FamilyFarms Charities began providing scholarships in 2012 because we wanted to help youth pursuing a career in the agriculture industry. Since that time, FamilyFarms Charities has awarded over $25,000 to 11 deserving students. The scholarship program has expanded since the program began and in 2018, we are pleased to offer 4 different scholarships!
Agriculture Career Scholarship
The Ag-Career Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a high-school student pursing a 4-year degree in agriculture. This scholarship is awarded based on academics, extra-curricular activities and essay responses. This scholarship can be renewed for an additional $500 each year so long as the recipient continues their degree in agriculture and maintains a 3.0 GPA.
Agriculture Trade School Scholarship
The Trade School Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a high-school student pursuing a 2-year degree or a trade school certification. This scholarship is awarded based on character, work experience, essay responses, and financial need.
Agriculture Accounting Scholarship
The Ag-Accounting Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a junior, senior or graduate level college student pursing a degree in agricultural accounting. This scholarship was founded in memory of Roger Booth, a 30+ year employee of the accounting division of FamilyFarms Group known as AgriSolutions. Roger had a passion for helping farm clients understand their financials. This scholarship is awarded based on academics, extra-curricular activities, career path, work experience and essay responses.
Agriculture Industry Canadian Scholarship
The Canadian Scholarship is new in 2018. It is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Canadian student pursing a degree or trade school in agriculture. This scholarship is awarded based on academics, work experience, character, extra-curricular activities and essay responses.
To apply for any one of these scholarships, click here: http://familyfarmscharities.org/2018/01/29/familyfarms-charities-2018-scholarships/
All scholarship applications are due March 16, 2018. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to FamilyFarms Charities, 31832 Delhi Road, Brighton, IL 62012.
Since its inception in 2006, FamilyFarms Group planned to provide a means for the members, staff and the organization to give back. In 2009, FamilyFarms Charities, a 501(c)(3), was created to use Agriculture as a Vehicle for Change. FamilyFarms Charities aims to provide relief to persons in North America and overseas. FamilyFarms Charities has a focus on agriculture and education, self-sufficiency, and families.