TULARE COUNTY – Local ag students can milk the opportunity to take their education even further as the Tulare County Cattlewomen opens up a route to scholarship grants for aspiring farmers.
The nonprofit organization is offering scholarships based on students’ academic achievement and leadership skills. To qualify to apply for a scholarship, students must be currently attending college or junior college or have graduated from a high school in Tulare County. Undergraduate and graduate students are also eligible and welcome to apply.
On top of meeting the necessary education level, it is preferred that the recipients of the scholarship major in an agriculture field with an emphasis in livestock.
The available scholarships include the Marian Guthrie Memorial Scholarship for $1,500, the Dolores Fitterer Memorial Scholarship for $1,000, the Justin Nuckols Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 as well as two additional $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded this year to students ready to start their farming careers.
The recipient of the scholarship will receive the first half of the scholarship when the scholarship committee receives verification of full-time (12 units) fall semester enrollment at a college or university. The second half will be sent to the recipient once verification of full-time spring semester enrollment is received for the second semester.
Since 1949, the Tulare County Cattlewomen have used their grassroots volunteer spirit to educate the world’s consumers about the beef industry. The cattlewomen members participate in the beef industry’s legislative process through their volunteer call to action phone tree and by partnering with the state, and national cattlemen and cattlewomen’s associations.
Anyone interested in applying for a scholarship can contact the scholarship committee or contact Judie Church at 559-359-3586. To be considered, applications must be postmarked no later than March 1.