Through more than 25 years of the Farm Kids for College Scholarship Competition, winners have gone on to study animal science, agribusiness, veterinary medicine, dairy science and more. The …
Through more than 25 years of the Farm Kids for College Scholarship Competition, winners have gone on to study animal science, agribusiness, veterinary medicine, dairy science and more. The adventures agriculture provides are many, and the Farm Kids for College contest helps students start their college ag pursuits, and that is continuing through the pandemic in 2021.
"We are excited to roll out the 2021 competition to students who are showing great determination through a challenging time in education, with new hurdles caused by the pandemic," said Helene Bergren, National Farmers national scholarship coordinator. "Right now, some students are struggling with virtual learning, but at National Farmers, we also see positive progress,” Bergren said. “We see students rising to the challenges, becoming technical trouble-shooters, a great skill in agriculture, and growing adaptable to new situations and ways of participating in competitions and classes alike. Struggles and success alike build students into strong people and we know we will receive many qualified applicants who are excited about farming and agriculture."
High school seniors planning to earn an agricultural degree from an accredited college or university are eligible, and must submit materials by Feb. 23, 2021. Based upon competitive selection, National Farmers will announce three national scholarship winners April 6, 2021. All three winners will receive $1,000 toward their freshman year in college.
Applications are available at nationalfarmers.com, under the “About” tab or call 573-565-2004.
In addition to completing the application, students write two essays related to agriculture. Students must also submit two letters of reference, ACT or SAT scores, official transcripts and their GPA. To find an application on line, go to nationalfarmers.com. Click “about us”, then select scholarships.
Farm Kids for College applications must be sent to the National Farmers state scholarship coordinator listed above. For more information about the National Farmers' scholarship program, or to request an application packet, contact Helene Bergren by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 State and National winner was Rachel Reilholz from Osage County R-2 School Linn.