Scholarships

Jose German Basurto
Jose German Basurto, recipient of 2017 Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship

Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for entry-level and current college student majoring in agriculture and has grown to a $4,000 annual award. The student must live in either Santa Cruz County or within the boundaries of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District or be a member of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. The scholarship has awarded thousands of dollars to college students since its inception.

The Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship has teamed up with American AgCredit to offer a $4,000 award for a student entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture. This award will be allocated for the remaining years in college (max. 4 years) with verification of registration for each session of full time classes.

Eligibility

Students and/or their legal guardian must live either in Santa Cruz County or within the Pajaro Valley Unified School District boundaries, or a current member of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.

Criteria

Criteria for the scholarship are based on student leadership skills, a demonstrated commitment to the industry, grades and financial need.

Award

The recipient of this scholarship will receive the award upon proof of enrollment in college. The awards will be issued proportionately during the school year.

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2017 Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship Program was Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

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Call (831) 722-6622 or e-mail agri-culture@sbcglobal.net if you have any questions.

Ashley, Devery
Ashley Devery, recipient of the 2016 Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship

Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship was established in 2009. The recipient must be active in District 4 of the California High School Rodeo Association, the California 4-H Horse Program or an equine program in college.

The organization Agri-Culture is pleased to offer the following scholarship to a deserving student interested in pursuing a career in agriculture and/or animal sciences.

2017 Deadline: Wednesday, August 16th

The Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00. Students active (past or present) in California High School Rodeo Association, District 4 or California 4-H Horse program, may apply for this scholarship to be used at a college, or professional technical school of choice.

Eligibility

Only student’s active (past or present) in the California High School Rodeo Association, District 4 or a California 4-H Horse program may apply.

Criteria

Selection will be based on the student’s scholastic record, special activities, personal history, letters of recommendation and financial need.

Award

The recipient of this scholarship will receive the award upon proof of enrollment in college, or professional technical school.

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2017 Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship Program was Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Click this link to download application:
application-jeannie-witmer-2017

Call (831) 724-1356 or (831) 722-6622, or e-mail agri-culture@sbcglobal.net if you have any questions.

Both scholarship applications are available through Agri-Culture, 141 Monte Vista Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076. The phone number is (831) 722-6622, or you may visit our website at www.agri-culture.us. Educating the public about agriculture is important. These funds help ensure agriculture will remain a viable industry in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. Agri- Culture wishes to thank those who have contributed. We hope many of you will include these important funds in your annual giving. Donating is easy, either online or mailing a check and designating the fund of your choice. All of our funds are housed at Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.