MACON – Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to ten high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture or family and consumer sciences, Wayne Hurley, Chattooga County Farm Bureau president, recently announced. The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3,000. The remaining seven students will each receive a $750 scholarship. Students are eligible to submit an application if they, a parent or legal guardian were a member of Georgia Farm Bureau as of September 1, 2008. The scholarships are sponsored by the Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company in cooperation with the Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.
Applicants must plan to enter a unit of the University System of Georgia or Berry College during the 2009-2010 academic year to pursue an undergraduate degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agricultural field. All applications must be submitted by December 12, 2008. Scholarship recipients will be announced in March.
“I would like to encourage any of our local high school seniors who are planning to pursue a degree in agriculture or family and consumer sciences to consider applying for the Farm Bureau Scholarship,” said Wayne Hurley, Chattooga County Farm Bureau president. The Chattooga County Farm Bureau office also awards a county level scholarship each year. Applicants are automatically entered into the county competition with their completed application for the state scholarship.
Please contact Chattooga County Farm Bureau office at 706-857-3214 for more information about the scholarship program or to obtain an application. You may also download a copy of the application by going to www.gfb.org and selecting GFB Programs, then Youth Education and finally GFB Scholarships. All scholarship applications must be approved and signed by the Farm Bureau president of the county where Farm Bureau membership is held before being submitted to the Georgia Farm Bureau home office.
“Farm Bureau welcomes the opportunity to assist our state’s future agriculture leaders in continuing their education,” said Ruth Cook , Chattooga County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee chairman, and Nanette Bryan, Chattooga County Farm Bureau Women’s Co-Chairman.
Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization