MOHAWK VALLEY — Graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing careers in agriculture can apply for New York Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Statewide sinners can earn up to $3,000 for college or advanced training in skilled trades.
The applicant or their family must be a New York Farm Bureau member, and the student must live and/or work a farm or be involved with agriculture in the state. The student must complete an application which includes an essay addressing what they value and stand for in agriculture and life and how these values have impacted their decision to pursue an agricultural career.
Scoring will determine both county and district winners and may include a personal interview. Each district winner will receive $250 and then compete for one of two state scholarships worth $3,000 and $2,000. Applications are due by March 1. Judging will take place before April 20.
For more information, including the online application, go to New York Farm Bureau’s website at nyfb.org and click on “Promotion and Education” in the programs section. Interested individuals can also call the New York Farm Bureau office at 1-800-342-4143 for information.