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 $445,750 in scholarships have been awarded.

The NAFB Foundation offers several $7,500 college scholarships annually. This year’s recipients will be recognized at NAFB Convention this November in Kansas City, and each receives an expense-paid trip to attend the convention as part of the award.

The application period for 2021 scholarships has closed.

To apply for the 2022 scholarships, applicants must be a college Junior, Senior or Graduate student for the Fall 2022 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).

Please email for additional information.


2020 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Top Row: Kolt Buchenroth, (The Ohio State University), Dylan Davidson
(Texas Tech University), Taylor Hartke (Southern Illinois University)
Bottom Row:  Morgan Miller (Texas Tech University), Kari Slagel (Purdue
University), Jessica Wesson (University of Arkansas)

2019 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
L to R: Jillian Parrent, (Iowa State University), Kolt Buchenroth
(Ohio State University), Darby O’Connor (Texas Tech University),
and Macey Hurst (Missouri State University)

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)