Investing in Our Future
Each year CCM awards three scholarships to students who are pursuing an education and future in the agricultural industry. The CCM Scholarship Fund was created in 1996 with a substantial endowment from Bayer CropScience. Since then, we have awarded over 40 scholarships to deserving students.
The deadline to apply for all three scholarships is June 30, 2020.
CCM High School Scholarship
CCM awards one scholarship per year to a qualified high school senior pursuing continued education in an agriculture-related field. An eligible candidate must be a dependent of a CCM member or of an employee of a CCM member. Applicants are required to submit in writing: evidence of leadership skills, extracurricular activity, work history, and a separate one-page essay stating future goals and pursuits and a copy of current transcripts.
Charles Coggins College Scholarship
Named for UC Riverside plant physiologist whose research on citrus considerably extended the fruits’ fresh market season, the Charles Coggins College Scholarship is awarded annually to a college student studying in the field of 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 also submit in writing evidence of leadership skills, extracurricular activities, an interest in agriculture, and work history. A separate one-page essay stating future goals and pursuits is also required as well as an official, sealed transcript. Financial need will not be considered in selecting the scholarship recipient.
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 awarded annually to one Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo student majoring in agriculture.
Applicants must submit in writing evidence of leadership skills, extracurricular activities, demonstrated agricultural interest, work history, and a separate one-page essay stating future goals and pursuits. An official, sealed transcript must be submitted with the application. Financial need will not be considered in selecting the scholarship recipient.