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2021-2022 Scholarship Applications Now Available

In an effort to provide food to California families in need, Farm Credit, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc., are partnering to assist the expansion of the state’s Farm to Family Program, as recognized last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The program is designed to help meet the growing demand at California food banks due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis.

The governor said in a press release that private funding from Farm Credit and other organizations “will be leveraged to launch a $15 million campaign to support the Farm to Family program through the end of the year.”

At Farm Credit West, we are focused on the future of agriculture and actively seek opportunities to support the next generation of leaders through educational scholarships.

Since 1994, Farm Credit West has proudly provided $989,500 to 266 scholars. Scholarship recipients are provided with $1,500 scholarships which can be renewed three times for a total of $6,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be an entering or current college student enrolled in agricultural programs and maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher. They must also be a customer of Farm Credit West or the spouse or dependent of a Farm Credit West Customer.

We recognize that our students have faced exceptional challenges over the past year, and we are committed to supporting their future success. The 2021-2022 Scholarship Applications are now available on the Farm Credit West website HERE.

Interested students must submit applications by February 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please email: