Monterey County Farm Bureau

Scholarships

Scholarships Available to Local College Students

Monterey County Farm Bureau, Central Coast Young Farmers & Ranchers, and American Ag Credit will be awarding scholarships for students attending college in the 2018 / 2019 academic year.

Applicants may be incoming college freshmen, starting or continuing students at a two-year community college or four-year university, or transferring to a four-year college or university, majoring in Agriculture curriculums.  Students must have graduated from High School in Monterey or San Benito Counties.

Application forms can be downloaded here.

Deadline for applications and all supporting documents is Friday, April 27, 2018.


Monterey County Farm Bureau, Central Coast Young Farmers and Ranchers, and American Ag Credit awarded a total of $10,000 in  scholarships in 2017.


Monterey County Farm Bureau contributed $3,902 to the Bill Barker Memorial Fund in 2017, from the proceeds of our golf tournament held in August.  This fund is administered by Monterey County Agricultural Education for the Barker family and provides resources for three annual Farm Day events in Monterey County, educating approx. 6,600 thrid-graders and their parents on Agriculture.


2017 Scholarship Winners

Eight scholarships were awarded to students attending two-year community colleges and four-year universities:

Claire Larson is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Monterey County Farm Bureau and a $1,000 scholarship from American Ag Credit.  Claire is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and will attend California State University, Monterey Bay majoring in Global Studies with a minor in International Health Policy.

Megan Wasson is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Monterey County Farm Bureau and a $1,000 scholarship from American Ag Credit.  Megan is a graduate of Salinas High School and will attend Oklahoma State University majoring in Animal Science and Ag Education.

Julissa Hernandez is the recipient of $2,000 scholarship from Monterey County Farm Bureau.  Julissa is a graduate of Gonzales High School and will major in Agricultural Production with a minor in Ag Business.

Benjamin Patterson is the recipient of $2,000 scholarship from Monterey County Farm Bureau.  Ben is a graduate of San Benito High School and majors in Crop Production.

Emily Violini is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Young Farmers & Ranchers.  Emily is a graduate of Salinas High School and attends University of Wyoming, Laramie majoring in Animal and Veterinary Science /Pre-Vet option with a minor in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management.

 

Ireland McAbee is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from Young Farmers & Ranchers.  Ireland graduated from Notre Dame High School and will attend the University of Alabama majoring an agricultural curriculum.

Rachel Costa is the recipient of a $250 scholarship from Young Farmers & Ranchers.  Rachel graduated from Notre Dame High School and will attend California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences.

Guadalupe Lara Fernandez is the recipient of a $250 scholarship from Young Farmers & Ranchers.  Guadalupe graduated from North Monterey County High School and attend California State University, Monterey Bay majoring in Agribusiness.


MCFB and CCYF&R are pleased to award scholarships each year to deserving students who desire a career in food production or ranching.  Both organizations work hard to give back to the agricultural community through fundraisers, bar-b-ques and support of other agricultural non-profit organizations.