SCHOLARSHIPS

The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture strives to provide students with an opportunity for success as they pursue agriculture-related courses of study. There are several scholarship opportunities available to students, each with varying criteria and eligibility requirements.

 

2023 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Application deadline is March 1, 2023.
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2023 GEORGIA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE
The purpose of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding high school students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture and who exhibit leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector. The Foundation will award 10 scholarships of $3,000 each. The top 3 ranking applicants will be eligible for an additional $1,000 bonus.

 

To be eligible, applicant must: Be a Georgia resident; be majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agriculture field; finish high school within the year student is applying for the scholarship; be engaged in leadership activities in high school; must be planning to enroll in a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College, OR any accredited college/university in Georgia with an agriculture program during the 2023-2024 academic year; and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA during their first semester of college.

 

Please note: the scholarship will be applied to the spring semester.

 

A listing of schools within the University System of Georgia, and a sampling of eligible academic areas of study, can be found here.

 

Application deadline is March 1, 2023.
2023 TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE
The purpose of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Technical College Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture from a technical school or program. The Foundation will award 4 scholarships of $1,500 each. The top 2 ranking applicants will be eligible for an additional $500 bonus. 

 

To be eligible, applicant must: Be a Georgia resident; be majoring in an area of agriculture or agriculturally related field of study; must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Georgia accredited technical college during the 2023-2024 academic year; and have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

 

A listing of schools within the Technical College System of Georgia, and a sampling of eligible academic areas of study, can be found here.

 

Application deadline is March 1, 2023.
2023 RISING COLLEGE JR/SR SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE
The purpose of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Rising College Junior/Senior Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who have been pursuing an academic career focusing on agriculture and who have exhibited leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector while in college. The Foundation will award 10 scholarships of $2,000 each.

 

Students submitting an application must be a Georgia resident majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agriculture field. They must be a sophomore or junior with at least two semesters of college work remaining to receive their undergraduate degree from a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College, OR any accredited college/university in Georgia with an agriculture program. Applicants must be engaged in leadership activities in college, and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

 

Application deadline is March 1, 2023.
2023 UGA COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is to assist outstanding students who have elected to focus on the area of large animal / food animal practice. The Foundation will award 2 scholarships of $5,000 each.

 

Students submitting an application must be a Georgia resident, and a current Veterinary Medicine student specializing in large animal / food animal practice, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

 

Application deadline is March 1, 2023.
2023 B. FRANK STRICKLAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AT ABAC

In 2002, a scholarship was established by the Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Commodity Comission for Tobacco at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Foundation in memory of the late B. Frank Strickland, Sr., a Lanier County farmer and a devoted advocate for tobacco farmers.  The $1000 B. Frank Strickland Scholarship will be presented to an entering freshman or rising sophomore from a tobacco-producing county who plans to attend ABAC fall semester. The scholarship will be paid at the beginning o the fall semester by the ABAC Foundation. 

 

A native of Lanier County, Strickland graduated from Lakeland High School and ABAC.  After college, he returned home and took over the family farm at the age of 19.  He raised his family on the 450-acre farm that had been in his family for over 100 years.  The ABAC Alumni Association awarded Strickland the Master Farmer in 1975.  His son, Ben F. Strickland, Jr., was named Master Farmer in 1996, making them the only father/son recipients of this award.

 

“Mr. Frank,” as he was known throughout the state, served on the Georgia Farm Bureau Board of Directors for 27 years and served as vice president for 12 years.  He also served on the Georgia Commodity Commission for Tobacco for 20 years and the Flue-cured Tobacco Stabilization Corporation board for 18 years.   He served the agricultural community well and represented tobacco with pride.  His honesty, integrity and character set him apart.  It is the purpose of this scholarship to honor the achievements of a great American for years to come in helping to further the education of students seeking a career in agriculture.

Students submitting an application must be an applicant/attendee of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, a graduation high school senior/entering freshmen or rising sophomore in good standing with the college, resident of a tobacco-producing county in the state of Georgia, and majoring in agriculture or a related degree, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
Application deadline is rolling - may apply at any time.