Below is a listing of Farm Bureau and other Agriculture 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:

2022 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, 2022

Coos County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Award(s) will be presented to residents of Coos County graduating from any of the county’s high schools who are furthering their education in agriculture at a two-year college, four-year college, or technical school. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and interest in agriculture. Eligible applicant must have a declared agricultural major (such as agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine, horticulture, diesel mechanics). Submissions are due no later than April 29, 2022. For complete scholarship guide and application, click here.

DEADLINE: April 29, 2022

Grafton County Farm Bureau Scholarship

This scholarship is for any Grafton County resident who is a senior in high school, has graduated high school, or is a college student pursuing a career related to agriculture. Grafton County Farm Bureau will be awarding as many as two scholarships in the amount of $1100. If there is only one qualified applicant, we may award a larger amount to that person. Application deadline is April 8, 2022. Please follow the instructions on the application here and return by email to Grafton County Farm Bureau Secretary Denis Ward.

DEADLINE: April 8, 2022

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, click here. For more information contact the Merrimack County Farm Bureau Secretary, Todd Larcoque at 491-6687.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2022

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 15, 2022. 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.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2022

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 Ruth Scruton.

Additional Ag Related Scholarship Resources:

Abbie Sargent Memorial Scholarship
Applicants for the 2022 Abbie Sargent Memorial Scholarship must be a resident of New Hampshire, a graduate of an approved public/private high school with average or better grades. Additionally, they must demonstrate acceptance of responsibility and financial need. Applicants must be a full or part-time student at an institute of higher learning. Preferences will be given to those enrolled in an agriculture related study. The application deadline is May 15, 2022. Download the application here or contact NHFB Financial Manager Leandra Pritchard for more information.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2022

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 April 1, 2022.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

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.

The Monadnock Localvores are now accepting applications for 2022 as well as donations to the scholarship fund. Applications are due by March 31, 2022 and donations are accepted throughout the year. For more information, to request application materials, or to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact the Cheshire County Conservation District at 603-756-2988 ext.4 or info@cheshireconservation.org

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

International Harvester Collectors New England Chapter 18 Scholarship
Our scholarship program is open to high school seniors who intend to further their education at a four year college, community college, or other similar institution (within the New England states only)

The scholarship is available for students who plan to pursue a career in an agricultural field (veterinary, agriculture, automotive/ engine work, etc.) at a school in New England.

The scholarship award is for one year, and will be sent directly to the institution to be used to pay educational expenses. There can be multiple winners in a given year. Candidates do not have to be Chapter 18 members; this is open to all of the New England states. For more information and to apply, click here.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022

Stanley Grimes Conservation Scholarship
The Stanley Grimes Conservation Scholarship is in memory of Stanley Grimes, Sr. Mr. Grimes served on the Merrimack County Conservation District Board of Supervisors for 33 years and was also active in his community of Pembroke, NH. Among many other civic roles, Mr. Grimes served on the school board in Pembroke.

A $1,000 Scholarship* is awarded annually to a Merrimack County resident who has been accepted into a two or four-year program of study in the field of Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Wetland Science, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science, or a related Natural Resources program. Fore more information and to apply, click here.

DEADLINE: May 6, 2022

GROWMARK Foundation Scholarship
The GROWMARK Foundation will provide 15 $1500 scholarships to students pursuing agriculture-related degrees or certificates at colleges, universities, or technical schools in the United States and Ontario, Canada.

At the time of application, students must be high school seniors or the equivalent, or continuing students enrolled in good standing at a college, university, or technical school. Students who have previously received a GROWMARK Foundation scholarship are ineligible to apply again; however, previous applicants who did not receive an award may still apply as long as they meet the other requirements. For more information and to apply, click here.

DEADLINE: April 14, 2022

NH Grange Scholarships
The New Hampshire Grange Foundation invites applications for the 2022 Clarence Sprague-John West Awards, an educational scholarship and grant program. New Hampshire residents pursuing an agricultural education related to agriculture production, economics or education, in that order of priority, are welcome to submit applications. Preference is given to Grange members and their direct relatives.

One application form may be used to apply for any of the five categories. The application may be submitted electronically (preferred), or printed and mailed. Historically awards have been made in amounts up to $1,000 each. 2022 awards will depend on funding availability and winners will be notified by August 1, 2022. Visit the NH Grange Foundation website to download an application www.nhgrange.org/grange foundation.html  The 2022 application deadline is May 20th. For more information contact the NH Grange Foundation at nhgrangefoundation@gmail.com.

DEADLINE: May 20, 2022

Big E Scholarships
Eastern States Exposition offers several agriculturally related scholarships. Amounts and deadlines vary. For more information visit https://www.easternstatesexposition.com/p/about/scholarships

NH 4-H Scholarships
The following scholarships are administered by NH 4-H. Applications are usually accepted at your county office, but double check the scholarship guidelines to be sure. Visit https://extension.unh.edu/blog/2022/01/scholarship-resources for full list of opportunities.

New England Sheep and Wool Growers Scholarship
The New England Sheep and Wool Growers Association annually present TWO memorial awards for $750 each. To qualify, a student must have completed one year of his or her undergraduate studies or be enrolled in graduate school. The applicant can not be in a Dual Enrollment program (being enrolled in High School and College at the same time).

These awards are available to the residents of the New England States and Eastern New York State where the New England Sheep and Wool Growers have an appointed director, to students who themselves or families are members of NES&WGA, or to students who have exhibited at the Northeast Youth Sheep Show. For full details and application materials, visit https://www.nesheep.org/contact-c1yzj.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2022

New Hampshire Beekeepers Association Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship program is to disburse scholarship money to graduating high school seniors and post secondary students who are continuing in a post secondary school in agricultural, biology, and/or honey bee related field.

  • Candidates must graduate from high school and be enrolled in a post secondary school.
  • Candidates must be continuing school in an agricultural, biology, and/or honey bee related field.
  • Candidates must be a member of a NH bee club or an immediate dependent of a member of a NH bee club.

The scholarship has an Essay submission deadline of MAY 1st in order to have the committee review. NHBA will make a presentation/announcement at our Summer NHBA Meeting.

The essay will consist of 300 words on your goals regarding the field of study chosen. Download an application here.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

Non-Ag Specific Scholarship Resources:

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the largest provider of publicly available scholarships in New Hampshire, awarding more than $7 million to more than 1,600 promising students each year. This is a scholarship program that hold funds for 428 scholarship programs. You fill out one application and they determine which ones you qualify for. For more information and application, visit https://www.nhcf.org/how-can-we-help-you/apply-for-a-scholarship/