Nebraska Farm Bureau is accepting applications for education loans and scholarships through the Charles Marshall Loan Fund and two scholarship programs, Cathy Day, director of special programs, said March 13.
“We want to make our members aware of the availability of these programs and encourage them to apply,” she said.
Charles Marshall Loans
The Charles Marshall Loan Fund
uses funds contributed voluntarily by Farm Bureau members. These funds are available to worthy individuals enrolled for training in accredited institutions. The Farm Bureau Ag Promotion Committee sponsors the loan fund program as a part of its overall program of work. Applicants are able to apply more than once, but new applications are required each year.
“Also there were two major changes to the loan application: the financial statement and County Farm Bureau Board form are no longer required. However, the applicants answer to the question ‘to what extent is your training dependent upon this loan’ will be weighed heavily,” Day said.
Applications are due July 1, 2013 and are open to all Farm Bureau members.
Kenneth Schwartz Scholarship
The scholarship fund
was established by the family of the late Kenneth E. Schwartz, who was executive vice president of Farm Bureau Insurance Company of Nebraska at the time of his death in 1987.
The Schwartz family has established these qualifications: applicants must be juniors or seniors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are majoring in an agricultural or agricultural-related program, including agribusiness. Applications may be made during the sophomore or junior year. Applicants must have demonstrated satisfactory academic performance during their freshman and sophomore years at UNL. They must be members of a currently paid Farm Bureau family in Nebraska. Neither gender nor rural or urban status is a factor in selection. Applications are due May 31, 2013.
The Greater Horizon Scholarship
is awarded to a student ages 18 to 35 who is from a Farm Bureau member-family, plans to study an agriculture-related field full-time at a college or university and plans to return to production agriculture. The applicant must demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and work experience. The deadline for the application is May 1, 2013. Up to two $1,000 scholarships may be awarded.
To apply for any of these programs, use the forms available on the Nebraska Farm Bureau members only website at www.nefb.org/members
, or contact Cathy Day at 800-742-4016 ext. 4750.
County Farm Bureau Education Scholarships
3 scholarships awarded for ag-related field; 1 $1,000; 2 $500; for seniors in Adams and Webster counties, preferably Farm Bureau members.
2 $250 scholarships awarded; contact Antelope County Farm Bureau at 402-887-4842.
2 $200 scholarships awarded; for Farm Bureau members; contact Margie Lloyd at 308-547-0420.
1 $300 scholarship awarded; applications due April 1; for Farm Bureau members in Boone County; contact Sharon Ketteler at 402-678-2574.
4 $500 scholarships awarded; ag-related field preferred and must live in Buffalo County; applications due April 1; contact Sara Everett at 308-234-2222.
Up to 6 $500 scholarships awarded; for Farm Bureau members in Burt County; contact Larry or Kathy Mussack at 402-374-2588.
2 $250 scholarships awarded; ag-related field; contact Clay County Farm Bureau at 402-469-5033.
2 scholarships awarded; 1 for $500; 1 for $300; for Farm Bureau members in Cuming County; contact Dennis Schultz at 402-529-6433.
Up to 5 $300 scholarships awarded; ag or ag-related field; applications due April 1; contact Ken Byam at 308-935-1820.
3 $500 scholarships awarded with preference for ag-related field; Farm Bureau members only; contact Dawson County Farm Bureau at 308-324-4000.
2 $500 scholarships awarded; for Farm Bureau members in Dixon County; contact Martey Stewart at 402-584-2252.
1 $500 scholarship awarded; ag-related field; applications due May 1; contact David Saalfeld at 402-652-8678.
Must belong to a family that has been a Douglas County Farm Bureau member three years or more; craduate of a Douglas County High School; cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0; application submitted by March 15; contact Douglas County Farm at 402-991-1433 or
2 $250 scholarships awarded to Farm Bureau members only; given to students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year; contact Dundy County Farm Bureau at 308-423-2223.
2 $500 scholarships for Frontier County Youth Ambassador; ag-related field; residents of Frontier County only; contact Frontier County Farm Bureau at 308-367-4350.
2 $100 scholarships awarded to Farm Bureau members only; contact Hayes County Farm Bureau at 308-286-3431.
Holt County Memorial Scholarship Fund; 2 $500 scholarships awarded to Farm Bureau member families; preference to applicants entering an ag-related field; contact Farm Bureau office in O’Neill or Atkinson.
1 $500 scholarship awarded; ag-related field and preference to Howard County members; applications due April 13; contact Margie Townsend at 308-754-5481.
A total of $1,000 to Kearney/Franklin county students; ag-related field has priority; contact Kearney/Franklin County Farm Bureau at 308-832-2290.
3 $150 scholarships awarded; must be a Keith County member; contact Sherry Gies at 308-239-4497.
2 $250 scholarships awarded for ag-related field; applications due April 15; contact Beverly Atkins at 308-682-5647.
The Lancaster County Farm Bureau Scholarships are administered by Southeast Community College and by the University of Nebraska Foundation for UNL and NCTA. Students who are residents of Lancaster County and/or who graduate from a high school in Lancaster county are eligible for a scholarship. They need to pursue a course of study in agriculture at Southeast Community College or NCTA, or declare a major in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL. Students who are interested in a scholarship need to contact the school they plan to attend. Contact Herschel Staats at 402-483-5673.
Kent Boyer Memorial Scholarship administered by Community Foundation to graduating senior majoring in agriculture. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
2 $500 scholarships awarded; contact Lincoln County Farm Bureau at 308-534-9694.
2 $250 scholarships awarded; for Farm Bureau members in Madison County; contact the Madison County Office at 402-371-1520.
Up to 3 scholarships awarded; available to Farm Bureau members; contact the Merrick County office at 308-946-3893.
2 $300 scholarships awarded; preference to agriculture majors; available to Morrill County members; contact Regina Rhodes at 308-262-0858.
1 $200 scholarship awarded; ag-related field; applications due April 1; contact Bob McNeff at 308-536-2836.
$1,000 each year; 2 scholarships of $300 and 1 of $400; must be Farm Bureau member; ag-related field; contact Perkins County Farm Bureau at 308-352-4320.
1 $250 scholarship awarded; for Farm Bureau members in Pierce County; contact Pierce County office at 402-329-6284.
2 $500 scholarships awarded; ag-related field with preference to Platte County members; applications due April 15; contact Stan Rosendahl at 402-285-0469.
2 $300 scholarships awarded; contact Abbie Peterson at 402-747-2186.
1 scholarship awarded; 1 $100 nursing scholarship; contact Loren Ammon at 402-244-5304.
2 $250 scholarships awarded; ag-related field; must be a Saline County member; contact Pat Hudecek at 402-821-2157.
Scotts Bluff County:
3 $500 scholarships awarded; applications due April 14; contact Shannon Kampbell at 308-632-3082.
1 or more $500 scholarship(s) awarded; applications due July 1; ag-related field; must be a Sarpy County member; can reapply and extend for 4 years; contact Sarpy County Farm Bureau at 402-339-8778.
1 or more $250 scholarship(s) awarded; applications due April 1; ag-related field; must be a Saunders County member; contact Sharon Vermeline at 402-909-2160.
1 $500 scholarship awarded; for Thayer County resident with plans to study in ag or ag-related field; deadline is March 1; contact Thayer County Farm Bureau at 402-768-6218.
2 $250 scholarships awarded; for Farm Bureau members in Thurston County; contact Joel Lamplot at 402-385-2452.
4 $1,000 scholarships awarded; must be a Washington County member for a minimum of 2 years; deadline is March 15; contact Judy Geisler at 402-654-3685.
2 $1,000 scholarships awarded; contact Robert Dowling at 402-585-4504 or cell at 402-360-3932.
1 $500 scholarship awarded; contact Jerry Stahr at 402-366-0602.