The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture is offering $70,000 in grants

Scholarships…

All applications must be submitted online by March 1, 2023

The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) awards $70,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing degrees in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences, or a related field. The GFA awards scholarships in the following four categories. (COD Newsroom, Flickr/Creative Commons)

MACON, Georgia – The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) awards $70,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing degrees in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences, or a related field.

The GFA awards scholarships in the following four categories.

Agriculture Scholarship – This scholarship is for high school students planning to attend a college that is part of the Georgia University system, Berry College, Emmanuel College, or an accredited Georgia college/university with an Ag program in the 2023-24 academic year Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences or a related agricultural specialty. The GFA awards 10 grants of $3,000 each. The top three applicants will receive an additional $1,000.

University of applied sciences scholarship for agriculture – This scholarship is for students enrolled in a Georgia accredited technical college with a major in an area of ​​agriculture or an agriculture-related field of study such as welding, mechanics, culinary arts, or commercial trucking. The GFA awards four grants of $1,500 each. The top two applicants will receive an additional $500. Visit https://gfb.ag/gfatechscholarshipmajors for a list of eligible schools and majors.

Rising College Junior/Senior Agricultural Scholarship – This scholarship is for college students who have at least two semesters left of college to pursue a bachelor’s degree from a unit of the University System of Georgia, Berry College, Emmanuel College, or an accredited Georgia college/university with a to receive the AG program. Applicants must be majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, or an agricultural-related subject. The GFA awards ten grants of $2,000 each.

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship – This scholarship is for students currently enrolled in the UGA Veterinary Medicine program with a major in Large Animal/Food Animal Practice. The GFA is awarding two $5,000 grants.

Visit www.gafoundationag.org/scholarships for a list of eligible majors/schools for all scholarships, applications and application instructions. All applications must be submitted online by March 1, 2023. Certificates and letters of recommendation must be submitted online with the application.

The scholarship recipients will be announced in spring 2023. Scholarship checks will be sent to the qualifying college/university the scholarship recipient is attending and will be credited to their school account once the student has verified that they have met all of the scholarship requirements. Scholarships awarded to high school seniors will be awarded for Spring 2024 upon receipt of first semester college transcript showing that the recipient is pursuing an ag-related degree and has at least a 3.0 GPA.

GFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preparing the next generation of leaders for success in Georgia agriculture. The GFA works with the Georgia Farm Bureau and other Georgia agricultural and educational organizations to fulfill its mission. The foundation provides scholarships for students pursuing a career in agriculture, funds leadership development programs and projects that improve the public’s understanding of agriculture. It coordinates the Georgia Ag Experience, a mobile classroom that introduces third through fifth graders to Georgia’s cutting-edge cultures. To make a tax-deductible donation or to learn more about the foundation, visit www.gafoundationag.org or contact Lily Baucom, GFA Executive Director, at 478-405-3461 or [email protected]

—Georgia Farm Bureau

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