GFB FOUNDATION FOR AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

The GFB Foundation for Agriculture strives to provide students with an opportunity to succeed as they study agriculture-related courses of study. There are several scholarship opportunities available to students, each with varying criteria and eligibility requirements.

2018 GFB FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture and who exhibit leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector. The Foundation will award five scholarships of $3,000 each and seven scholarships of $1,500 each.

To be eligible, applicant must: be a Georgia resident; be majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agriculture field; finish high school within the year student is applying for the scholarship; be engaged in leadership activities in high school; must be planning to enroll in a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College, OR any accredited college/university in Georgia with an agriculture program during the 2018-2019 academic year; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

A listing of schools within the University System of Georgia, and a sampling of eligible academic areas of study, can be found here.

Application deadline was March 2, 2018.

 

2018 RISING COLLEGE JUNIOR / SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Rising College Junior/Senior Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who have been pursuing an academic career focusing on agriculture and who have exhibited leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector while in college. The Foundation will award ten scholarships of $2,000 each.

Students submitting an application must be a Georgia resident majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agriculture field. They must be a sophomore or junior with at least two semesters of college work remaining to receive their undergraduate degree from a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College, OR any accredited college/university in Georgia with an agriculture program. Applicants must be engaged in leadership activities in college, and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application deadline was March 2, 2018.

 

2018 UGA COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is to assist outstanding students who have elected to focus on the area of large animal / food animal practice. The Foundation will award three scholarships of $2,500 each.

Students submitting an application must be a Georgia resident, and a current Veterinary Medicine student specializing in large animal / food animal practice, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application deadline was March 2, 2018.

 

2018 TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Technical College Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture from a technical school or program. The Foundation will award five scholarships of $1,000 each.

To be eligible, applicant must: be a Georgia resident; be majoring in an area of agriculture or agriculturally related field of study; must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Georgia accredited technical college during the 2018-2019 academic year; and have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

A listing of schools within the Technical College System of Georgia, and a sampling of eligible academic areas of study, can be found here.

Application deadline was March 2, 2018.

 

B. FRANK STRICKLAND SCHOLARSHIP

A scholarship has been established at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in memory of the late B. Frank Strickland, Sr., a Lanier County farmer and a devoted advocate for tobacco farmers.  The $500 B. Frank Strickland Scholarship will be presented to an entering freshman or rising sophomore from a tobacco-producing county who plans to attend ABAC fall semester.

To be eligible, applicant must be a resident of a tobacco-producing county in Georgia, and must be an incoming freshman or rising sophmore in good standing at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Preference will be given to a student majoring in some form of agriculture.

More information on this scholarship is available here.

Application deadline was March 4, 2018.

 

Supporting documents including letters of reference & transcripts
can be either uploaded with applications or mailed to:

GFB Foundation For Agriculture
P.O. Box 7068
Macon, GA 31209