Farm Bureau offers scholarships to seniors interested in agriculture
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The New York Farm Bureau is encouraging high school seniors who have been involved with agriculture and plan on continuing studies in this field to apply for the New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship.

Scholarship awards are $1,500 for first place, $1,200 for second, and $1,000 for third place. The first place winner will be invited to present the winning essay at a NYFB Spring event.

Students applying must have a family Farm Bureau membership or a Student Farm Bureau membership (a membership application may be included with scholarship enclosures). Students are required to submit a brief essay answering the question, “If you had the power to change something in your community or on your farm, what would you change and why?”

The application submission deadline is Nov. 18. To nominate someone for the scholarship or to request an application, call (800) 342-4143 or visit http:/www.nyfb.org and scroll down to “Farm Essentials” for scholarship information and the application.