Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County -
2017 Scholarship Applications

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This year the Farm Bureau Foundation will award more than $110,000 in scholarships to Sonoma County students pursuing higher education at a four year college, junior college or vocational school within an agricultural related field. 

Last year, the Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County Awarded scholarships to 40 Sonoma County students. All of the recipients were outstanding students excelling in academics, leadership and community service achievements.

To qualify, students must be a graduating high school senior, Santa Rosa Junior College student, or continuing four year college students. Scholarships are only available to undergraduate students. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and be pursuing education in an agricultural related field.

Applications will be available online at www.sonomafb.org. Applications should be typed and then printed and mailed with letters of recommendation and school transcripts by the deadline. Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 7, 2017 to the Sonoma County Farm Bureau office. Please mail or hand deliver completed applications to 3589 Westwind Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403.

 

Download: 2017 Foundation Scholarship Application.pdf

 

Scholarship Requirements:

  • All of the scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, Santa Rosa Junior College students or continuing four-year college students who have or will have a major in Agriculture or an Agriculture-related field.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for all scholarship applicants.
  • Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships are only available to undergraduate students.
  • An additional essay, specific major or number of registered units may be required depending on the scholarship.

How to Apply:

  • There is one common application for all scholarships administered by the Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County.
  • Applications must be typed, printed and signed.
  • A check list of the additional application materials for a complete application is included.
  • All completed applications must be received or postmarked by the
    deadline of 5 p.m. April 7, 2017.
  • Mail or hand deliver completed application and required documents to: Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, California, 95403.

Process:

  • Applications will be screened to select the finalists for interviews with the Farm Bureau Foundation’s scholarship selection committee.
  • ALL finalists must participate in a mandatory oral interview on one of the pre scheduled days: Thursday, May 4 or Friday, May 5.
  • An additional interview day may be scheduled depending upon number of finalists.
  • Finalists for the Kunde Scholarship will have an additional interview with members of the Kunde family.

If Selected:

  • Proof of enrollment and a copy of the “thank you” letter to the scholarship donor are required before a check will be issued to scholarship recipients.

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Scholarships offered by the Farm Bureau Foundation in 2017 include:

American AgCredit Scholarship 

$5,000 in scholarships to Sonoma or Marin County residents for the study of agriculture, preferably agribusiness.

Art Weyers Memorial Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Balletto Vineyards’ Saralee McClelland Kunde Agriculture Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to student majoring in agriculture, preferably dairy science or viticulture, which were Sarlalee’s passions.

Barbara Jean Gregori Memorial Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Bear Republic Scholarship

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to Sonoma County students majoring in agriculture.

Bob & Leslie Kunde Memorial Scholarship 

$10,000 Scholarship with $2,500 awarded annually over four years to a student studying agriculture or agriculture  related field. The award is sponsored by Jeff  Kunde, Keith Kunde and Marcia Kunde Mickelson, the children of Bob and Leslie Kunde. The award is based on involvement and enthusiasm for agriculture, work ethic, leadership, sportsman like conduct and overall achievement. Applicants must be a Sonoma County high school senior or enrolled at a junior college or four year university. Applicants must have been an active member of the 4 H or FFA and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. The student must take at least 12 units per semester and maintain a 2.75 GPA to receive the scholarship funding each year. In addition to the regular scholarship application and essay, applicants for the Kunde Scholarship must write an additional essay of 500 words

Bruce Campbell Memorial Scholarship 

 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture, preferably small ruminant animal science

Carol Michelis (Vineyard Industry Products) Memorial Scholarship 

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Charles Bacigalupi/Russian River Valley Winegrowers Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0  who resides in the Russian River Valley appellation and is majoring in agriculture or a related field.  Applicant must submit a cover letter explaining how he or she demonstrates the qualities of the late grape grower Charles Bacigalupi who was dedicated to agriculture, had a passion for grape growing and a commitment to community.

DeBernardi Dairy Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship awarded to a student majoring in agriculture, preferably dairy science.

Dick Weber Memorial Scholarship 

$1,500 scholarship awarded to a Sonoma or Marin county student majoring in agriculture, preferably poultry science.

End-Of-The-Road Gang

 

$2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student(s) majoring in agriculture.

“Flying A” Scholarship: Sponsored by Associated Propane 

A $2,000 scholarship that pays $500 a year for up to four years of college study. This multi

Friedman’s Home Improvement Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student for the study of agriculture.

Garton Tractor FFA Scholarships 

$2,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Sonoma County students who were members of the FFA and majoring in agriculture, preferably agriculture mechanics.

Gus and Anne Sanchietti Ag Memorial Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Guy Fieri’s Cooking with Kids Foundation 

Scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to agriculture students pursuing an education in the farm-to-table culinary arts.

HALTER Scholarship

$2,500 scholarship will be awareded to a Sonoma or Marin county student planning a career in livestock or equine production, health or welfare.

The Heck Foundation Scholarship  

$2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Herbert Burbank Jr. Memorial Scholarship 

$1,500 scholarship to be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin County student for the study of agriculture, preferably agriculture mechanics.

Isolena Maestretti and Bernice Beretta Memorial Scholarship 

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin county student studying agriculture, preferably dairy science.

Jerry and Don’s Yager Pump & Well Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin County student for the study of agriculture.

Jerry Thompson & Sons Scholarship 

$2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin County student for the study of agriculture.

Jess Stonestreet Jackson Memorial Scholarship 

$10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Sonoma County student(s) majoring in agriculture.

Joe Bucher Memorial Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin County student majoring in agriculture.

John Jordan Foundation 

 

$15,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in agriculture

Laguna Vineyards-Cartan Family Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture, preferably viticulture.

Marin County Farm Bureau Scholarship 

$3,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Marin County students majoring in agriculture.

Martha J. Faust Memorial Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student planning to study agriculture education.

Moretti Dairy Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture, preferably dairy science.

North Bay Petroleum Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin County student majoring in agriculture.

North Coast/California Association of Pest Control Advisors

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture, preferably plant science.

Opperman & Son Truck Sales Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student  majoring in agriculture.

Park Avenue Turf Scholarship 

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Pat & Allison Emery Scholarship 

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture

Paul Hobbs Winery Scholarship 

$5,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in agriculture, preferably viticulture and/or enology.

Pete and Judy Barbieri Scholarship in memory of Italo Barbieri 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to Sonoma County students majoring in agriculture, preferably viticulture.

PG&E Agriculture Scholarship 

$2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Redwood Empire Vineyard Management Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student for the study of agriculture.

Roy King Dairymen's Feed & Supply Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin county student majoring in agriculture, preferably dairy science.

Russian River Valley Girls Scholarship

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two women pursuing degrees in agriculture who are currently graduating with a 3.0 GPA or higher from one of the 6 high schools in the Russian River Valley appellation (Analy, El Molino, Windsor, Santa Rosa High, Healdsburg and Piner) and are pursuing degrees in Agriculture, the Winery Industry or Culinary Arts.

Saralee McClelland Kunde Farm-to-Table Culinary Scholarships 

Scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to Sonoma County agriculture students who were members of the 4-H or FFA and are pursuing an education in the culinary arts

Serres Ranch Agriculture Scholarship 

$2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Sonoma County Farm Trails Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture, preferably sustainable farming.

Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group 

$2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full time student (12 units or more) majoring in viticulture or a related field.

Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group 

One $1,000 scholarship awarded to a part time student (11 units) majoring in viticulture or related field.

Sonoma Media Investments Agriculture Scholarship

 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture.

Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards Scholarship 

$2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in viticulture or enology.

Sonoma-Marin Cattlemen & Sonoma-Marin Cattlewomen Scholarships 

$5,000 will be awarded to awarded to students  majoring in agriculture and attending a four year college, $2,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in agriculture and attending Santa Rosa Junior College. Applicants must have graduated from high school in Sonoma or Marin County and participated in FFA or 4-H programs, preference will be given to students interested in the beef industry.

Sonoma-Marin Cattlemen & Sonoma-Marin Cattlewomen - Mona Chisholm Memorial Scholarships 

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture and attending Santa Rosa Junior College. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Must have graduated from high school in Sonoma or Marin County and participated in the FFA or 4-H programs.

Sonoma-Marin Young Farmers & Ranchers Scholarship 

One $1,500 Scholarships and one $500.00 Scholarships will be awarded to students in Sonoma or Marin county majoring in agriculture and attending a community college or trade school. 

Tamara Lewis Benson Memorial Scholarship 

$2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Turrentine Wine Brokerage Scholarship  

 

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture, preferably viticulture and or enology.

Warren Dutton Memorial Scholarship 

 

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture.

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