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*Deadline Extended* OKFB Accepting Applications for $1,000 Scholarships

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:39:43 CDT

*Deadline Extended* OKFB Accepting Applications for $1,000 Scholarships The deadline for students to apply to receive one of nine $1,000 college scholarships from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee has been extended to April 30, 2020.

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is now accepting applications for its annual $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who will pursue a higher degree in agriculture after graduation.

Nine $1,000 scholarships, one from each OKFB district, will be awarded to high school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture at an Oklahoma institution of high learning as a full-time student.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2020. Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

Must be a graduating high school senior.
Must enroll full time in an agriculture program at an accredited Oklahoma institution of high learning.
Must be a member of a Farm Bureau family (father, mother or legal guardian memberships qualify; grandparents', siblings' or other relatives' memberships may not be used). Membership must remain in good standing for the duration of the scholarship.
Children of paid employees of Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies are not eligible
Applicants must also provide the following materials along with the scholarship application:

A copy of the applicant's official high school transcript.
A copy of the applicant's resume with activities and honors listed.
Two character reference letters.
Three essays (500 words maximum), double-spaced, typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font.
No. 1: Explain your preferred career and describe why you have chosen it.
No. 2: How can Farm Bureau encourage young people to engage in agriculture?
No. 3: Explain how receiving this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals.
The application can be found on the OKFB website at okfarmbureau.org/applications.



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