The Bingham County Farm Bureau Federation is offering $8,000 worth of scholarships to local high school and college students as well as $500 grants to each of the five school districts located in Bingham County.
“We want a lot of people to apply,” said Joyce Dalley, Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chair.
Six scholarships will be offered. Three are agriculture related scholarships; three are non-agriculture related scholarships.
Awards for the agriculture related scholarships are 1st place $2,500; 2nd $1,500 and 3rd $1,000.
Each applicant must be a Bingham County resident and a high school senior graduating in 2012. Recipients must enroll in at least one agriculture related course.
Awards for the non-agriculture related scholarships are 1st $1,500; 2nd $1,000 and 3rd $500.
Each applicant must be a Bingham County resident and may also be attending college.
Each application must be received by the Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee by March 1, 2012.
Applications can be downloaded at www.idahofb.org , click on events and registration in the left-hand column.
In this application process, applicants must submit a completed application form and a letter about how the scholarship will benefit him or her. The letter needs to be addressed to the Scholarship Committee.
An electronic submission is preferred at email@example.com  or it can be mailed to Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee, Attn: Joyce Dalley, Bingham County Farm Bureau, 686 N. Meridian, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221.
Applicants will be notified by email regarding the status of their application.
Scholarship funds will be awarded to each student upon evidence of registration in an accredited post-secondary institution.
The Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee invites teachers in Bingham County to apply for a $500 classroom mini-grant.
These grants are for teachers, grades K-12. Grants, up to $500, will be awarded in each of the five school districts in the county.
Each request must be submitted in digital format, preferably in any version of Microsoft Word.
Each application must have one inch margins on all sides, be double-spaced in Times New Roman Font size 12. Please include a title page with name, grade level taught, building and district and the date.
This mini-grant is not limited to agriculture related projects; however, preference will be given to agriculture related projects that are typically not covered by traditional funding.
Please explain how you will incorporate agriculture education into your classroom.
Committee members would appreciate knowing how funds benefitted teachers and students. Please report to the committee in person, through email or by personal invitation to visit your classroom.
Email mini-grant requests to firstname.lastname@example.org  by Wednesday, May 1, 2012. Funds will be available by May 15.
Contact your school district office for more information or call Joyce Dalley at 684-4097. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com .
These scholarships and grants are sponsored by the Bingham County Farm Bureau Federation, not Farm Bureau Insurance, said Dalley.