Texas Farm Bureau Increases Investment in Scholarships

The Texas Farm Bureau increased its investment in scholarships by $297,000 this year. (Courtesy of image)

WACO, Texas – The Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) increased its investment in scholarships by $297,000 this year, enabling the state's largest agricultural organization to support more high school graduates and enrolled college students.

TFB is awarding $532,000 in scholarships this year to students pursuing degrees in college, trade school, agricultural education or rural veterinary medicine.

“The future of Texas and agriculture rests in the hands of the next generation who make decisions about colleges and trade schools,” said TFB President Russell Boening. “Expanding the scholarship program will allow us to support more students, and we are proud to make this increased investment in these future leaders.”

TFB increased the amounts for several scholarships for enrolled college students, including the SM True Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award, the Rural Veterinary Scholarship, the Mia Balko Student Teaching Scholarship, the Young Farmer & Rancher Enrolled College Students and scholarships offered by Texas State Technical College (TSTC).

The organization also awarded new scholarships this year and nominated four finalists for the SM True Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award and the Rural Veterinary Scholarship.

The Texas Success Scholarship awarded by TSTC has been increased to 70 $1,000 scholarships, awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

High school scholarship amounts were also increased for the District Memorial and Honor Scholarships and the Young Farmer & Rancher High School Scholarship.

Additionally, TFB awards $45,000 in scholarships to high school students through FCCLA, Texas 4-H and Texas FFA, and $1,500 through the Texas Rural Education Association Scholarship.

Winners of TFB's AgVentures Challenge will receive $24,000 in scholarships. To participate in the challenge, students must attend TFB’s Thrive conference.

The full list of scholarships is available online at

–Texas Farm Bureau

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