Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County -
2016 Scholarship Applications

Foundation 15

Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County will award more than $100,000 in scholarships this year to deserving students studying agriculture or an agricultural-related field at a four year college, junior college or vocational school. The Farm Bureau Foundation’s mission is to encourage – and financially assist – young people for rewarding careers in agriculture or a closely related agricultural field including the farm-to-table culinary arts.

Last year there were more than 40 applicants from Sonoma and Marin counties for the scholarships administered by the Farm Bureau Foundation. Scholarships were awarded to 36 students. All of the scholarship winners were top students, excelling in academic, leadership and community service achievements.

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:

  • Download: 2016 Scholarship Application.pdf
  • 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.
  • Bob & Leslie Kunde Memorial Scholarship Essay 2 part question: How important is it in today’s economic climate for an agriculture based student to receive a college degree? How will you best utilize your college education to become a success in your future career? Essay should be 300 words and double spaced.
  • Charles Bacigalupi - Russian River Valley Winegrowers Scholarship Essay Topic: 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. Cover Letter should be 300 words and double spaced.
  • All completed applications must be received or postmarked by the
    deadline of 5 p.m. April 8, 2016.
  • Mail or hand deliver completed application and required documents to:
    Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd. Road, 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 at Sonoma County Farm Bureau on one of the pre scheduled days: Thursday, May 5 or Friday, May 6, 2016.
  • 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.

View the 2015 Scholarship Recipients. [More...]

One Application for All Scholarships

There is only one application to apply for ALL the Farm Bureau scholarships. Additional items my be required from applicants who are applying for the Kunde Scholarship.

Note:

  • Full-time enrollment to either a four-year College or University or a two-year Community College is required for all scholarships.
  • ALL scholarship applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2016 in the office of Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd. Road in Santa Rosa.
  • Applications will be screened to select the finalists for interviews with the Farm Bureau Foundation’s scholarship selection committee. 
  • ALL finalists must participate in the oral interviews scheduled for Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 to be considered for a scholarship.
  • 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.
  • Finalists for the Kunde Scholarship will have an additional interview with members of the Kunde family.
  • Applications must be completed digitally and then printed, signed and mailed with letters of recommendation and official school transcripts by the deadline.

The Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County is proud to offer Scholarships for 2016 that include the following:

Jess Stonestreet Jackson Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 15,000.00

Scholarships will be awarded to Sonoma County student(s) majoring in agriculture.

Bob & Leslie Kunde Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 10,000.00

$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 applications must answer the following 2 part question as an essay: How important is it in today’s economic climate for an agriculture based student to receive a college degree? How will you best utilize your college education to become a success in your future career? Essay should be 300 words and double spaced.

John Jordan Foundation 

 

$ 10,000.00

Scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in agriculture.

Stark Restaurants Scholarship

$ 10,000.00

 

$10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in agriculture

Sonoma-Marin Cattlemen & Sonoma-Marin CattleWomen Scholarship

$ 6,250.00

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to students  majoring in agriculture and attending a four year college, three $750.00 scholarships to students majoring in agriculture and attending Santa Rosa Junior College and two $500 scholarships to students 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.

American AgCredit Scholarship 

 

$ 5,000.00

Scholarships to Sonoma or Marin County residents for the study of agriculture, preferably agribusiness.

Guy Fieri’s Cooking with Kids Foundation 

 

$ 5,000.00

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

Paul Hobbs Winery Scholarship 

 

$ 5,000.00

Scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in agriculture, preferably viticulture and/or enology.

Saralee McClelland Kunde Farm to Table Scholarship

 

$ 5,000.00

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.

Heck Foundation Scholarship

$ 2,500.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

PG&E Agriculture Scholarship 

 

$ 2,500.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Phil Enzenauer Viticulture Scholarship 

 

$ 2,500.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in viticulture.

Serres Ranch Agriculture Scholarship 

 

$ 2,500.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Scholarship

 

$ 2,500.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in viticulture or enology.

Tamara Lewis Benson Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 2,500.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

The HALTER Scholarship 

 

$ 2,500.00

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

“Flying A” Scholarship: Sponsored by Associated Propane 

 

$ 2,000.00

A $2,000 scholarship that pays $500 a year for up to four years of college study. This multi-year scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors or continuing college students from Sonoma or Marin counties. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

End-of-the Road Gang Scholarship

 

$ 2,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student(s) majoring in agriculture.

Russian River Valley Girls Scholarship

$ 2,000.00

 

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two women pursuing degrees in agriculture that reside in the Russian River Valley and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher. 

Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group 

 

$ 2,000.00

Scholarship will be awareded to a full time student (12 units or more) majoring in viticulture or a related field.

Sonoma-Marin Young Farmers & Ranchers Scholarship

 

$ 2,000.00

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

Dick Weber Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 1,500.00

Scholarship awarded to a Sonoma or Marin county student majoring in agriculture, preferably poultry science.

Herbert Burbank Jr. Memorial Scholarship

$ 1,500.00

Scholarship to be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin County student for the study of agriculture, preferably agriculture mechanics.

Marin County Farm Bureau Scholarship 

 

$ 1,500.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Marin County student majoring in agriculture.

Art Weyers Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture. 

Balletto Vineyards’ Saralee McClelland Kunde Agriculture Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

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

Bruce Campbell Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture, preferably animal science.

Carol Michelis (Vineyard Industry Products) Memorial Scholarship

$ 1,000.00

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

Charles Bacigalupi/Russian River Valley Winegrowers Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

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. Cover Letter should be 300 words and double spaced.

DeBernardi Dairy Family Scholarship

$ 1,000.00

 

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

E.R. Sawyer Jewelers Agriculture Scholarship

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship to a student majoring in agriculture.

Friedman’s Home Improvement Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student for the study of agriculture.

Gus and Anne Sanchietti Ag Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture.

Herrick Vineyards Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture, preferably viticulture.

Isolena Maestretti and Bernice Beretta Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin county student studying agriculture, preferably dairy science.

Jerry and Don’s Yaeger Pump & Well Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin County student for the study of agriculture.

Joe Bucher Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin County student majoring in agriculture.

Laguna Vineyards

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture, preferably viticulture.

LeDuc and Dexter Plumbing Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student for the study of agriculture.

Martha J. Faust Memorial Scholarship

$ 1,000.00

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student planning to study agriculture with an emphasis is viticulture or winery management. 

Moretti Dairy Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture, preferably dairy science.

North Bay Petroleum Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin County student majoring in agriculture.

North Coast/California Association of Pest Control Advisors 

 

$ 1,000.00

scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture, preferably agricultural pest control.

Opperman & Son Truck Sales Scholarship

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student  majoring in agriculture.

Park Avenue Turf Scholarship

$ 1,000.00

 

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

Pat & Allison Emery Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture.

Pete and Judy Barbieri Scholarship in memory of Italo Barbieri

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to Sonoma County students majoring in agriculture, preferably viticulture.

Redwood Empire Vineyard Management Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student for the study of agriculture.

Roy King Dairymens Feed Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma or Marin county student majoring in agriculture, preferably dairy science.

Sonoma County Farm Trails Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County student majoring in agriculture, preferably sustainable farming.

Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship awarded to a part-time student (6-11 units) majoring in viticulture or related field.

Sonoma-Marin Cattlemen & Sonoma-Marin CattleWomen - Mona Chisholm Memorial Scholarship

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to students  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 Media Investments Agriculture Scholarship

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture.

Turrentine Wine Brokerage Scholarship  

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture, preferably viticulture and or enology.

Walter M. Willy Memorial Agriculture Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student  majoring in agriculture.

Warren Dutton Memorial Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student  majoring in agriculture.

Wright Contracting Scholarship 

 

$ 1,000.00

Scholarship will be awarded to a student  majoring in agriculture.

Back to Top