2018 Scholarship Winners

Whatcom County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its 2018 Scholarship Winners.

Luke Wolfisberg

Travis Lenssen

Whatcom County Farm Bureau is a voluntary, grassroots advocacy organization representing the social and economic interests of farm and ranch families at the county level. As apart of this mission, they annually award $2000 of college scholarships to students in Whatcom County.

Whatcom County Farm Bureau awarded a $1000 scholarship to Luke Wolfisberg, the son of Hans Wolfisberg and Colleen Wolfisberg. Wolfisberg is graduating from Lynden High School and will be studying Agriculture and Food Business Economics at Washington State University.

Travis Lenssen, the son of David & Heather Lenssen, was also awarded a $1000 scholarship by Whatcom County Farm Bureau. Lenssen graduated from Lynden High school in 2017 and is finishing up his first year of studies at Washington State University where he is working towards becoming a Veterinarian.

Whatcom Farm Bureau 2018 Scholarship Program

The Whatcom County Farm Bureau is offering $2000 in scholarships to qualified Whatcom County students. A minimum of $750 will be awarded to each winner.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a scholarship.

  • Applicant must be a high school senior or currently be a full time college or university undergraduate student entering college, technical school or university as a full time student in the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Applicant must be a Whatcom County Farm Bureau member or the son, daughter, legal dependent or spouse of a Whatcom County Farm Bureau member, with membership dues paid prior to October 1, 2017, and kept current through May 14, 2018.
  • Applicant must not have been awarded the scholarship in previous years.
  • Application must be completed and postmarked or emailed by Monday, April 30, 2018 to: Whatcom Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee, PO Box 703, Lynden, WA 98264 Or whatcomfarmbureau@gmail.com

Judging is scored as follows:

  • Academics/Transcript 20
  • The Importance of Farm Bureau – Essay 40
  • Career Ambition – Essay 20
  • Leadership & Community Service – Essay 20

The Whatcom County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee will review the applications and make the final decision no later than May 14, 2018.

Scholarship payment will be made after one full term has been successfully completed with a GPA of 2.75 or better, and the recipient is enrolled full time for the next term. Prior to scholarship payment, recipient is responsible for having a copy of grades and a letter of re-enrollment sent from the college registrar to:

Whatcom County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee PO Box 703, Lynden, WA 98264 Or whatcomfarmbureau@gmail.com

For questions or further information, please contact:

Troy Lenssen, Whatcom County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chairperson
360-815-2577 troylenssen@hotmail.com

Melodie Kirk, Whatcom County Farm Bureau Administrative Staff
360-739-7764 whatcomfarmbureau@gmail.com

Click here for the application!

2017 Scholarship Winners

Whatcom County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its 2017 Scholarship Winners.

Dana Ebe

 

Austin Lenssen

 Whatcom County Farm Bureau awarded a $1250 scholarship to Dana Ebe, the daughter of Greg and Mary Ebe. Ebe is graduating from Ferndale High School and will be studying in Civil Engineering this fall at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Ebe stated "I am drawn to engineering because I would find it very rewarding to find solutions to issues in my community or projects in my future job."

Austin Lenssen, the son of David & Heather Lenssen, was awarded a $750 scholarship by Whatcom County Farm Bureau. Lenssen is graduating from Whatcom Community College and will be studying landscape, nursery, and greenhouse management at Washington State University. Lenssen said "I want to be a greenhouse manager growing flowers, bushes, and trees to sell for personal and commercial use in Northwest Washington." 

Whatcom County Farm Bureau 2017 Scholarships

The Whatcom County Farm Bureau is offering $2000 in scholarships to qualified Whatcom County students. A minimum of $500 will be awarded to each winner.

 Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a scholarship.

  • Applicant must be a high school senior or currently be a full time college or university undergraduate student entering college, technical school or university as a full time student in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Applicant must be a Whatcom County Farm Bureau member or the son, daughter, legal dependent or spouse of a Whatcom County Farm Bureau member, with membership dues paid prior to October 1, 2016, and kept current through May 15, 2017.
  • Applicant must not have been awarded the scholarship in previous years.
  • Application must be completed and postmarked or emailed by Monday, May 1, 2017 to: Whatcom Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee, PO Box 703, Lynden, WA 98264 or whatcomfarmbureau@gmail.com 

Judging is scored as follows:

  • Academics/Transcript 20
  • The Importance of Farm Bureau – Essay 40
  • Career Ambition – Essay 20
  • Leadership & Community Service – Essay 20

The Whatcom County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee will review the applications and make the final decision no later than May 15, 2017.

Scholarship payment will be made after one full term has been successfully completed with a GPA of 2.75 or better, and the recipient is enrolled full time for the next term.

Prior to scholarship payment, recipient is responsible for having a copy of grades and a letter of re-enrollment sent from the college registrar to: Whatcom Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee, PO Box 703, Lynden, WA 98264 or whatcomfarmbureau@gmail.com

For further information, please contact:
Debbie VanderVeen, Whatcom County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chairperson
360-354-1194 veenteam@gmail.com

Melodie Kirk, Whatcom County Farm Bureau Administrative Staff
360-739-7764 whatcomfarmbureau@gmail.com

Click here for the application!