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GC Farm Bureau offers scholarship opportunity to high school seniors

By Billie Owens

Press release:

The Genesee County Farm Bureau (“GCFB”) is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior in 2016. The award will go to a student member or to the son or daughter of a regular or associate member of the Genesee County Farm Bureau.  


Eligible students must be continuing their education beyond high school through a trade-school or two-year/four-year collegiate program.

Application Forms & Deadlines

Scholarship application forms are available from the Genesee County Farm Bureau office by calling 585-343-3489, by going to the GCFB Web site at, or by replying to this e-mail.

The award decision will be based on: involvement in agriculture and the applicant’s stated intentions to remain involved in agriculture; scholastic participation; activities; application responses and essays. The GCFB Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make a final decision about the award recipient.

Completed applications must be returned to the GCFB office no later than April 30. Interviews will be held if necessary. The award recipient will be notified by June 1st.

Award Details

The $1,000 award will be provided in two payments:  the first will be awarded on September 1st and the second will be awarded upon receipt of the first semester grades.  A copy of the first semester transcript must be sent to the GCFB office for review.  The student must obtain a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher to receive the second scholarship payment.

Contact: Diane Chamberlain, resource specialist


 29 Liberty St., Suite 212 Batavia, NY 14020

1-877-383-7663 (toll free) or 585-343-3489

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