*CFBF Collegiate Membership is required to apply
*We only accept online applications
The California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation was organized to give aid to students with a desire to pursue a career in the agricultural industry. The scholarships are awarded annually based upon academic achievement, career goals, extracurricular activities, determination, leadership skills, and a commitment to study agriculture.
Who is eligible?
Any undergraduate student entering or attending a four-year accredited college or university in California and pursuing a career in the agricultural field. Applicants must be a resident of California. If applying for a Rustici Livestock and Rangeland scholarship, please see eligibility requirements in the
Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship section below.*
Must you be a Farm Bureau Member?
Yes, a collegiate membership is required.
Applications are accepted each year between Dec 1 and Feb 1 and must be accompanied by the following items:
- High school transcript(s) (if this is your first time applying).
- Junior college transcript(s) (if applicable).
- College transcript(s) (if applicable).
- Two (2) letters of recommendation. Letters must be dated within the last three (3) months.
If any one of these items are missing, the application will not be considered.
Letters of recommendation must contain the name of the applicant, comments on the applicant’s character and abilities, and an opinion of his/her ability to profit from a college education. A parent or close relative cannot be considered as a reference. The name and occupation of each person writing a letter is required.
In the spring, a group of finalists will be selected to be interviewed by the Foundation board. Finalists will be notified of the date, time and place of the interview in the notice of selection. Finalists should understand that they will have only a few weeks’ advance notice of the interview date.
Are scholarships renewable?
Only the Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship is renewable.
*Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship
*Previous winners must re-apply each year to renew their scholarship
The Rustici Livestock and Rangeland scholarships are awarded to students who are attending or entering a two-year or four-year college or university and intend to pursue a career with a focus on rangeland management, with an emphasis towards cattle and sheep ranching in conjunction with good rangeland practices. Applicants are to use the same application form and follow the application procedures established for the scholarship program of the Foundation. Grade point average above C is required but grades are not a primary award criteria. For more information contact Darlene Licciardo at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (916) 561-5500.