The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation is proud to support students pursuing degrees in agriculture through the Al Christopherson Scholarship and the Paul Stark Memorial Scholarship.


Al Christopherson Scholarship

Scholarship winners Kendra Waldenberger and Jaylynn Frandrup2021 Al Christopherson Scholarship Recipients Kendra Waldenberger and Jaylynn Frandrup

Who is eligible?
  • Any person who is a Farm Bureau member or qualifies under their family's membership.
  • Those enrolled in an accredited school and is going into their junior or senior year of college, last year of area vocational technical institute or graduate work.
  • Those enrolled in agriculture, conservation or forestry.
How they are awarded?
  • Based on scholarship, leadership and agricultural interest.
  • Creative essay, limited to no more than 500 words, describing the applicant’s interest in agriculture, conservation or forestry related field.

Applications are due September 30. 

Al Christopherson Scholarship Application

Paul Stark Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship winner Ella Thome2021 Paul Stark Memorial Scholarship Recipient Ella Thome

Who is eligible?
  • Any person who is a Farm Bureau member or qualifies as a member under their family's membership.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited school and is going into their freshman or sophomore year of college or vocational technical institute.
  • Major must be in agriculture, conservation or forestry related field.
How are they awarded?
  • Based on scholarship, leadership and agricultural interest.
  • Creative essay, limited to no more than 500 words, describing the applicant's interest in agriculture, conservation or forestry related field.
  • Scholarships will be awarded following receipt of their school year end transcripts. (Freshman or sophomore year in which they received the award. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA or greater. Once transcript is received, funds will be sent to the recipient.)

Applications are due September 30.

Paul Stark Memorial Scholarship Application