College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Maryland Farm Bureau Scholarship

Sponsor:   |  Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

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Scholarship Description

The Maryland Farm Bureau will award five $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors starting college in the fall 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 submit the 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 website) and an essay.

Application Information

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 names, no 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.

MFB MUST receive applications and photos by 4:00 p.m. on February 1.

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.

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