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Georgia Foundation for Agriculture offering $65,000 in scholarships to students studying agriculture or related fields
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The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) is offering $65,000 in scholarships to Georgia students who are pursuing a degree in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer science or a related field, according to a release by the organization. 

According to the release, the GFA will award scholarships in four categories: scholarship for agriculture, technical college scholarship for agriculture, rising college junior/senior scholarship for agriculture and UGA College of Veterinary Medicine scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarships is March 1, 2022. 

The scholarship for agriculture is for high school students who plan to go to a college that is part of the University System of Georgia, Berry College, Emmanuel College or any other accredited college or university in Georgia with an ag program during the 2022-23 academic school year and pursuing an undergraduate degree in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agricultural field. 

“The GFA will award 10 scholarships of $3,000 each,” the release said. “The top three ranked applicants will be eligible for an additional $1,000 bonus.” 

The technical college scholarship for agriculture is for students who will be enrolled in a Georgia accredited technical college and who will major in an area of agriculture or an ag-related field of study like welding, mechanics, culinary arts or commercial truck driving. 

“The GFA will award four scholarships of $1,500 each,” the release said. “Visit https://gfb.ag/gfatechscholarshipmajors for a list of eligible schools and majors.” 

The rising college junior/senior scholarship for agriculture is for college students with at least two semesters of college left to earn their undergraduate degree from one of the schools in the University System of Georgia, Berry College, Emmanuel College or any other accredited college or university in Georgia with an ag program. Applicants must be majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or an ag-related field. 

“The GFA will award eight scholarships of $2,000 each,” the release said. 

Finally, the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine scholarship is for students who are currently enrolled in the UGA Veterinary Medicine program specializing in large animal or food animal practice. 

“The GFA will award two $5,000 scholarships,” the release said. 

For a list of eligible majors and schools for all scholarships or to apply for any of them, go to www.gafoundationag.org/scholarships. All applications, along with transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be submitted online by March 1, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be announced in the spring of 2022. 

“Scholarship checks will be sent to the qualifying college/university the recipient is attending and placed in their school account upon verification the student has met all qualifications for the scholarship,” the release said. “Scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors will be distributed for spring 2023 upon receipt of first semester college transcript indicating the recipient is pursuing an ag-related course of study and has at least a 3.0 GPA.”