Monterey County Farm Bureau

Scholarships

MCFB & CC YF&R Scholarships for 2015

Monterey County Farm Bureau and Central Coast Young Farmers and Ranchers offer scholarships to high school seniors and college students for the 2015 - 2016 academic year.  Students must have attended and graduated from a Monterey County or San Benito County High School and plan to attend or are attending a university or community college majoring in an Agricultural curriculum.   Scholarship award amounts are dependent on the number of applications and amount of awards given.

Scholarship applications for 2015-2016 academic year were due on May 1, 2015; the application period is currently closed.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in mid-June, 2015.


Salinas Valley Chapter of California Women for Agriculture (CWA) offers two scholarship programs for women in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. There is no age restriction for either of these scholarships, nor is either based upon financial need. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000.  Winners will be announced in May 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Requirements for the Women Pursuing Degrees in Agriculture Scholarship (Application Attached):

1)      Must be a female resident of or high school graduate from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County.

2)      Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree or a degree from an accredited trade school in agriculture or related subject area.

3)      Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

4)      If chosen for scholarship, scholar must show proof of enrollment before receiving funds.

Requirements for the Farm Workers Scholarship:

1)      Must be a female resident of or high school graduate from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County.

2)      Must be employed as a farm laborer or have at least one parent or a spouse who has been employed as a farm laborer for two consecutive seasons in Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County.

3)      Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree or a degree from an accredited trade school in any subject area.

4)      Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

5)      If chosen for scholarship, scholar must show proof of enrollment before receiving funds.

CWA Scholarship Applications due April 3, 2015. Download application form here.


Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association offers a scholarship program for high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are pursuing an education in horticulture or agriculture related fields.  Deadline is March 31st for applications ... more information here.


Monterey County Farm Bureau, Central Coast Young Farmers and Ranchers, and American Ag Credit announced a total of $10,000 in scholarships to college students from Monterey & San Benito counties.

2014 Scholarship Winners

Six scholarships were awarded to students attending four year universities and four scholarships were awarded to students attending a community college.

Erica Bianchi is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from CC YF&R and $1,000 scholarship from American Ag Credit.  Erica is a graduate of San Benito High School and attends California State University, Fresno majoring in AgriBusiness.

Jimmy Goudge is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from CC YF&R and a $1,000 scholarship from American Ag Credit.  Jimmy is graduate of Anzar High School and attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Agricultural Systems Management.

Lauren Bellon is the recipient of a $1,250 scholarship from CC YF&R.  Lauren is a graduate of Anzar High School and attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Agricultural Science.

Heidi Morisoli is the recipient of a $750 scholarship from MCFB.  Heidi is a graduate of Salinas High School and plans to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Agricultural Science.

Cecilia Krogsgaard-Sanchez is the recipient of a $750 scholarship from MCFB.  Cecilia is a graduate of Salinas High School and attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Animal Science.

Jorge (Ben) Gomez is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from MCFB.  Ben is a graduate of Salinas High School and plans to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Ag Environmental Plant Science.

Karina Medrano is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from CC YF&R.  Karina is a graduate of Salinas High School and plans to attend Cuesta College (Ag major undeclared).

Lauren Ivey is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from CC YF&R.  Lauren is a graduate of Salinas High School and plans to attend Modesto Junior College majoring in Animal Science.

Justin Carroll is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from CC YF&R.  Justin is a graduate of Salinas High School and plans to attend Modesto Junior College (Ag major undeclared).

Justin Massa is the recipient of a $250 scholarship from CC YF&R.  Justin graduated from Soledad High School and plans to attend Hartnell College majoring in Food Safety.


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.