One of the most important services we make available to our members is leadership development. There is no question that education is an important component of leadership. Providing opportunities for our future leaders to obtain an education, then, is an integral part of our fulfilling Farm Bureau’s mission.
We are proud that, since 1967, we have awarded over $3,000,000 in scholarships to deserving young people. The evidence of their successful involvement in our industry confirms the importance of the R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Program. The program pays dividends year after year to Farm Bureau and to our state.
The R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Program now offers:
- Six new scholarships are awarded each spring valued at $3,750 per year for four years of study at a college or university.
- Two new scholarships are awarded each spring valued at $1,000 per year for two years of study at a community college.
There are two exceptions within the community college scholarship program. The community college system offers 1+3 and 2+2 programs at North Carolina State University and a 2+2 program at North Carolina A&T State University. Application to these programs should be made through the community college system.
- The 1+3 Program - The scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 for the first year. The recipient will then receive $3,750 for the next three years IF formally accepted into the 1+3 Program at NCSU.
- The 2+2 Program
The scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 for two years. The recipient will then receive $3,750 for the next two years IF formally accepted into the 2+2 Program at either NCSU or NCA&T State University.
Eligibility requirements and application deadlines are clearly outlined in the scholarship applications for community colleges and colleges/universities. Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Janice Noffsinger at (919) 782-1705.
We urge every county Farm Bureau to encourage participation in our scholarship program among the young people in their communities and be a part of preparing agriculture for the future.