CCM Scholarship Applications Now Open

Each year, CCM awards three scholarships to students who are pursuing an education or vocation in the agricultural industry. The CCM Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1996 with a substantial endowment from Bayer CropScience. Since then, the Scholarship Committee has awarded $94,000 to 67 students. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of supporting intelligent and driven students on their path toward a career in agriculture, and we look forward to selecting our next crop of scholarship recipients.

The deadline to apply for all three scholarships is April 15, 2024.

CCM High School Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a qualified high school senior pursuing continued education in an agriculture-related field. An eligible candidate must be a dependent of either a CCM member or a CCM member employee. Applicants must submit a resume that includes evidence of leadership skills, extracurricular activity, and work history. It also requires a separate one-page essay stating future goals and pursuits and a sealed official transcript.

APPLY HERE.

Charles Coggins College Scholarship

Named after the UC Riverside plant physiologist whose research on citrus considerably extended the fruits’ fresh market season, the Charles Coggins College Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to a college student studying agriculture. Applicants must be enrolled in college, a dependent of a CCM member or a member’s employee, and currently pursuing a degree in agriculture, plant science, or related field. Applicants must submit a resume that includes evidence of leadership skills, extracurricular activity, and work history. It also requires a separate one-page essay stating future goals and pursuits and a sealed official transcript.

APPLY HERE. 

Harrison B. Smith Memorial Scholarship for Cal Poly Students

In 2014, the Smith Family, who are longtime citrus growers and CCM members, provided a generous donation to the scholarship fund. The Harrison B. Smith Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to one Cal Poly student majoring in agriculture. Applicants must submit a resume that includes evidence of leadership skills, extracurricular activity, and work history. It also requires a separate one-page essay stating future goals and pursuits and a sealed official transcript.

APPLY HERE.

 

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