News Release

YF&R to award nine $1,000 college scholarships

January 18, 2019  • YF&R

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is now accepting applications for its 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 2, 2019. 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 college, university or technical school.
  • 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.
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume with activities and honors listed.
  • Three essays (500 words maximum), double-spaced and typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font.
    • No. 1: Explain your preferred career and describe why you have chosen it.
    • No. 2: How can Farm Bureau encourage young people to engage in agriculture?
    • No. 3: Explain how receiving this scholarship would help you achieve your educational goals.
  • Two character references.

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 zac.swartz@okfb.org.