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 $608,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

In 2024, the NAFB Foundation is offering multiple $7,500 college scholarships and one $10,000 scholarship. 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.

Click here for instructions and here to apply.

Applications will be accepted March 6-June 5, 2024. Please email for additional information.

2023 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Top row (L-R) Jennifer Holiday (Iowa State University), Paige Van Dyke (Oklahoma
State University) Michelle Stangler (University of Wisconsin – River Falls), Natalie Roe (University
of Wisconsin – Madison),. Bottom row (L-R) Madison Kreifels (University of Nebraska – Lincoln), Brook Vyvlecka
(University of Wisconsin – River Falls), Oscaline Usanase (Texas Tech University), Lydia Johnson (Iowa State University)

2022 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Front row (L-R) Lydia Johnson (Iowa State University), Hannah Chambers (University
of Arkansas), Seth Plaugher (University of Missouri). Back row (L-R) Sarah Thomas
(The Ohio State University), Erin Anderson (Purdue University), Paige Van Dyke (Oklahoma
State University), Michelle Stangler (University of Wisconsin – River Falls),
Ashley Hagenow (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities)

2021 NAFB Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Kathryn Grant (Missouri State University), Taylor Hartke (Southern Illinois
University), Rebel Sjeklocha (University of Nebraska, Dawson Schmitt
(Iowa State University), Ava Marshall (Illinois State University)

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, 2016 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)