The California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation was organized to give aid to students with a desire to pursue a career in the agricultural industry. Scholarships are awarded annually based upon academic achievement, career goals, extracurricular activities, determination, leadership skills and a commitment to study agriculture.
Applications are now closed for 2023.
This scholarship is renewable with a completed application each year. To be eligible for the Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship, students must be attending or entering a two-year or four-year college or university and intend to pursue a career with a focus on rangeland management, with an emphasis towards cattle and sheep ranching in conjunction with good rangeland practices. Grade point average above C is required but grades are not a primary award criteria.
This scholarship is renewable with a completed application each year. Each year a scholarship will be awarded to a student from Lassen County pursuing higher education in the field of agriculture. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or better and intend to pursue a career in agriculture.
Each year one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from Lassen County attending a trade school or technical school to learn an agriculturally related trade such as welding or diesel mechanics. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and plan to work in agriculture.
Two of these scholarships are awarded each year in the amount of $2,500 each. This scholarship is not renewable. This scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing a career in agriculture with a special emphasis towards ag lending.
These scholarships are not renewable. These scholarships are for undergraduate students entering or attending a four-year accredited college or university in California and pursuing a career in the agricultural field. The applicant must have a high school or college GPA of 3.00 or above. Applicants must be a resident of California.
A scholarship named for the late CAFB President. A recipient must come from a farm family or shall have had substantial on-the-farm experience.
A scholarship that is named for the late CAFB environmental advocate. This scholarship will be limited to outstanding applicants intending to pursue studies in agricultural resource issues or as an agricultural lawyer.
A scholarship named for the late CAFB Vice President. This scholarship is limited to applicants intending to pursue studies leading to vocations in production agriculture with an intention of continuing the family farm.
A scholarship named in memory of the late CAFB Leadership Development manager. This scholarship is for high school seniors, or those in the first three years of college, who plan to enroll, or are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in the broad field of agriculture.
Applications must be accompanied by the following items:
Letters of recommendation must contain the name of the applicant, comments on the applicant's character and abilities, and an opinion of his/her ability to profit from a college education. A parent or close relative cannot be considered as a reference. The name and occupation of each person writing a letter is required.
In the spring, a group of finalists will be selected to be interviewed. Finalists will be notified of the date, time and place of the interview in the notice of selection. Finalists should understand that they will have only a few weeks' advance notice of the interview date.
Other scholarships not administered by CAFB