Farm Bureau, Young Farmers & Ranchers, American AgCredit

2024 Scholarship Applications

Central Coast Young Farmers & Ranchers, Monterey County Farm Bureau, and American AgCredit 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.


  1. Applicants may be incoming college freshmen, starting or continuing students at a Junior College, Community College, or four-year University, or transferring to a four-year college or university.
  2. Must have attended and graduated from high school within Monterey or San Benito Counties.
  3. Collegiate curriculum area of study and expected degree must be in Agriculture / AgriBusiness.
  4. Strong consideration is based off the essay question.
  5. Grade point average, extra-curricular activities, and financial need will be considered.
  6. Recipient must show proof of enrollment and maintain 12 units or more each semester/quarter during the 2023-2024 academic year to receive funds.




Bruce Church Agricultural Scholarship Applications Now Available!

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.

Deadline is April 1st to apply – link here for more information.