The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is committed to educating and supporting the next generation of farmers, ranchers and agriculture professionals. In order to fulfill our mission, we believe strongly that we must invest in our future. We have numerous scholarship opportunities that are available to high school and college students.

Collegiate Farm Bureau Scholarship - due 4/1

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarship is awarded to an outstanding member of a Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter. Applications are due April 1.

County Farm Bureau Scholarships

Over 30 County Farm Bureaus offer a scholarship for students. Each county has a few requirements unique to their area.

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Hall County Scholarship - due 5/1

Scholarships of up to $1,000 for students who (1) live in or attend school in Hall County, Nebraska, and (2) plan to pursue a course of study and career related to agriculture in Nebraska.

Membership in Hall County Farm Bureau is not required to apply.  Hall County Farm Bureau Members will receive preference.

Applications due May 1.

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Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship Award - due Nov.

  • The Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship award provides students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources the opportunity to complete an internship in Washington, D.C.
  • Students who participate in the Washington, D.C., program will work full-time on Capitol Hill for a member of Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation, a selected committee in the House of Representatives/Senate or at one of a number of agricultural organizations based in Washington, D.C.
  • Applications for the internship award are due in November
For more information about this award contact Dr. Brad Lubben at

LEAD Scholarship - due 9/15

The Nebraska LEAD Scholarship provides five $1,000 awards to Farm Bureau members who participate in the Nebraska LEAD program and commit to serving in a leadership role with Farm Bureau upon completion of LEAD.

  • Accepted member of a Nebraska LEAD Class
  • Member of a County Farm Bureau in Nebraska
  • Applications are due September 15

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Nebraska Agricultural Education Student Teacher Scholarship Program - due 4/15

  • Must be enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Education teacher education program. Eligible to apply for scholarship for the value of approximately one-half tuition or $1,500 for the semester in which the student's student teaching experience occurs. The scholarship will be applied to student's account at the University.
  • Must belong to a member family, have own membership or be a student member of Nebraska Farm Bureau.
  • Applications are due April 15

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Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation Scholarship in Honor of Max & Eric Brown - due 8/1

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation seeks applicants for awards of up to $2,500 per selected student.
  • Must be 25 year old or older.
  • Be legal residents of the United States.
  • Show demonstrated commitment to the future of the industry of agriculture and rural communities in Nebraska.
  • Be enrolled in post-secondary education institutions in Nebraska including but not limited to, community college, technical school, or training programs.
  • Applications are due August 1.

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Ron Hanson Collegiate Leader Scholarship

The Ron Hanson Collegiate Leader Scholarship was established in 2018 to recognize and encourage rising leaders in Nebraska agriculture. Two scholarships of $1,500 each are available.

  • Must be a member of the Collegiate Farm Bureau at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Pursuing a degree from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Applications are accepted beginning February 1 each year. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. CST on February 15.

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Student Project Grant - due 4/15

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants provide funds for students to begin or expand their 4-H or FFA project. Farm Bureau is excited to support student members in their real world endeavors.
  • Four (4) grants up to $1,000 each will be awarded
  • Applications are due April 15
  • Winners will be selected by a Farm Bureau committee
  • Applicants MUST be Farm Bureau Student members

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Contact Audrey Schipporeit, Director of Generational Engagement at (402) 499-5802. Please send application to Anna Meduna.