Jourdanton – High school and college graduations may be months away, but now is the time to start thinking about applying for scholarships, according to Pete Pawelek, Atascosa County Farm Bureau president.
Atascosa and McMullen County students are encouraged to apply for more than $200,000 in Farm Bureau college scholarships offered on the local, district and state levels.
“Scholarships and awards are an excellent opportunity for Farm Bureau families to earn money to pursue their education,” President Pawelek said. “We encourage all eligible students to apply.”
TFB’s S.M. True Jr. Agriculture Scholar Award offers $5,000 per semester – $200,000 total – to a deserving student who is at least a junior in college.
The TFB Young Farmer & Rancher Enrolled College Student offers three $1,000 scholarships.
District scholarships are available to high school students who have not yet graduated. 39, $1,000 scholarships and 13, $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually on the district level.
13, $1,000 scholarships are awarded to high school students through the TFB Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship based on academic achievement and the applicant’s desire to pursue a career in an agricultural-related field.
The TFB Dick Mitchell Scholarship, a $1,000 award, is designated for a junior or senior in high school who has attended TFB’s Youth Leadership Conference in Stephenville.
“These scholarships and awards are another way county Farm Bureaus and Texas Farm Bureau invest in the future of our community, state and Texas agriculture,” President Pawelek said.
Applications for local scholarships are available at the Atascosa County Farm Bureau office at 910 Oak St., Jourdanton.
Applications and requirements for state awards are available at txfb.us/TFBscholar.