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Lane County Farm Bureau offers $12K in scholarships - 04/05/17

The Lane County Farm Bureau (LCFB) believes in the value of education, and wants to support the future of agriculture and other valuable fields by offering a total of $12,000 in scholarship funds to qualified applicants.

The following criteria will be used in determining who will be eligible for the scholarships:

1. The applicant must be completing their senior year in an accredited Lane County high school, or be a homeschooled student who is completing their senior year while a resident of Lane County, or be a Lane County high school graduate presently enrolled in higher education.

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The applicant can also apply if they are the child/grandchild of a current LCFB member AND are one of the following: completing their senior year in an accredited high school in Oregon, or be a homeschooled student who is completing their senior year while a resident of Oregon, or be a Oregon high school graduate presently enrolled in higher education.

2. Priority will be given to those students studying forestry or an agricultural-related field. For priority consideration, the applicant must also demonstrate an involvement in these fields. Examples include school courses taken, 4-H or FFA activities, participation in county fairs, involvement with farms or ranches, and/or community or employment activities related to forestry or agriculture.

3. Emphasis for selection will be placed on fields of study, academic standing, and initiative. Past recipients are eligible to reapply each year for a scholarship.

Scholarship application deadline--to be postmarked or received by: May 15, 2017.

Find the application at http://oregonfb.org/scholarships/.

Scholarship applications will also be made available to all local high schools and colleges, and can be requested through the scholarship committee at evonuks@aol.com.

Questions about the scholarships may be directed to Elizabeth Gibson, 541-998-6618, or to
Shannon Evonuk, 541-998-3041, or to evonuks@aol.com.

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Additional background about Lane County Farm Bureau:

Lane County Farm Bureau is a part of Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB). OFB is the state's largest general farm organization, and is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of Oregon's farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas.

First established in Oregon in 1919, OFB is organized in all 36 counties and has nearly 7,000 member families that are professionally engaged in agriculture.