Below is a listing of Farm Bureau and other Agriculturally Related Scholarships available for New Hampshire students. This list is continually growing as we are made aware of more and more Scholarships. Please contact Josh Marshall at editor@nhfarmbureau.org if you know of a scholarship that should be on this page!

County Farm Bureau Scholarships:

2021 County Farm Bureau Scholarships will be updated as information is provided!

Cheshire County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Cheshire County Farm Bureau is offering scholarship money to a Cheshire County resident who is pursuing a post high school education. The applicant or his/her family must be a member of Cheshire County Farm Bureau.  This scholarship is available to all students, youth or adult, attending post-secondary school.  Anyone can apply even if he/she has been the recipient of the scholarship award in the past. For full details and application, click here.

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

Grafton County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Scholarship(s) are awarded annually to a Grafton County resident(s). Students must have an agricultural background, be pursuing a career in an agricultural related industry, and establish a financial need. For application information, here. For more information contact Grafton County Farm Bureau Secretary, Denis Ward.

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Merrimack County Farm Bureau Scholarships

The Trudy Gay Memorial Scholarship and the “Chip” McNamara Memorial Scholarship are awarded annually. For full eligibility details and application, download the application here. For more information contact the Merrimack County Farm Bureau Secretary, Todd Larcoque at 491-6687.

DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2021

Rockingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship

This scholarship is available to members/residents of Rockingham County with preference given to members of Rockingham County Farm Bureau families. A selection committee will evaluate applications and select the student receiving the award. The winner will be contacted by RCFB Secretary Heather Fernald. Applications must be submitted to RCFB by April 16, 2021. For more information or to obtain a hard copy of this application, contact the secretary of RCFB, Heather Fernald, 603.679.1066 or RCFB.NH@gmail.com, or pick one up from the high school guidance office. Applications will be made available to all high schools in Rockingham County.

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Strafford County Farm Bureau Scholarship

A scholarship/grant award program offers funding for small to medium sized projects designed to promote agricultural education, programs, and opportunities for youth. Awarded annually. For application information, click here or contact Strafford County Farm Bureau President Matt Scruton.

Additional Ag Related Scholarship Resources:

Farm Credit East – Scholarship Program
To apply, any individual pursuing a full-time, post high school education (this includes colleges and technical schools) during the upcoming fall semester who demonstrates, through their career plans, experience, program of study and extracurricular activities, significant progress toward and a clear intention for a career in agriculture, forestry, commercial fishing or a related field. An associates, bachelors or graduate degree, as well as technical school attendance, qualifies as post high school education.

Candidates for the scholarship must have a permanent home address within the area served by Farm Credit East’s seven state territory: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. and plan to attend post high school education in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once.

Follow the link to learn more and apply. This year’s deadline is Thursday, April 1, 2021.

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Yankee Farm Credit – Royal W. Smith, Jr. Scholarships
Awards are based on merit including academic, agricultural, civic accomplishment and essay content. Applicant must be a college-matriculated member of a Yankee Farm Credit stockholder farm family enrolled in a college program leading to a bachelor’s or an associate’s degree. Applicants will be eligible for a scholarship regardless of their course of study. However, preference is given to the study of agriculture or related fields. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.

To apply for our annual scholarship, you can print the application and follow the instructions or contact your local office to receive a paper application. You can also click below to fill out our online application

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Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship
Does your child have interest in farms or gardening? Would he or she like to explore these interests this summer? The Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship endeavors to connect young people with agriculture and the natural world around them. Through this scholarship, the Monadnock Localvores hope to inspire the next generation of local farmers and local food supporters, by giving regional children an opportunity, through summer camp, after school programs, or membership to NOFA NH, to experience sustainable farming practices first-hand and watch their efforts bear fruit. For more information please click here or email amanda@cheshireconservation.org

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