Scholarships

Farm Credit East Scholarship

Farm Credit Services East provides up to thirty one- $1500 scholarships to qualified students. They look for students committed to having a career in agriculture, commercial fishing, or the forest products industry. More information about this scholarship can be found by visiting the Farm Credit East scholarship website at: https://www.farmcrediteast.com/Scholarship Application Deadline is April 5th.

Rensselaer County Farm Bureau

Rensselaer County Farm Bureau is proud to sponsor scholarships for candidate (s) interested in pursuing a career in agriculture. Must be postmarked on or before August 15. The scholarship guidelines can be found here.

Milk Lovers Ball Scholarship - Larry Peck Memorial Scholarship

The Tri County Holstein Club has dedicated the proceeds from their Milk Lovers Ball to go toward a scholarship in memory of Larry Peck. Youth who are enrolled in the fall of 2017 in a college majoring in an Agriculture related degree who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply. For a full application please contact the CCE office, application is due January 1st.

Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Council Scholarships

Presented annually to three high school seniors who exemplify the Essential Elements of 4-H. Applications can be found on the Forms page.

The Beryl H. Moul Memorial Grange Scholarship

Established in 1958 by West Sand Lake Grange #949 in memory of prominent Grange member Beryl H. Moul. Applicants must be pursuing a career in Agriculture, Home Economics, Human Ecology, Family Sciences, Forestry, Human or Animal Medicine, Education, Consumer Sciences, Nursing, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, or Pharmacology. The instructions and application can be found on our Forms page.

Timothy H. Gifford Memorial Scholarship

The Timothy H. Gifford Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by the Gifford Family in memory of Tim Gifford.  Tim Gifford was an active farmer and enthusiastic member of Rensselaer County 4-H, showing both sheep and cows at the Schaghticoke Fair.  Tim always lived life to its fullest.  This $1,500 scholarship has been made possible due to the generosity and kindness of the local community to which Tim belonged.  One scholarship is available annually to anyone pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture or mechanics.  Although special consideration is given to current/ past 4-H members, the applicant need not to be a member to apply.  Applicants are encouraged to apply multiple years, although each recipient can only receive the scholarship once.  The application must be post marked by May 1, 2017.  the application can be found on the forms page.         

Safe Driving Scholarship

Driving-Tests.org is proud to announce a new $2,500 scholarship for all high school juniors and seniors, as well as undergraduate university or community college students in the United States.

This scholarship is being offered to reward students for using their creativity to encourage safe driving behaviors. To apply for the scholarship, candidates will create a 2-minute video and post it online. Click here for more information.

Farm Kids for College Scholarship

Some of the most exciting careers available today are in agriculture, on farms and throughout the industry. Farm enterprises, science careers, the vast dairy, grain and livestock industries. Ag has just about everything.

At National Farmers, we are honored to encourage the next generation to chase their ag dreams – and catch them. Part of how we at National Farmers do that, is through the national Farm Kids for College Scholarship. Follow this link for more information:  Farm Kids for College Scholarship

Rensselaer County Dairy Princess Scholarship

A $250 Scholarship will be awarded to a Rensselaer County Resident who will be entering their freshman year in college in the Fall of 2017. The purpose of this scholarship is to award funding for an educational endeavor to a deserving student who exemplifies the qualities of the dairy industry. See the application for more information: Rensselaer County Dairy Princess Scholarship

Last updated March 22, 2017