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    Attn: Ag-minded students.

    Planning to pursue a career in agriculture? Start formulating your game plan now to take advantage of the many scholarship programs available.

    San Diego County Farm Bureau

    Scholarship Amount: Ranges from $1,000 to $5,000
    Application Deadline: April 15, 2024. Application period is CLOSED!

    Download Files Below:

    • Scholarship Application: HERE
    • Teacher Recommendation: HERE
    • Employer Recommendation: HERE

    Since the program’s inception in 1999, the San Diego County Farm Bureau (through the generosity of San Diego County farmers, ranchers, and nursery operators) has awarded 378 scholarships totaling $495,675 to deserving students pursuing a degree in agriculture. 

    Each year the San Diego County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee selects students who are enrolled or entering college as scholarship recipients.  Students entering or attending a two-year or four-year college or university are eligible.  Applicants must be pursuing a course of study in agriculture or a closely related field, and they must have a permanent residence in San Diego County.  Membership in the Farm Bureau is not required. Past scholarship award amounts have ranged from $1,000 to $5000. Funds awarded in 2024 must be applied to the 2024-2025 academic year.

    The primary criteria for an SDCFB scholarship include academic achievement, career goals and a commitment to study agriculture. Secondary criteria include extracurricular activities, financial need and written expression. Applications must include transcripts as well as recommendations from a teacher and a current or former employer or community service organization. Applicants must be permanent residents of San Diego County and entering or attending a two- or four-year college or university.


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    4H Scholarships for Higher Education
    Annual RCD Conservation Scholarship
    California Strawberry Commission
    San Diego Flower & Plant Association
    Cal Poly
    Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship
    Don Diego Scholarship
    Cuyamaca College Botanical Society
    Perennial Plant Association
    CANERS Student Scholarship