Monterey County Farm Bureau

Scholarships

Scholarship Applications Now Available for Fall 2017 Semester

Monterey County Farm Bureau, Central Coast Young Farmers & Ranchers, American Ag Credit and the Jaynie K. Little Memorial Scholarship Fund announce the availability of scholarships for students attending college in the 2017/2018 academic year.

Applicants may be incoming college freshmen, starting or continuing students at a Junior 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.  Other details on qualifications are included within the application.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 21st, 2017.

Download the application form here.


Monterey County Farm Bureau, Central Coast Young Farmers and Ranchers, and American Ag Credit awarded a total of $9,500 in  scholarships in 2016.


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.



2016 Scholarship Winners

Seven scholarships were awarded to students attending four year universities:

Emily Violini is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from CC YF&R and a $1,000 scholarship from American AgCredit.  Emily is a graduate of Salinas High School and attends University of Wyoming, Laramie majoring in Animal and Veterinary Science with Pre-Vet option.

Jack Richardson is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from CC YF&R and a $1,000 scholarship from American AgCredit.  Jack is a graduate of Palma School and will attend Stanford University majoring in Economics, with a minor in Ag Economics.

Andrew McHaney is the recipient of a $750 scholarship from MCFB and $1,250 from CC YF&R.  Andrew is graduate of Salinas High School and attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Plant Science, with a minor in Crop Science.

Dale McHaney is the recipient of a $750 scholarship from MCFB and a $750 from CC YF&R. Dale is a graduate of Salinas High School and attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Agricultural Engineering, with a minor in Crop Science.

Bryce Umbarger is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from CC YF&R.  Bryce is a graduate of King City High School and will attend University of California, Davis majoring in Animal Science, with a minor in Business.

Guadalupe Lara Fernandez is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from CC YF&R.  Guadalupe is a graduate of North Monterey County High School and will attend California State University, Monterey Bay majoring in Business Administration, with a minor in AgriBusiness.

Marzita Trujillo is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from CC YF&R.  Marzita is a graduate of Greenfield High School and attends Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Agriculture Business.


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.