News - KFB awards more than $350,000 in scholarships
- May 30, 2013
Though the school year is winding down, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is already helping some students gear up for their first college semester. Heading into the summer, KFB’s state and county offices have provided 279 scholarship grants totaling $351,800 to students across the state.
County Farm Bureaus awarded 189 college scholarships for a total of $221,500, and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation granted an additional 90 student scholarships in the amount of $130,300 from both county and state funding sources.
KFB’s Education Foundation, created to help Farm Bureau members and their families reach their goal of obtaining post-secondary education, was formed in 1953. The total dollar amount of scholarships has increased year after year since the program’s beginning, which, according to Susie Tanner, Coordinator of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation, is a goal of Farm Bureau.
“Our goal is to help as many individuals as possible,” states Tanner. “There is tremendous cost in pursuing a college degree. The scholarship program is an investment in helping Kentucky students reach their educational goals.”
There are many scholarship opportunities available through the Education Foundation, and both traditional and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.
To learn more about the scholarships offered by Kentucky Farm Bureau, visit kyfb.com/scholarships.