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Scholarships

Farm Bureau offers several scholarships to young people interested in furthering their education in agriculture.

The first four scholarships listed below all use the same application. Please click here to download.


Young Farmer Scholarship Foundation

Four $3000 scholarships are presented each year to Farm Bureau member students already studying in an agriculture area. These are designed to provide opportunities to those students showing need for financial assistance as well as academic ability and leadership qualities. Up to two of these scholarships are available to incoming freshman, the other two are reserved for sophomore or older students. These scholarships are open to students attending any Mississippi university or community college. The deadline for applications to be received is June 1 of each year.

 

Hugh M. Arant Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1995 after the death of the 6th president of Farm Bureau, Hugh Arant. A $3000 scholarship is presented to an applicant applying through the YF&R Scholarship Foundation. Applicants must be enrolled at Mississippi State University in the field of agriculture and have completed their first year of school. The deadline for applications to be received is June 1 of each year.

 

Don Waller Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the 7th President of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Don Waller. A $3000 scholarship is presented to an applicant applying through the Young Farmers & Ranchers Scholarship Foundation. Applicants must have already completed their college freshman year in an agriculture major at any Mississippi university or community college. The deadline for applications to be received is June 1 of each year.

 

David Waide Scholarship


This scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the 8th president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, David Waide. A $3000 scholarship is presented to an applicant applying through the Young Farmers & Ranchers Scholarship Foundation. Applicants must have be enrolled in an agriculture major at any Mississippi university or community college. The deadline for applications to be received is June 1 of each year.

For more information about any of the above scholarships, contact Kirsten Johnson at 601-977-4277

Berta Lee White Scholarship


In honor of former State Women's Committee Chair Bert White, this scholarship will be awarded to a woman who is a member of a Mississippi Farm Bureau family seeking a degree in the field of agriculture at a state institution of higher learning. For more information, contact Clara Bilbo at 601-977-4245.

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Farm Bureau Scholarships available through Mississippi State University

 

Boswell Stevens Scholarship
MSU Ag Alumni - Dave Craig Scholarship

Both of these scholarships are awarded annually to the deserving son or daughter of a Farm Bureau family who is enrolled or plans to enroll in the MSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics. Applications for these scholarships must be made through the Financial Aid office at Mississippi State University. Applications must be submitted each year prior to April 1.

David Waide Endowed Scholarship


This scholarship has been established at Mississippi State University in honor of the 8th president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau, David Waide. It was established to recognize Mr. Waide's commitment to and efforts on behalf of agriculture.

Candidates for this scholarship must be full-time undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Forest Resources at MSU. Priority will be given to sons or daughters of Mississippi Farm Bureau members.

The College scholarship application is located at the following website: www.cals.msstate.edu. There is a link that says CALS Scholarship Application.

Student can apply online and receive a confirmation email letting them know that the scholarship has been received.

The application is open from Oct 1- Feb 1st of each year.

For additional information about the Waide Scholarship, contact the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Development Director at 662-325-0643.

 

 





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