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Time to apply for Texas Farm Bureau scholarships


The cost for college continues to rise, but Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) offers several scholarships to help students pay for college.
"Texas Farm Bureau devotes large amounts of money and time to develop youth leadership." Bandera County Farm Bureau President Barbara Mazurek, said. "We offer a variety of scholarships at both state and county levels to help meet student's goals and needs."
Scholarships totaling more than $115,000 are awarded annually to students of TFB member families.
The S.M. True Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award is a major opportunity. The $20,000 scholarship honors the former TBF president and his commitment and dedication to Texas agriculture.
The scholarship is open to students who have declared agriculture as their major and already have at least 60 hours of college credit.
The Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 to one high school junior or senior who attended TFB's Youth Leadership Conference in Stephenville during the summer.
One student in each of TFB's districts is also awarded a $1,000 Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) scholarship based on academic achievement and the applicants desire to pursue a career in an agricultural field.
Four applicants for each district will be awarded a scholarship through the Texas Farm Bureau Memorial/Honorary Scholarship and District Scholarship program. Scholarships awarded are based on academic achievement and the completion of a project that promotes agriculture.
In each of the 13 TFB districts, the highest ranked applicant will receive a scholarship valued at $1,200. The remaining three top applicants for each district will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
"We encourage all high school and college students in Bandera County to check out the scholarships and apply, "Barbara said. "Students should take advantage of these opportunities that can help launch them on the path to a better education and successful careers."
To apply for TFB's scholarships, click on the Youth Opportunities link under the Youth tab on www.TexasFarmBureau.org
Information on local scholarships can be found at the Bandera County Farm Bureau office.
Completed applications must be mailed to t he state office. This year' s scholarships must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 1.