OFB Foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing ag-related degrees

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Students with a 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.”

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.

For more information and to download scholarship applications, visit www.ofbf.org and search “Scholarships and Grants.” Or call 614-246-8294 or e-mail [email protected].

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