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

group of four award winners standing in a line holding certificates2023 Al Christopherson Scholarship recipients Theresa Gustafson, Lily Krona, Megan Ratka and Kestlyn Willert

Who is eligible?
  • Any person who is a Farm Bureau member or qualifies under their family's membership and
  • Is 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 and 
  • Is enrolled in an agriculture, conservation or forestry-related program.
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

two people standing next to each other holding certificats2023 Paul Stark Memorial Scholarship recipients Natalie Neumann and Katie Radman

Who is eligible?
  • Any person who is a Farm Bureau member or qualifies as a member under their family's membership and
  • Is enrolled in an accredited school and is going into their freshman or sophomore year of college or vocational technical institute and
  • Is majoring in an 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