New York high school seniors who are graduating and interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can apply for New York Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Youth Scholarship.

Eligible students can use the financial award for college or advanced training in the skilled trades. Statewide winners can earn up to $3,000 toward their future education.

The applicant or their family must be a New York Farm Bureau member, and the student must live and/or work a farm or be involved with agriculture in the state. The student must also complete the application which includes writing an essay addressing what they value and stand for in agriculture and life and how these values have impacted their decision to pursue an agricultural career.

Scoring will determine both county and district winners and may include a personal interview. Each district winner will receive $250 and then compete for one of two state scholarships worth $3,000 and $2,000, based on their submitted applications.

Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2022, and the judging will take place prior to April 20, 2022.

For more information, including the online application, go to New York Farm Bureau’s website at www.nyfb.org.

The scholarship information and web-based application can be found under “Promotion and Education” in the programs section of the website. Interested applicants can also call the New York Farm Bureau office at 800-342-4143 for more information.

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