Monterey County Farm Bureau

Scholarships

Scholarships Awarded to Local College Students

Monterey County Farm Bureau, Central Coast Young Farmers & Ranchers, and American Ag Credit announce the awarding of scholarships for students attending college in the 2017 / 2018 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.


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 $4,983 to the Bill Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2016, from the proceeds of our golf tournament held in August.  This scholarship fund is administered by Monterey County Agricultural Education for the Barker family.


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.