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Farm Bureau accepting scholarship applications

The Georgia Farm Bureau recently announced it is accepting applications from high school seniors, whose families are members of the organization, for scholarships that could reach up to $3,000.

The group will give $14,250 worth of scholarships to 10 students, according to a Georgia Farm Bureau news release. It said that the top three recipients will each receive $3,000 scholarships, and the remaining seven students will receive $750 scholarships. The students' parents or legal guardians must have joined Georgia Farm Bureau by Sept. 1, 2010, to be eligible for the scholarships, the organization said.

Other requirements include: The student must plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences, or a related agricultural field, and they must plan to enroll in a University System of Georgia institution, or Berry College, during the 2011-2012 school year.

The application deadline is Feb. 25, 2011, and winners will be announced in May 2011, according to the announcement from the farm bureau.

To obtain an application, log on to http://www.gfb.org, or call the Clayton County Farm Bureau office, at (770) 478-3317, or the Henry County Farm Bureau office, at (770) 957-2608.

-- Curt Yeomans