Scholarships

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is proud to support scholarships as an investment to the future.

Continuing Education

LEAD Scholarship

Due Date: September 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. You must be and accepted member of a Nebraska LEAD Class and a member of a County Farm Bureau in Nebraska.

Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation Scholarship in Honor of Max & Eric Brown

Due Date: May 1

Please note that the due date is different this year than in previous years.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation seeks applicants for awards of up to $2,500 per selected student.

Requirements:

  • Must be 25 years 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 for the 2024 Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation Scholarship in Honor of Max & Eric Brown Scholarship are closed.

College Students

Nebraska Agriculture Education Student Teaching Scholarship

Due Date: April 15

Requirements:

  • 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 for the 2024 Nebraska Agriculture Education Student Teaching Scholarship are closed.

Ron Hanson Collegiate Leader Scholarship

Due Date: March 1

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

Requirements:

  • Must be a member of the Collegiate Farm Bureau at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Must be pursuing a degree from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Applications for the 2024 Ron Hanson Collegiate Leader Scholarship are closed.

High School Seniors

County Farm Bureau Scholarships

Due Date: See specific scholarship for due date.

Over 30 County Farm Bureaus offer a scholarship for students. Each county has a few requirements unique to their area. Click on the button see list of County Farm Bureau specific scholarships.

Hall County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Due Date: May 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 for the 2024 Hall County Farm Bureau Scholarship are closed.