Monterey County Farm Bureau


2022 Scholarship Programs

Look for applications for the Farm Bureau/Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship program starting February 1, 2022.  Deadline for applications will be April 8, 2022.


The Bruce Church Educational Foundation awards scholarships in the range of $500 - $5,000 to deserving students enrolled in a two or four year college degree program, to prepare themselves for a career in agriculture.  Applicants for scholarships should have at least a 2.5 grade point average, be committed to studying agriculture at the college level, and be actively involved in service to their schools and /or their communities.  The scholarships are awarded on a year-by-year basis and re-application is necessary to receive the scholarship in each subsequent year of college-level education.  We consider applicants majoring in the  traditional agricultural majors such as  agricultural business, agronomy, horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, food science and safety. We will also consider other majors reasonably related to a career in agriculture.   The Foundation’s first priority will be students from the Salinas or Pajaro Valleys.  Students who reside outside the Salinas or Pajaro Valleys may still apply, however, an award to such an applicant must be approved by a 2/3 vote of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Use the Goolge document link here for the 2022 BCEF Scholarship application; deadline for submission is April 1, 2022.

2021 Scholarship Awards

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

All three organizations are pleased to award scholarships each year to deserving students who desire a career in food production or ranching.  Central Coast Young Farmers & Ranchers works hard to give back to the agricultural community through fundraiser events, bar-b-que services and support of other agricultural non-profit organizations.