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Students pursuing careers that have an agricultural connection are invited to apply for three scholarship programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
A new offering for 2009 is the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar (OFBFS) award. This 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.
The Foundation’s Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program (WLASP), designed to help women pursue career opportunities where agriculture plays a key role, is being offered for the fourth year. While some WLASP recipients come from farm and rural backgrounds, close to half come directly from suburban and urban communities.
The Darwin Bryan Scholarship Fund assists students who have been active in the Farm Bureau youth program and/or whose parents are Farm Bureau members. It recognizes student participation in local activities and promotes Farm Bureau’s leadership development process.
Additional information, eligibility requirements and application forms for all programs are available at www.ofbfoundation.org. The application deadline for each program is March 2.