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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 14, 2023. Application period is OPEN!

    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 366 scholarships totaling $463,675 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 2023 must be applied to the 2023-2024 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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