Below is a listing of Farm Bureau and other Agriculturally Related Scholarships available for New Hampshire students. This list is continually growing as we are made aware of more and more Scholarships. Please contact Josh Marshall at editor@nhfarmbureau.org if you know of a scholarship that should be on this page!

 County Farm Bureau Scholarships:

Cheshire County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Cheshire County Farm Bureau is offering scholarship money to a Cheshire County resident who is pursuing a post high school education. The applicant or his/her family must be a member of Cheshire County Farm Bureau.  This scholarship is available to all students, youth or adult, attending post-secondary school.  Anyone can apply even if he/she has been the recipient of the scholarship award in the past. For full details and application, click here .

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

 

Coos County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Award(s) will be presented to residents of Coos County graduating from any of the county’s high schools who are furthering their education in agriculture at a two-year college, four-year college, or technical school. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and interest in agriculture. Eligible applicant must have a declared agricultural major (such as agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine, horticulture, diesel mechanics). Submissions are due no later than April 27, 2018. For complete scholarship guidelines and application please follow the links.

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Grafton County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Scholarship(s) are awarded annually to a Grafton County resident(s). Students must have an agricultural background, be pursuing a career in an agricultural related industry, and establish a financial need. For application information, click here. For more information contact Grafton County Farm Bureau Secretary, Sarah Putnam.

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Merrimack County Farm Bureau Scholarships

The Trudy Gay Memorial Scholarship and the “Chip” McNamara Memorial Scholarship are awarded annually. For full eligibility details and application, Click here. For more information contact the Merrimack County Farm Bureau Secretary, Todd Larcoque at 491-6687.

DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2018

 

Rockingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship

This scholarship is available to members/residents of Rockingham County with preference given to members of Rockingham County Farm Bureau families. A selection committee will evaluate applications and select the student receiving the award. The winner will be contacted by RCFB President Phil Ferdinando.
Applications must be submitted to RCFB by April 13, 2018. For more information or to obtain a hard copy of this application, contact the secretary of RCFB, Heather Fernald, 603.679.1066 or RCFB.NH@gmail.com, or pick one up from the high school guidance office. Applications will be made available to all high schools in Rockingham County.

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Strafford County Farm Bureau Scholarship

A scholarship/grant award program offers funding to small to medium sized projects designed to promote agricultural education, programs, and opportunities for youth. Awarded annually. For application information, click here or contact Strafford County Farm Bureau President Matt Scruton.

 

Sullivan County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Each year the Sullivan County Farm Bureau awards $500 scholarships for up to two applicants. The scholarships are awarded only to current SCFB members and /or the children of parents/guardians who are Sullivan County Farm Bureau members and who are up to date on dues. Deadline for submission of applications is May 11, 2018. All applications will be reviewed by a committee of the Sullivan County Farm Bureau and those awarded scholarships will be informed by mail. Preference will be awarded to applicants pursuing any agriculture related study, though all applications are welcome. For full details and application, click here. Contact Sullivan County Farm Bureau Secretary, Dennis McClary with any questions.

DEADLINE: MAY 11, 2018

 

Additional Ag Related Scholarship Resources:

2018 Abbie  Sargent Memorial Scholarship Application
Applicants must be a resident of New Hampshire, a graduate of an approved public/private high school with average or better grades. Additionally, they must demonstrate acceptance of responsibility and financial need. Applicants must be a full or part-time student at an institute of higher learning. Preference will be given to those enrolled in an agriculture related study.
applications must be submitted by April 13. Contact Diane Clary at 224-1934 for more information.

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Farm Credit East – Scholarship Program
Each year, Farm Credit East awards scholarships to qualified students who are committed to a career in agriculture and have demonstrated exceptional achievement. They make their decisions based on your essay, experience, course of study and extracurricular activities. Candidates for the scholarship must have a permanent home address within the area served by Farm Credit East and plan to attend post high school education in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once.  Follow the link to learn more and apply. This year’s deadline is Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

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2018 Clarence Sprague – John West Scholarships and Grants Program
The New Hampshire Grange Foundation is now seeking applications for the 2018 Clarence Sprague-John West Awards, an educational scholarship and grant program. New Hampshire residents pursuing an education related to agricultural production, economics or education, in that order of priority, are welcome to submit applications. Preference is given to Grange members and their direct relatives.
The New Hampshire Grange was bequeathed a generous gift of money from Clarence Sprague, a successful businessman who benefitted from a local Grange scholarship in his youth. A separate NH Grange Foundation has been established by the NH State Grange to administer these funds and oversee the program.  The scholarships are named the Clarence Sprague-John West Awards, after the benefactor and a dedicated Grange member and teacher.

Awards are available in five categories of Scholarships and grants:
Post-Secondary: student enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education leading to a degree
Continuing Re-certification: enrolled in a program to meet requirements of re-certification for a licensed position
General Equivalency Diploma: for the cost of classes or testing for a GED diploma
Adult Education Enrichment: course, seminar or program designed to improve skills
Farm Internship and Agricultural Program: an informal education program related to farming or agribusiness.

One application form may be used to apply for any of the five categories. The application may be submitted electronically, or printed and mailed. Awards may vary but will be a minimum of $1000 each. Download an application and criteria here. The 2018 application deadline is April 30, 2018. For more information contact the NH Grange Foundation at nhgrangefoundation@gmail.com.

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Skrungloo Farm,Inc.-Student Scholarship
Skrungloo Farm, Inc. is a private foundation established in 1986, in order to provide direct aid, assistance, and/or services, to the residents of, in order of priority, Sandwich, Center Harbor, Moultonboro, Carroll County, Belknap County, and then the entire state of New Hampshire. This includes providing scholarships for individual residents to educate and better themselves in order to build a stronger community.  Applicants must be a legal resident of the US and reside in the state of New Hampshire. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic merit and other nonacademic factors such as community service, school activities and work experience.  For more information or to request an application, contact SKRUNGLOO FARM, INC. Student Aid Program – Bianco Professional Association at 225-7170 or email skrungloofarm@biancopa.com

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Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship
Does your child have interest in farms or gardening? Would he or she like to explore these interests this summer? The Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship endeavors to connect young people with agriculture and the natural world around them. Through this scholarship, the Monadnock Localvores hope to inspire the next generation of local farmers and local food supporters, by giving regional children an opportunity, through summer camp, after school programs, or membership to NOFA NH, to experience sustainable farming practices first-hand and watch their efforts bear fruit. For more information please visit http://www.cheshireconservation.org/ or email amanda@cheshireconservation.org

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International Harvester Collectors Chapter 18 Scholarships
The scholarship program is open to high school seniors and students who intend to further their education at a four year college, community college, or other similar institution. The scholarship award is for one year, and will be sent directly to the institution and will be used to pay educational expenses. There can be multiple winners in a given year. The scholarship is available for students who plan to pursue a career in an agricultural field (veterinary, agriculture, automotive/ engine work, etc.). Candidates do not have to be Chapter 18 members. For more information visit http://ihcne18.com/ .

DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2018

FFA
The National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million scholarships each year. Scholarships are awarded to FFA members and non-members seeking a wide variety of career goals and higher education. Follow the link to learn more. This year’s deadline has passed.

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NH Beekeepers Association: George S Hamilton Scholarship Award
This year, the NH Beekeepers Association is proud to be awarding 2 (two) SCHOLARSHIPS of $1000.00 each. These scholarships – The George S. Hamilton Award- will be presented to the 2 students who are selected as winners of the scholarship contest. Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary school in the agricultural, biology, and/or honey bee related fields. This is open to all members of any NH bee club and their immediate family members (including past winners). The application & more information can be found here

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Stanley Grimes Conservation Scholarship
The Merrimack County Conservation District is taking applications for its Stanley Grimes Conservation Scholarship to be awarded June 2018. This scholarship will be awarded to a resident in Merrimack County who has been accepted to a two or four year college/university (full time status) with the intent to pursue studies in the field of agriculture, forestry, environmental science, soil science, or a related natural resources program. Applicant must be attending the accepted college/university in the fall of 2018.

Applications must be submitted by May 4, 2018. For a full description of the scholarship and the application, please visit the district website at http://www.merrimackccd.org, call the District at 223-6020, or email info@merrimackccd.org

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Eastern States Exposition NH Corporators Scholarships
The New Hampshire Corporators of Eastern States Exposition, in West Springfield, Mass., are offering a $1,500 scholarship to current New Hampshire high school seniors who have been accepted to a school or college in fall, 2018. Seniors who have participated in the Exposition’s youth programs including agricultural events and/or those in Storrowton Village Museum will be considered, and selection will also be based on career goals and financial need. For full details and application, click here.

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2018