Student Scholarships & Loans

Click on the scholarships offered below to learn more and apply:

 

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.
  • Click here to download an application.
  • For more information or questions contact Cathy Day at cathyd@nefb.org or (402) 421-4750.

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.
  • Click here to download the Kenneth E. Schwartz Memorial Agricultural Fund brochure for more information.
  • Click here to download an application.
  • For more information or questions contact Kevin Burch at kevinb@nefb.org or (402) 421-4436.

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.
  • Click here to download an application.
  • For more information or questions contact Cathy Day at cathyd@nefb.org or (402) 421-4750.

Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship

  • 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. 
  • For more information, please contact Dr. Brad Lubben at blubben2@unl.edu or 402-472-2235 or Jordan Dux at jordand@nefb.org or 402-421-4437.
Current Winner

2013 - Audrey Smith of Walla Walla, Wash.

Past Winner

2012 - Bryce Vaughn of Alliance, Neb.

County Specific Scholarships


 

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