The Oregon Farm Bureau offers a variety of scholarships to students pursuing a career in agriculture or related fields.
High school students in Washington County can apply for scholarships ranging up to $1,000 depending on the type of school and major.
Students must be accepted into an accredit college or university and have high academic standing. Those with agriculture experience or farm bureau family members are preferred, but not required.
$1,000 scholarships are available for students entering a four-year college or university. These students must be majoring in agriculture, nursing or education. High school students entering a vocational career such as welding or diesel mechanics can apply or a $500 scholarship.
Applications are available through Washington County high school couselors or from Marie Finegan at 503.648.9442.
All completed applications are due April 4, 2011.
For more information on other agricultural-based scholarships, contact Farm Plus today at 866-929-5585.