Scholarship Application

Farm Bureau Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, annually

The Tulare County Farm Bureau Scholarship program was organized to give scholarships annually based on academic achievement, leadership skills and need. Below are the requirements for applicants, and a listing of all the available awards. Note, not all awards may be given each year and are contingent upon available funding and applicant pool.



This year we are offering a fill-in PDF application linked below. Please share this version with your students and have them submit it via mail with their transcripts and letters; or they may still submit the PDF version via email to Sandy@tulcofb.org and send their supporting documents by mail, by March 1.  Typed applications are required.



Eligibility requirements:

  • Student must attend high school currently or have graduated from a high school in Tulare County
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students may be considered.
  • Must complete and return application (link below)
  • Must submit two distinct letters of recommendation 
  • Must submit a copy of current school transcripts by March 1 deadline. *** See Frequently Asked Questions for more info.
  • Student must be able to attend an interview with selection committee.
  • Do NOT send resumes, photographs, or additional information that is not specifically requested in the application.  Additional materials will not be included in the review by the Selection Committee.

IF ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS ARE MISSING FROM YOUR APPLICATION PACKET AFTER MARCH 1, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 

IT IS APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY TRANSCRIPTS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED PRIOR TO MARCH 1 DEADLINE.  

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Awards are given primarily to agricultural majors, pursuing 2 or 4 year studies at major universities, trade schools, or community colleges.  Awards are made by a Scholarship Committee of the Farm Bureau annually.

Note: the Student of Farm Employee Awards, and the Sandi Gist Langiano Memorial have their own specific (non ag major) criteria.   

Scholarships directed to Agriculture majors: 

  • TCFB Ag Career Scholarships
  • TCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Scholarships
  • Memorial Scholarships in honor of Robert Ludekens and Mary Rankin
  • The Ken and Cindy Williams Scholarship
  • RRS Endowment Scholarship for a COS Student
  • Two Year College Scholarship
  • Scott Shannon Memorial Scholarships (must attend a Visalia school)
Scholarships directed to other majors: 
  • Student of Farm Employee award is only for children of farm employees 
  • Sandi Gist Langiano Memorial award is for a teacher candidate

Frequently Asked Questions...

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF A COUNTY FARM BUREAU? No, but you must be currently attending or have graduated from a school in Tulare County.

WHAT CRITERIA ARE USED TO SELECT WINNERS?  Awards are made based on scholastic achievement, career goals, leadership skills and financial need.  Top applicants will be interviewed after the March 1 deadline.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE? All information requested on the application must be postmarked on or before March 1.  We will not process documents after this date.  You will be notified of application results by June 1.

ARE SCHOLARSHIPS RENEWABLE? Only the Shannon Memorial scholarship is renewable up to three years. A current college registration denoting 12 units or more and previous term grades with a GPA of 2.8 or better will be required for renewal consideration.  The Tulare County Farm Bureau office must receive a letter requesting consideration for renewal no later than September 15th to receive the renewable Shannon award.

WILL AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT BE ACCEPTED?  A transcript from the school registrar's office will be accepted, both official and unofficial, as long as it is issued by the registrar's office.  A "screen print" from an internet page displaying grades will not be accepted.

INSTRUCTIONS

Scholarship application and all required material pertaining to it must be sent to Tulare County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund, 737 N. Ben Maddox Way, Visalia, CA 93292 postmarked by March 1st.  Applications and/or accompanying documents postmarked after March 1st will not be considered.  All material provided must be on 8 1/2" x 11" paper and current application must be used or will not be accepted.  The two letters of recommendation must contain the following:  The name of the applicant, comments on the applicant's character and abilities and an opinion of his/her ability to profit from a college education.  (A parent or close relative cannot be considered as a reference).  The name and occupation of each person writing a letter of recommendation is required.  Each letter must be signed.  Letters of recommendation must also be postmarked by March 1st.


Download 2021 Application PDF

This information updated January 2021