Special to The News-Courier—
Waco—Paying for college could soon be a lot easier for Texas students.
Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) is once again offering more than $80,000 in scholarships to eligible member families.
“Local, district and state scholarships provide a great opportunity for students to earn money to further their education,” said Jamie Gipe, TFB director of Organization, said. “I encourage all eligible students to apply.” March 2 is the deadline.
TFB’s largest scholarship award, valued at $20,000, is the S.M. True Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award. It is awarded annually to a student who is at least a junior in college and who is majoring in an agriculture program.
Three $2,000 scholarships are also available statewide to college students who have a minimum of 45 semester hours. The Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship for Enrolled College Students is awarded based on academic achievement and the applicant’s desire to pursue a career in an agricultural field.
The Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship is valued at $1,000. It’s awarded to a junior or senior in high school who has attended TFB’s Youth Leadership Conference in Stephenville.
One student in each of TFB’s 13 districts is also awarded a $1,000 Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) scholarship based on academic achievement and the applicant’s desire to pursue a career in an agricultural field.
In addition to the YF&R scholarship, four applicants from each district will be awarded a scholarship through the Texas Farm Bureau Memorial/Honorary Scholarship and District Scholarship Program. Scholarships awarded are based on academic achievement and the completion of a project that promotes agriculture.
Of the top four applications judged per each of the 13 TFB districts, the highest ranked applicant will receive a scholarship valued at $1,200. The remaining three top applications for each district will receive a scholarship valued at $1,000 each.
March 2 is the deadline to apply.