Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program
Leigh Fleming of Clarendon County
Eric Wilson of Anderson County
The South Carolina Farm Bureau Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program, which is sponsored by the SC Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, is designed to surface young leaders who can use the advantages of their youth to tell the farm story to audiences who may not otherwise hear it. It is also designed to display to the public that interest in agriculture, as a career, is alive and well. The SCFB Youth Ambassadors will receive a college scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00, exposure to state agricultural and government leaders, and leadership training opportunities. Ambassadors will make selected appearances (at SCFB’s expense) on behalf of agriculture and Farm Bureau, coordinated by the SCFB Promotion and Education Division.
Any unmarried male or female between the ages of 17 and 21 (can not reach their 22nd birthday before the SCFB Annual Meeting) who resides in a Farm Bureau member home is eligible to compete. The contestants must compete in or represent the county in which they or their family or guardian has a current Farm Bureau membership. Children or stepchildren who reside in the home of an employee of the SCFB Federation or its affiliates are ineligible to compete. Past state winners are ineligible to compete for a second time in the contest. County winners may not compete for two consecutive years. In order to ensure eligibility of county winners for the state contest, it is suggested that county eligibility rules be compared with the state eligibility rules prior to the county contest.
Contestants must be selected by their respective county Farm Bureau. Each county Farm Bureau may select one male and/or female Ambassador contestant to represent them at the state level. It is the responsibility of the county Farm Bureau to cover travel and hotel expenses for the Ambassador contestants representing their county during the SCFB Annual Meeting.
Typed applications and essays, along with a current color photograph (a school photo is fine), must be postmarked on or before October 1 and mailed to the following address:
SC Farm Bureau Federation
Attn: Women’s Program Coordinator
PO Box 754
Columbia, SC 29202-0754
The 2015 application will be available soon so please check back. Please note that all applications must be signed and approved by the local county Farm Bureau office.