Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships
Scholarship Sponsored by Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Farm Bureau is committed to the development of youth and youth leadership. That’s why we invest in our youth.
Texas Farm Bureau devotes a large amount of resources towards youth programs and scholarships. Annually we award over $200,000 in scholarships in a variety of packages designed to meet different student needs. This includes various youth leadership organizations and students participating in our Free Enterprise Speech Contest.
The 2024 scholarship applications will open Dec. 1, 2023 and close March 1, 2024.
TFB High School Scholarships
High school students are eligible to apply for
- TFB District Scholarships
- TFB Young Farmer & Rancher High School Scholarship
- TFB Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
TFB Collegiate Scholarships
S.M. True, Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award
To acknowledge former TFB President S.M. True Jr., a $20,000 scholarship was established for college students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program with at least 60 hours of college credit and declared agriculture as their major.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a Farm Bureau member-family for at least three years at the time of application. Students are encouraged to apply at the end of their sophomore year for TFB’s most prestigious scholarship.
YF&R Scholarship for Enrolled College Students
The Young Farmer & Rancher Enrolled Scholarship is for students already in college pursuing undergraduate degrees. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours and a GPA of 2.5 or higher to qualify. Applicants must also intend to pursue a career in agriculture. Three $2,000 Young Farmer & Rancher Enrolled scholarships will be awarded.
Mia Balko Student Teaching Scholarship
This scholarship was renamed in honor of the late Mia Balko, who was the director of youth outreach and scholarship coordinator for TFB. Prior to joining TFB, Balko was an agricultural science teacher.
Four senior agricultural education students will receive the Mia Balko Student Teaching Scholarship each semester. The scholarships, valued at $1,500, aim to help students cover expenses during their semester of off-campus student teaching. Students who will be student teaching off-campus in spring 2024 are encouraged to apply.Go to Scholarship Application