Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (NFBFA) is committed to educating and supporting the next generation of farmers, ranchers and agricultural professionals. In order to fulfill our missions, we believe strongly that we must invest in our future. NFBFA has numerous scholarship opportunities that are available to high school and college students. NFBFA also supports and invests in teachers who are dedicating their careers to agriculture education.

 

Kenneth E. Schwartz Memorial Farm Bureau Fund - due 3/31

  • This fund is administered through the University of Nebraska Foundation.
  • At least one $1,000 scholarship awarded per year with the possibility of more being awarded.
  • Must be an incoming junior or senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in an agricultural or agricultural-related program including agribusiness.
  • Must belong to a member family of a county Farm Bureau in Nebraska or have own membership.
  • A student who receives the scholarship as a junior would be eligible to receive the scholarship a second year if a satisfactory grade level has been maintained and the applicant again receives committee selection.
  • Applications are due March 31

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LEAD Scholarship Application - 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

Nebraska Agriculture Education Student Teaching Scholarship Program - due 4/24

  • 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. All candidates must apply, prior to applying for scholarship, for state and/or federal loan assistance programs. 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 24.

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White-Reinhardt Scholarships to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

Two Scholarship opportunities are available, one for teachers and one for volunteer educators. This scholarship program is to provide travel expense funds to attend the national American Farm Bureau conference.

The White-Reinhardt Fund for Education is a special project of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation in cooperation with the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. It was established to honor two former chairs of that committee, Berta White and Linda Reinhardt, who were leaders in the national effort to improve agricultural literacy.

It is important to review the application guidelines before you apply.

If you have questions contact Megahn Schafer at (402) 421-4742.

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The following scholarships are also available through the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation

 

Charles Marshall Loan Fund - due 5/1

This program, funded by voluntary contributions from Farm Bureau members, offers higher education loans for worthy members enrolled for training in accredited institutions for the advancement of professional skills. Loans can be approved up to and including 50 percent of the cost of training which includes tuition, room, board, books, transportation, etc. The amount approved depends upon the needs of the applicant and available loan monies.

  • Must be a Nebraska Farm Bureau Member or belong to a member family.
  • Must have received the award previously.
  • Applications are due May 1.

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Collegiate Farm Bureau Scholarship - due 3/31

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarship is awarded to an outstanding member of a Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter. Applications are due March 31.

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County Farm Bureau Scholarships

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

Click here to see list of County Farm Bureau specific scholarships.

Hall County Scholarship - due 3/31

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 March 31.

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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 blubben2@unl.edu.



Kenneth E. Schwartz Memorial Farm Bureau Fund - due 3/31

  • This fund is administered through the University of Nebraska Foundation.
  • At least one $1,000 scholarship awarded per year with the possibility of more being awarded.
  • Must be an incoming junior or senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in an agricultural or agricultural-related program including agribusiness.
  • Must belong to a member family of a county Farm Bureau in Nebraska or have own membership.
  • A student who receives the scholarship as a junior would be eligible to receive the scholarship a second year if a satisfactory grade level has been maintained and the applicant again receives committee selection.
  • Applications are due March 31

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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

Nebraska Agricultural Education Student Teacher Scholarship Program - due 4/24

  • 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 24

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Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation Scholarship in Honor of Max & Eric Brown - due 6/30

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 June 30.

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Ron Hanson Collegiate Leader Scholarship - due Oct.

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 due in October.

Applications are due in October.

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.