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Sonoma County

Scholarships Awarded in 2018

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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’ Richard Kunde Agriculture Scholarship

Agriculture Scholarship – $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture preferably viticulture and attending Fresno State.

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-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. (Recipient is asked to be available the Saturday afternoon of the Sonoma-Marin Fair for presentation of award.)

FRC, Inc, Frank Ruggirello Scholarship

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

Friedman’s Home Improvement Scholarship

A $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 & 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..

Herrick Vineyards Scholarship in Memory of Taige Schmierer

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

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 & 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.

Lagunians’ Richard Kunde Agriculture Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture and attending UC Davis.

Larry Alary/Westec Tank Scholarship

$2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Healdsburg High School Graduate majoring in agriculture.

Law Offices of Tina Wallis, Inc. Agriculture Scholarship

One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in agriculture.

LeDuc and Dexter Plumbing Scholarship

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

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.

North Bay Landscape Management Inc. Scholarship

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

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 Downer (Vineyard Industry Products) Memorial Scholarship

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a Sonoma County 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

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.

Scholarship in honor of the Hereward and Edith Petersen Family

$1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a Sonoma County (preferably north county) student studying agriculture or ag mechanics.

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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