News - KFB awards more than $400,000 in scholarships
- May 28, 2014
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 299 scholarship grants totaling $402,600 to students across the state.
County Farm Bureaus awarded 207 college scholarships for a total of $270,600, and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation granted an additional 92 student scholarships in the amount of $132,000 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.
“The Foundation’s goal is to assist as many individuals as possible in attaining their educational pursuits. Post-secondary education costs continue to rise and Farm Bureau scholarships help defray some of the costs associated with obtaining a degree,” said Tanner. “There is no better investment for the organization, than to invest in our members and their children.”
There are many scholarship opportunities available annually 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.