Farm Bureau Foundation of
Sonoma County Scholarships
Congratulations to all our Scholarship Recipients!
Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County is pleased to award in 2020, $156,000 to 40 top students pursuing higher education in agricultural-related fields. Since its inception in 2006, the Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County has given $1,191,250 in scholarships to 471 recipients.
The 2021 Scholarship Application will be available in February 2021.
You may start a named scholarship by donating $2,500 or more. Please note the name of your scholarship at the top of the form. Individuals can also make contributions to existing funds by selecting an option from the drop down menu. For more information please contact Sonoma County Farm Bureau.
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.
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.
Mail or hand deliver completed application and required documents to:
Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, California, 95403
Applications will be reviewed for requirement compliance to determine the finalists for interviews.
New for this year there will be a two-part system for scoring. Applicants will be first scored based on their written application and then scored based on the oral interview.
ALL finalists must participate in a mandatory oral interview on one of the pre-scheduled days: Monday, June 3, 2019 or Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
In person interviews are preferred but if a candidate has a hardship issue that prevents them from an inperson interview a Skype interview may be scheduled.
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.
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.
Copyright Sonoma County Farm Bureau
To represent, protect and advance the social, economic and educational interests of the farmers and ranchers of Sonoma County.