ALBANY — New York high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can now apply for New York Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Statewide winners can earn up to $1,500 towards their future education.
The applicant or their family must be New York Farm Bureau members, and the student must live and/or work on a farm in the state. They must also complete the application which includes writing an essay addressing an issue facing agriculture in their county and how Farm Bureau may deal with it.
Scoring will determine both county and district winners and may include a personal interview. Each district winner will then compete for one of three state scholarships worth $1,500, $1,200 and $1,000, based on their submitted applications. The judging will take place prior to April 20, 2020. Each District winner will receive $100, plus a memento of their selection.
For more information, including the application, go to New York Farm Bureau’s website at nyfb.org. The scholarship information can be found under “Promotion and Education” in the programs section of the website. You can also call the New York Farm Bureau office at 1-800-342-4143. Completed applications must be postmarked or emailed to Sandra Prokop in the state office in Albany by March first.
–New York Farm Bureau
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