-2017 academic year; and have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

 

For more information about the GFB Foundation Technical College Scholarship for Agriculture, download the Technical College Scholarship for Agriculture Criteria Sheet.

 

A listing of schools within the Technical College System of Georgia, and a sampling of eligible academic areas of study, can be found here.

 

To apply for this scholarship, click here to download an official application.

 

2016 NORTHEAST GEORGIA LIVESTOCK SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

 

The purpose of the Northeast Georgia Livestock Scholarship for Agriculture is to recognize and assist deserving and outstanding young people who are pursuing a college degree in agriculture or a related field, to promote leadership development within the agricultural sector, and to encourage students to appreciate the values and opportunities of rural life.

 

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each of the following counties, or whose family is a member of the Cattlemen’s Association in the following counties: Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Franklin, Glascock, Greene, Hall, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jones, Madison, McDuffie, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Warren, and Wilkes counties.

 

Applications must first be approved and signed by the county Farm Bureau president and/or the county Cattlemen’s president where the application is being accepted before being submitted. This may be in the county where the student resides or the county where the student attends high school. Students submitting an application must be a Georgia high school senior for the current academic year and plan to be enrolled in a unit of The University System of Georgia or Berry College during the 2016-2017 academic year, pursuing an undergraduate degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agricultural field. Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

 

More information about the Northeast Georgia Livestock Scholarship for Agriculture can be found on the Northeast Georgia Livestock Scholarship for Agriculture Application Form.

 

A listing of schools within the University System of Georgia, and a sampling of eligible academic areas of study, can be found here.

 

 

 

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