Scholarship Program

Since 1977, the NAFB Foundation has provided financial support and educational opportunities in the form of college Scholarships to assist students in pursuit of careers in agricultural communications. More than $395,750 in scholarships has been awarded.

The NAFB Foundation offers multiple $5,000 college scholarships;  the Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship and the George Logan Scholarship. Additional sponsored scholarships have been offered in the past, including the Orion Samuelson Scholarship (presented by CME Group), the Grow Smart Scholarship (presented by BASF), the National Wheat Foundation/U.S. Wheat Associates Scholarship, and the Noble Research Institute Scholarship . These scholarships are recognized at NAFB Convention in Kansas City each November and recipients receive an expense-paid trip to attend the convention as part of the award.

The application period for 2019 scholarships has closed.

To apply for the 2020 scholarships, applicants must be a college Junior, Senior or Graduate student for the Fall 2020 semester and enrolled in or transferring to an agricultural communications curriculum. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with concentration and/or application in broadcast media (this may include internet/online media distribution). Click here to review the instructions for the NAFB Foundation Scholarship Application and proceed with the application. Please email for additional information.


2018 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
L to R: Matthew Winterholler, (Texas Tech University), Jacqueline
Janorschke (University of Missouri), Corryn La Rue (Utah State University),
Christy Allen (University of Illinois) and Alexandra Voichoskie
(University of Nebraska)

2017 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
L to R: Krista Temple, (University of Illinois), Rhiannon Branch
(Murray State University), Hannah Borg (University of Nebraska),
Bobbi Jo Bergum (Purdue University) and Delaney Howell
(Texas Tech University)

2016 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Back Row (L-R) JD Rosman (Oklahoma State University), Cameron
Jodlowski (Iowa State University), Hanan Southard (University of
Arkansas). Front Row (L-R) Nora Faris (University of Missouri),
Greg Akagi, NAFB Foundation President, Mara McGurl (University
of Georgia, Courtney Wingate (Texas Tech University)

2015 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
2015 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
(L-R) Kelsey Litchfield (University of Illinois), Samantha Capoun (Kansas
State University), Bryce Doeschot (University of Nebraska), Hli
Yang (University of Missouri)