The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is committed to educating and supporting the next generation of farmers, ranchers and agriculture professionals. In order to fulfill our mission, we believe strongly that we must invest in our future. We have numerous scholarship opportunities that are available to high school and college students.

Charles Marshall 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 be a Nebraska Farm Bureau Member or belong to a member family.
  • Must have received the award previously.
  • Applications are due May 1.

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Collegiate Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarship is awarded to an outstanding member of a Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter.

County Farm Bureau Scholarships

Over 40 County Farm Bureaus offer a scholarship for students. Each county has a few requirements unique to their area.

Click here to see list of County Farm Bureau specific scholarships.

Hall County Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $1,000 for students who (1) live in or attend school in Hall County, Nebraska, and (2) plan to pursue a course of study and career related to agriculture in Nebraska.

Membership in Hall County Farm Bureau is not required to apply.  Hall County Farm Bureau Members will receive preference.

Applications due April 1.

Keith R. Olsen Agricultural Policy Internship Award

  • 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 due  November 2016
For more information about this award contact Dr. Brad Lubben at blubben2@unl.edu.



Kenneth E. Schwartz Memorial Farm Bureau 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 an incoming 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.
  • Applications are due April 1

LEAD Scholarship

The Nebraska LEAD Scholarship provides five $1,000 awards to Farm Bureau members who participate in the Nebraska LEAD program and commit to serving in a leadership role with Farm Bureau upon completion of LEAD.

  • Accepted member of a Nebraska LEAD Class
  • Member of a County Farm Bureau in Nebraska
  • Applications are due September 15

Nebraska Agricultural Education Student Teacher Scholarship Program

  • Must be enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Education teacher education program. Eligible to apply for scholarship for the value of approximately one-half tuition or $1,500 for the semester in which the student's student teaching experience occurs. All candidates must apply, prior to applying for scholarship, for state and/or federal loan assistance programs. The scholarship will be applied to student's account at the University.
  • Must belong to a member family, have own membership or be a student member of Nebraska Farm Bureau.
  • Applications are due April 24

Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation Scholarship in Honor of Max & Eric Brown

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation seeks applicants for awards of up to $2,500 per selected student.
  • Must be 25 year old or older.
  • Be legal residents of the United States.
  • Show demonstrated commitment to the future of the industry of agriculture and rural communities in Nebraska.
  • Be enrolled in post-secondary education institutions in Nebraska including but not limited to, community college, technical school, or training programs.
  • Applications are due June 1.

Ron Hanson Collegiate Leader Scholarship

The Ron Hanson Collegiate Leader Scholarship was established in 2018 to recognize and encourage rising leaders in Nebraska agriculture. The scholarship is open to members of Collegiate Farm Bureau at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln who are pursuing a degree from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Two scholarships of $1,500 each are available for the 2018-2019 school year.

Applications are due October 22.

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Student Project Grant

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants provide funds for students to begin or expand their 4-H or FFA project. Farm Bureau is excited to support student members in their real world endeavors.
  • Four (4) grants up to $1,000 each will be awarded
  • Applications are due April 15
  • Winners will be selected by a Farm Bureau committee
  • Applicants MUST be Farm Bureau Student members

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Contact Audrey Schipporeit, Director of Generational Engagement at (402) 499-5802.