Scholarship Programs

Maryland Farm Bureau 2018 Scholarship Application

Deadline February 1, 2018

The Maryland Farm Bureau will offer five $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors starting college in the fall of 2018 or full time college students at any community college or four-year institution. Applicants or their parents/guardians MUST be members of Maryland Farm Bureau. Three of the scholarships will be offered to agricultural curriculum majors and two scholarships will be offered to non-agricultural or agricultural curriculum majors.

Selection will be made by a committee designated by Maryland Farm Bureau. To apply, students must return the attached application form with a current photo (which will be used in a recognition program and a press release recipient announcement as well as on the Farm Bureau webpage) and an essay on:

“WITH 3 TO 5 GENERATIONS REMOVED FROM THE FARM, HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR ROLE AS AN ADVOCATE FOR AGRICULTURE TO MINIMIZE THE KNOWLEDGE GAP BETWEEN FARMERS AND CONSUMERS AND PROMOTE A MORE POSITIVE IMAGE FOR AGRICULTURE?”

Essay should be limited to 2 pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced with normal margins. (NO identifying information! For example, no college names, no 4-H club names, no town or county names, etc.) Any identifying information appearing in the essay will disqualify the application. The selection committee will evaluate each essay anonymously. No student can receive this scholarship more than four times.

Maryland Farm Bureau MUST receive applications and photos by 4:00 pm February 1, 2018. Applications and photos should be emailed to Scholarship@mdfarmbureau.com, a confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of the scholarship application. Scholarships will be awarded to winning applicants in conjunction with high school graduation programs or prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The winner’s scholarship check will be made out to the student and the college. The committee reserves the right to interview scholarship applicants if they feel it necessary for determination of winners. Family members of MFB Staff and Officers are ineligible.

Direct completed applications with a current photo and any questions by email to Scholarship@mdfarmbureau.com