Toby Bowles, a Colbert High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.
The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.
After graduating in May, Bowles plans to study natural resource ecology and wildlife management at Connors State College.
Other students receiving the award include Lexi Vanderwork, Woodward; Kole Lindenfelser, Reydon; Tyler Wilkinson, Calumet; Alisa Northcutt, Tishomingo; Kaylyn Branen, Collinsville; Paden Day, Mulhall-Orlando; Tanner Wofford, Allen; and Taylor Cartmell, Perkins.
The nine scholarship recipients have a wide variety of career aspirations and have chosen degrees across the agriculture industry including animal science, agribusiness, agricultural communications, natural resource ecology and management and biochemistry and molecular biology.
Students plan to study at higher-education institutions across the state including Oklahoma State University, Connors State College, Eastern Oklahoma State College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
The OKFB YF&R committee each year presents $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an Oklahoma accredited institution of higher learning. The scholarship program is open to members of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. To learn more about the program, contact YF&R Coordinator Zac Swartz at 405-523-2300.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a grassroots farm organization with more than 80,000 members throughout all 77 Oklahoma counties. Learn more by visiting www.okfarmbureau.org.