Scholarship

Whatcom Farm Bureau 2020 Scholarship Program

2019 Scholarship Winners
Whatcom County Farm Bureau awarded a $1000 scholarship to Holly Lenssen, the daughter of David & Heather Lenssen. Holly is graduating from Lynden High School this year and will be attending Washington State University where she will be majoring in agricultural education.

Whatcom County Farm Bureau awarded a $1000 scholarship to Holly Lenssen, the daughter of David & Heather Lenssen. Holly is graduating from Lynden High School this year and will be attending Washington State University where she will be majoring in agricultural education.

Grace Sterk

Grace Sterk, daughter of Dean & Stephanie Sterk, was also awarded a scholarship of $750 by Whatcom County Farm Bureau. Grace is graduating from Lynden Christian High school this year and will be studying accounting at Seattle Pacific University.

2018 Scholarship Winner
Luke Wolfisberg

Luke Wolfisberg won a $1000 scholarship in 2018.

2017 Scholarship Winner
Travis Lenssen

Travis Lenssen won a $1000 in 2018 and an additional $2000 scholarship from Washington State Farm Bureau.

2020 Scholarship Rules

The Whatcom County Farm Bureau is offering $3000 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 2020-2021 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, 2019, and kept current through May 15, 2020.

Applicant must not have been awarded the scholarship in previous years.
Application must be completed and returned by April 1, 2020 to:
Whatcom Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee

PO Box 703

Lynden WA 98264

Judging is scored as follows:

Academics/Transcript                                                                      20

Importance of Farm Bureau Essay                                            40

Career Ambition Essay                                                                    20

Leadership & Community Service Essay                               20

TOTAL 100

The Whatcom County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee will review the applications and make the final decision no later than May 15, 2020

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

Washington State Farm Bureau Scholarship Opportunity

Washington State Farm Bureau awards up to five $2000 scholarships every year to undergraduate students currently enrolled in agriculture or a related field at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of secondary education.

To apply for this scholarship, contact Whatcom Farm Bureau directly.