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Scholarship Available for Horticulture Students:
Farm Bureau 2013 Scholarship
The Farm Bureau of San Diego County is committed to assisting students to complete their education in agriculture/horticulture or a closely related field. Each year scholarships are awarded to worthy students. Primary criteria for awards are career goals, work experience, financial need, grades and written expression. Secondary criteria are extracurricular activities and academic honors.
Any student entering or attending a two-year or four-year college or university is eligible. Applicants must be pursuing a course of study in agriculture/horticulture or a closely related field, and they must have a permanent residence in San Diego County. Membership in the Farm Bureau is not required.
Scholarship award amounts have ranged from $500 to $4000 in past years. Funds awarded in 2013 must be applied to the 2013-2014 academic year. Each student who wins a scholarship will be notified by mail.
Scholarship awards will be based on information provided in the completed application form. Previous applicants and former scholarship recipients may re-apply in future years by submitting an updated application, transcript, and recommendations.
Scholarship funds will be deposited at the educational institution in the recipient's name and applied by that institution to the student’s expenses.
Applications must include responses to all essay questions and be postmarked by April 8, 2013.
For more information and application visit their website: http://sdfarmbureau.org/AgintheClassroom/Scholarships.php
Horticulture Open House & Orientation:
Offered twice a year, before Spring & Fall semesters.
Date: TBA (Check back)
Join us for our Open House and find out how our program can get your life moving in a new direction. Come meet our professors; tour our facility; and learn about career, internship and scholarship opportunities. Everyone is welcome to the orientation, including prospective and current students!
MiraCosta College FFA Field Day Event:The MiraCosta College Horticulture Department held a Future Farmers of America (FFA) Field Day Competition on Friday, March 22, 2013. Over 100 students from 11 Southern California High Schools competed in the Field Day Event. These high school students came to MiraCosta to compete in 3 different horticultural based judging contests, from floral, vegetable, to nursery crops. Students, faculty, and staff with the assistance of FFA Advisors coordinate the contests. This years event was a huge success!
For more information, scholarships, job postings, and other horticulture related news & information check the display board located in the hallway of horticulture bldg. 7000.