The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is now accepting applications for their annual $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who will pursue a higher degree in agriculture after graduation.
Nine $1,000 scholarships, one from each OKFB state board district, will be awarded to high school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture at an Oklahoma institution of high learning as a full-time student.
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 17, 2017. Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
- Must be a graduating high school senior.
- Must enroll full time in an agriculture program at an accredited Oklahoma institution of high learning.
- Must be a member of a Farm Bureau family (father, mother or legal guardian memberships qualify; grandparents’, siblings’ or other relatives’ memberships may not be used). Membership must remain in good standing for the duration of the scholarship.
- Children of paid employees of Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies are not eligible
Applicants must also provide the following materials along with the scholarship application: a copy of the applicant’s official high school transcript, SAT and/or ACT test scores, two character reference letters (including one who is familiar with applicant’s financial status), and a copy of the applicant’s resume with activities/honors listed.
The application can be found on the OKFB website at okfarmbureau.org/applications. More information can be obtained by contacting YF&R Coordinator Zac Swartz at (405) 523-2406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.