OFBF Offers Scholarships

Students with a traditional farm background, as well as those coming from suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture, are invited to apply for three scholarships supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

“Many of our past scholarship recipients are pursuing careers in food sciences, veterinary medicine, agbioresource development, education, and service work. Some come from farm backgrounds, while close to half come from suburban and urban communities,” said Foundation President Jack Fisher. “They all have career plans where agriculture plays a key role helping them pursue their career goals, and benefit and their community.”

The three scholarship programs include:

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar Award The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar (OFBFS) award recognizes students for academic effort, community service and career interests that use agriculture to enhance the partnership between producers and consumers in rural, suburban and/or urban settings.

Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program The Foundation’s Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program (WLASP) helps young women pursue career opportunities where agriculture plays a key role. The program was established by an endowment from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Darwin Bryan Scholarship Fund The Darwin Bryan Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 in honor of Darwin R. Bryan, whose enthusiastic leadership during his 37 years of service to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has been an inspiration to rural youth throughout Ohio. The scholarship fund assists students who have been active in the Farm Bureau youth program and/or whose parents are Farm Bureau members.

The scholarship application deadline for each program is March 1, 2010.

View and Download – Additional information, eligibility requirements and applications forms.

For more information, e-mail [email protected], or call 614-246-8294.

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