Oregon Ag Education scholarships now available

Scholarships available through Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation
By Oregon Farm Bureau

The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation (OAEF) is pleased to announce that applications are available for two scholarship programs for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year.

Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarships (OFBMS) with 10-12 awards annually are open to any Oregon high school graduate preparing for an agriculture or forestry-related career. Students attending institutions outside of Oregon are also eligible. The goal of the OFB Memorial Scholarship program is to “Support students that will have a positive impact on production agriculture and other agriculture-related fields.” The deadline for applications is March 15, 2012.

The Oregon Farm Bureau Associate Member Scholarship, funded by COUNTRY Financial, 1 Award @ $1000 is open to any Oregon High School graduate/resident with an associate membership (non-farming/non-voting), (or a dependent child of an associate member), in Oregon Farm Bureau preparing to continue his/her education through a junior college, or a four year college or university with intent to seek a bachelor’s degree. Students attending institutions outside of Oregon are also eligible. Employees of Oregon Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial and their immediate families are not eligible for this scholarship. The goal of the Oregon Farm Bureau Associate member Scholarship, funded by COUNTRY Financial is to “Help future community and business leaders obtain a baccalaureate education with the aim of strengthening understanding, cooperation, and mutual respect among rural, urban, and suburban Oregonians.” The deadline for applications is March 15, 2012.

Scholarship procedures & applications and additional information are available on the Oregon Farm Bureau website. http://www.oregonfb.org/programs/ofb-scholarships/.

Contact Andréa Kuenzi, OAEF Scholarship Coordinator, at [email protected]

About OAEF The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation (OAEF) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization formed to support, provide, and encourage education, training, and study in the field of agriculture. This foundation offers educational opportunities and research in subjects that relate to or benefit Oregon agriculture and farmers, such as the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program, the Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship Program, and the Summer Ag Institute.

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