Imperial County Farm Bureau
2023 Scholarship Application Packet
Imperial County Farm Bureau is proud to offer scholarships to residents of Imperial County who have chosen a field of study that supports their goal of an agriculture-related career. Farm Bureau administers several scholarship funds from a number of sources, including the Imperial County Farm Bureau Scholarship (funded with proceeds from the annual Farm Bureau Scholarship BBQ) as well as the Al Kain Scholarship, Matt LaBrucherie Memorial Scholarship, Raul Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship, Jack and Pauline McConnell Memorial Scholarship, Jack Strobel Scholarship, and Vern Highley Memorial Scholarship (all funded with private donations).
The scholarships will be awarded to full-time (12 units or more) college students. High school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall, and current college students who will be continuing their studies full-time in the fall are encouraged to apply. The scholarship award will be a minimum of $250 and a maximum of $3,000. All recipients are eligible to apply for the scholarship the following year, provided they continue to meet the criteria for applying. The criteria for awarding the scholarships are based on a grading system that includes the following:
A. Scholastic Performance (minimum of 2.50 GPA to apply) 25%
Note: For purposes of grading, college GPAs will be adjusted upward by 15%. This is done to equalize the difference in the difficulty of college courses when compared to high school curriculum.
2. Scholastic Achievements
Other scholarships received, CSF membership, or other academic recognition (excluding honor roll and dean's list)
B. Extra-Curricular, Leadership & Community Involvement 25%
1. Extra-Curricular, Athletic, & Community Activities
Offices held in organizations, religious or service groups, appointments to advisory positions, etc.
3. Work Experience relating to Agriculture
C. Finacial 25%
1. Annual Family Income
2. Farm Bureau Membership
D. Written Expression (Please see Application for essay details) 25%
Maximum Score = 100%