Student Scholarships

Greater Horizon Scholarship

  • At least one $1,000 scholarship awarded per year with the possibility of two being awarded.
  • This scholarship is available to students enrolled full-time in a college or university’s agricultural field of study and that plan on returning to farming or ranching.
  • Must belong to a member family of a county Farm Bureau in Nebraska or have own membership.
  • Must be a resident of Nebraska.

Kenneth E. Schwartz Memorial Agricultural Fund

  • This fund is administered through the University of Nebraska Foundation.
  • At least one $1,000 scholarship awarded per year with the possibility of more being awarded.
  • Must be a junior or senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in an agricultural or agricultural-related program including agribusiness.
  • Must belong to a member family of a county Farm Bureau in Nebraska or have own membership.
  • A student who receives the scholarship as a junior would be eligible to receive the scholarship a second year if a satisfactory grade level has been maintained and the applicant again receives committee selection.

Charles Marshall Educational Loan Fund

  • This program, funded by voluntary contributions from Farm Bureau members, offers higher education loans for worthy members enrolled for training in accredited institutions for the advancement of professional skills.
  • Loans can be approved up to and including 50 percent of the cost of training which includes tuition, room, board, books, transportation, etc. The amount approved depends upon the needs of the applicant and available loan monies.
  • Must belong to a member family of a county Farm Bureau in Nebraska or have own membership.

Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship Award

  • The Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship award provides students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources the opportunity to complete an internship in Washington, D.C.
  • Students who participate in the Washington, D.C., program will work full-time on Capitol Hill for a member of Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation, a selected committee in the House of Representatives/Senate or at one of a number of agricultural organizations based in Washington, D.C. 
  • Applications for the internship award are generally due in January. 

County Farm Bureau Mini-Grants for Education

The Mini-Grant Program funds projects that will increase agricultural literacy. County Farm Bureaus may apply for grants of up to $500 for classroom education programs for grades K-12 to initiate new programs or expand existing programs to additional grade levels or new subject areas. Grants are available on a competitive basis. Each county Farm Bureau may submit only one application for a county project.

County Farm Bureau Scholarships

Most County Farm Bureaus offer a scholarship for high school seniors. Please see list here.



You must be a Farm Bureau member to apply for any of these scholarships and loans. To become a member, click here.

If you are already a member, click here to login and apply.

Cathy Day
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Interim Executive Director
Greater Horizon Scholarship, Charles Marshall Educational Loan Fund, County Farm Bureau Mini-Grants for Education
(402) 421-4750
cathyd@nefb.org

Kathy Stephenson
Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth E. Schwartz Memorial Agricultural Fund
(402) 421-4436
kathys@nefb.org

Jordan Dux
Director of National Affairs
Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship Award
(402) 421-4437
jordand@nefb.org

NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU
5225 South 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68512
P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501-0299
Telephone
: (800) 742-4016 or (402) 421-4400
Fax
: (402) 421-4439