Scholarship Amount
$1,000 - $2,000

Application Deadline
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Scholarship Description

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation will award one $2,000 college scholarship and one $1,000 college scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year. Scholarship monies can be applied to tuition, housing, books, etc. Payments are made directly to the Kentucky college or university of your choice.

Applicants must complete the application and include the following:

  • An official transcript of your grades.
  • Letters of recommendation describing characteristics such as leadership, citizenship, responsibility and potential. Two (2) are required; one must be from a college professor/instructor and one from a non-relative.
  • An essay, in 300 words or less, answering the question, “What is my role in the future of agriculture?”
  • An additional essay, in 300 words or less, explaining “Why I am pursuing a college education”
  • A one-page résumé highlighting awards, achievements, community service and extra-curricular activities.

Criteria for Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau and remain such while the scholarship is in force. However, an applicant who is a dependent may apply under a parent’s/guardian’s membership.
  • Be between the ages of 18-35 years old as of January 1, 2021.
  • Be a college upperclassman (Sophomore-Senior status) for the 2021-2022 school year. Vocational/Technical school students and Graduate-level students are also eligible to apply.
  • Major in agriculture or a related field at a Kentucky college or university, unless the program of study is not offered in the state of Kentucky.
  • Enroll as a full-time student each semester the scholarship payments are made
  • Prior recipients of the Young Farmer Scholarship are ineligible to apply.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 each semester or forfeit the award.

Scholarship Categories
Ag Economics | Ag Medical Biotechnology | Animal Sciences | Entomology | Equine Science and Management | Food Science | Forestry | Graduate | Horticulture | Landscape Architecture | Natural Resources and Environmental Science | Pre-Veterinary Medicine | Sustainable Agriculture | Undergraduate