Agriculture & Vocational
   Agriculture Scholarships 

Farm Bureau provides a number of scholarship opportunities for students pursuing careers within the scope of agriculture. Below is a listing of scholarships and links to more information.

Download a printable scholarships brochure. 

The Charles E. Kruse Scholarship has been established to honor this outstanding agricultural leader. $1,000 is awarded annually. Application deadline is March 15, 2019. For your convenience: Application may be printed or filled out prior to printing but can not be electronically submitted. Please fax or mail to address indicated on the bottom of the application. Click here for the application. 

Recipients must be Missouri residents and they, their parent(s), or guardians must hold a current Farm Bureau membership in Missouri. They must be a high school senior enrolling in a 4-year college or university with a declared major in an agricultural field and enrolled in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.

The C. R. Johnston Farm Bureau Scholarship in Animal Sciences, established in 1989, recognizes his contribution to Missouri Farm Bureau Federation and Missouri agriculture. More than $10,000 is awarded annually.

Recipients must be majoring in animal sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia and their parents must be members of Missouri Farm Bureau. In addition, recipients must have demonstrated academic achievement and have a record of leadership in agriculture.

Students wishing to apply should complete the University of Missouri Scholarship application form.
    For more information write, call or go online to:

         Associate Dean of Academic Programs
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
         2-64 Agriculture Building
         Columbia, MO 65211 (573) 882-0089

The Missouri Farm Bureau scholarship provides financial assistance to students from Farm Bureau families pursuing degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia. One $1,000 award will be made in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and one in Human Environmental Sciences.

Awards will be made to a qualifying sophomore, junior or senior pursuing a bachelor of science degree in agriculture (except animal science) and human environmental sciences. Families of recipients must be members of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation. 

Students wishing to apply should complete the College of Agriculture scholarship form or contact: 
Student Financial Aids Office
         11 Jesse Hall
         Columbia, MO 65211
         (573) 882-7506


The Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture provides $6,000 in scholarships to outstate institutions with active agricultural programs and Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapters.

Recipients must be pursuing a degree in agriculture and their parents must be members of Farm Bureau.
University of Central Missouri
           College of the Ozarks 
           Northwest Missouri State University
           Southeast Missouri State University
           Missouri State University
           Truman State University

Application may be made by contacting the Department of Agriculture at each school.

The Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassador program provides an opportunity for young leaders to represent agriculture and Farm Bureau for one year. One male and one female applicant will be selected each year at the Annual Meeting of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation. A $1,250 scholarship will be awarded to the two ambassadors.

Applicants must be selected by their county Farm Bureau to participate in the state wide competition. They must be 17-22 years of age, and their family must be a Farm Bureau member one year prior to the September 30 deadline.

Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/ technical school.

Students wishing to apply should contact their county Farm Bureau for additional information.

Many county Farm Bureau's offer a scholarship program. Contact the county Farm Bureau in your area for more information.

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture awards four $500 scholarships annually to students pursuing a degree or appropriate certification in fields related to and supportive of agriculture. This includes, but is not limited to: 1) Heavy Equipment Operations; 2) Electronics; 3) Welding; and 4) Diesel and Farm Machinery Repair.

2018 Vocational Scholarship Winners

Dalton Anstine, Johnson County

Bo Walker, Cedar County

Wyatt Niermann, Cedar County

Justin Viles, Polk County

All applicants or their parents or guardians must hold an active Farm Bureau member, must be enrolled as a full time student, must be enrolled for the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded and must be pursuing an associate of applied science degree or certification in a trade related to agriculture as listed above. Click here for the application. 

The deadline for this scholarship is March 31st, 2019.