Foundation Scholarships

South Carolina Farm Bureau Foundation Provides Scholarships

The purpose of the South Carolina Farm Bureau Foundation is to provide educational funds for scholarships to persons pursuing a higher education degree in agriculture or agriculturally-related majors.

The scholarships are for South Carolina Farm Bureau member families and will be awarded to rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of character, demonstrated leadership abilities, and dedication to agriculture or related fields. The recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the South Carolina Farm Bureau Foundation in accordance with guidelines developed by the Foundation's Board of Directors and approved by the Foundation's membership.  

To Apply

Applications for these scholarships should be mailed no later than April 30 prior to the beginning of the first semester of the following academic year.

South Carolina Farm Bureau Foundation
Post Office Box 754
Columbia, SC 29202-0754

If you are a Farm Bureau member and would like to receive an application, click here to request that one be mailed or e-mailed to you.

Leadership Scholarships

Number of Leadership scholarships:  To be determined by the Foundation's Board of Directors as funds are available.

The Leadership scholarships from the Foundation are in honor of six past Farm Bureau leaders that had significant contributions made to the Foundation in their honor.  Those six are: 

Robert R. Coker - S.C. Farm Bureau's first president.

Edwin Hugh Agnew - S.C. Farm Bureau’s second president

Harry S. Bell - S.C. Farm Bureau’s fourth president

David M. Winkles, Jr. - S.C. Farm Bureau’s fifth president

J. W. Wamer, Jr., Member of SCFB Board and affiliate companies boards

C. B. Mitchell, Member of SCFB Board and affiliate companies boards

Amount of each Leadership Scholarship:  $2,000.00 annually. 

Betty J. DeWitt Scholarships 

The DeWitt Award Program was initiated by the South Carolina Farm Bureau Women’s Committee to honor a faithful member and voluntary leader of the S.C. Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee and the American Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee.  One scholarship will be awarded annually with the amount to be determined.

Donations to the SC Farm Bureau Foundation

Individuals or groups are encouraged to participate in funding the SC Farm Bureau Foundation by making tax-deductible contributions to the scholarship fund of their choice.

Contributions intended as memorial gifts should indicate the name of the person for whom the gift is given and the name and address of the family member designated to receive the acknowledgment of the gift.

Contributions may be mailed to:

South Carolina Farm Bureau Foundation
Post Office Box 754
Columbia, SC 29202-0754