Monterey County Farm Bureau

Scholarships

2022 Scholarship Programs

MONTEREY COUNTY FARM BUREAU, CENTRAL COAST YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS, AND AMERICAN AG CREDIT

Applications are now available for scholarships to be awarded to new and returning college students at two-year and four-year schools for the fall semester 2022.  Applicants must be a graduate of a high school in Monterey or San Benito Counties, and are required to be enrolling or enrolled in an agricultural curriculum major for graduation degree.

Application forms can be downloaded here and are due on April 8, 2022.  Announcement of scholarship awards will be made in early June 2022.

BRUCE CHURCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

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.

MONTEREY CATTLEMEN & CATTLE WOMEN SCHOLARSHIPS

Monterey County Cattlemen's Association (MCCA) and Monterey County Cattle Women's Association (MCCW) are offering scholarships to seniors who reside and attend high school in Monterey County. The student must be attending an institution of higher learning to further their education in an agricultural field. Beef experience is always a plus. Applicants will be interviewed by the Cattlemen’s Scholarship Committee. Applications must be received by Thursday, March 10, 2022. Scholarship monies will be awarded directly to the winners following receipt of proof of enrollment.

Download MCCA application packet here.  Download MCCW application packet here.

CALIFORNIA RODEO SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships from Hartnell College and from the Community Foundation of Monterey County are available for local high schools students ... download more info here.


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.