Scholarships available for agricultural education

2013-12-18T12:00:00Z Scholarships available for agricultural education Lebanon Express
December 18, 2013 12:00 pm

The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation is accepting applications for two scholarship programs during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarships awards 10 to 12 sholarhips annually and are open to any Oregon high school graduates or a current college student with, 24 semester or 36 quarter hours (1 full year), of completed college coursework documented by a transcript and proof of parents Oregon residency preparing for an agriculture or forestry-related career. Students attending institutions outside of Oregon are also eligible. The goal of the OFB Memorial Scholarship program is to “Support students that will have a positive impact on production agriculture and other agriculture-related fields”. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.

The Oregon Farm Bureau, Country Insured, Associate Member Scholarship, funded by COUNTRY Financial, 1 Award at $1000 is open to any Oregon High School graduate/resident or a current college student with, 24 semester or 36 quarter hours (1 full year), of completed college coursework documented by a transcript and proof of parents Oregon residency (to consist of three consecutive land-based utility (power, sewer, water, or landline phone) bills within the last six months.) with an associate membership (non-farming/non-voting), (or a dependent child of an associate member), in Oregon Farm Bureau preparing to continue his/her education through a junior college, or a four year college or university with intent to seek a bachelor’s degree.  Students attending institutions outside of Oregon are also eligible.  Employees of Oregon Farm Bureau and Country Financial and their immediate families are not eligible for this scholarship.  The goal of the Oregon Farm Bureau Associate member Scholarship, funded by Country Financial is to “Help future community and business leaders obtain a baccalaureate education with the aim of strengthening understanding, cooperation, and mutual respect among rural, urban, and suburban Oregonians.” The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014. 

Associate membership must be current and at least 6 months old to be eligible to apply, & student or students’ parents must be insured by Country Financial.

Scholarship procedures  applications and additional information are available on the Oregon Farm Bureau website (under the Programs menu): http://www.oregonfb.org/programs/ofb-scholarships/

For more information, Contact Andréa Kuenzi, OAEF Scholarship Coordinator, at andrea@oregonfb.org

About OAEF

The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization formed to support, provide, and encourage education, training, and study in the field of agriculture. This foundation offers educational opportunities and research in subjects that relate to or benefit Oregon agriculture and farmers, such as the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program, the Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship Program, and the Summer Ag Institute.

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