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 Leandra Pritchard if you know of a scholarship that should be on this page!
County Farm Bureau Scholarships:
2023 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.
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 a scholarship in the amount of $1500. Contact GCFB Secretary Denis Ward for the application, due on April 3, 2023. Scholarship Notice HERE.
Merrimack County Farm Bureau Scholarships
The Trudy Gay Memorial Scholarship and the “Chip” McNamara Memorial Scholarship are awarded annually. Scholarships are open to all MCFB members attending post-secondary education. MCFB Scholarship Application 2023
DEADLINE: May 15, 2023
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. For more information or to obtain a hard copy of this application, contact the secretary of RCFB, Heather Fernald.
RCFB Scholarship Application 2023
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 2023 Abbie Sargent Memorial Scholarship must be a resident of New Hampshire, and a graduate of an approved 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. Contact NHFB Financial Manager Leandra Pritchard for more information.
2023 Abbie Sargent Scholarship Application
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 3, 2023.
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, Cheshire County youth receive financial aid to cover the cost of attending summer farm camps, 4-H programs, or membership to NOFA NH!
The Monadnock Localvores are now accepting applications for 2023 as well as donations to the scholarship fund. Applications are due by March 31, 2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. IH Collectors Scholarship Application.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2023
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 5, 2023
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.
NH Grange Scholarships
The New Hampshire Grange Foundation invites applications for their 2023 scholarship.
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited educational institution, in a course of study leading to a specific post-secondary degree related to agriculture, agricultural economics or education; working on a program for re-certification; enrolled in a general equivalency diploma program; taking enrichment classes; or participating in an organized internship. Grange Application is attached HERE.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2023
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/scholarships1
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.
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, 2023
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/