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Far West Agribusiness
1717 S. Rustle Road
Suite 212
Spokane, WA 99224
Main: 509-465-5055
Fax : 509-465-5155

FWAA Scholarship Program


FWAA will begin taking applications for the 2015 FWAA Scholarship Year in late February - early March, 2015. The application form can be downloaded on this website by clicking on the file located on this web page (below).


Program Description

The Far West Agribusiness Association scholarship program has been designed to provide outstanding high school and collegiate undergraduate students with a chance to pursue their educational goals in college. There are two separate selection pools, one for graduating high school seniors and one for current college students. Scholarships are one year in length and will be awarded in various amounts up to (and not to exceed) $1,000 per student.


Eligibility Requirements

Any full-time student from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, or Nevada, and is pursuing an undergraduate degree from a college or university in the United States.


2015 Scholarship Application Instructions

An application is available for download below and must be received by March 31, 2015, and each application must include the following:

• Completed Application
• Three Letters of Recommendation from Non-Relatives
(1 academic, 1 supervisor, 1 character reference)
• Copy of Transcripts (official transcripts are required if selected for award)
• Professional Résumé (no more than 2 pages)
• 500-Word Essay focusing on the following topic:

“Agriculture faces many issues. Some examples are:
1.Water Quality Related Issues
2.Sustainability
3.Soil Health
4.Climate Changes
5.Social Acceptance of a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)

Pick two (2) of the five listed above and tell us how Agriculture should advocate for its industry.”

Please mail the completed application packet to the below address

Far West Agribusiness Association
College Scholarship Program
1717 S Rustle Rd, #212
Spokane, WA 99224-2065

Inquiries may be made by calling FWAA office at (509)465-5055 or by emailing scholarships@fwaa.org.


2015 FWAA Scholarship Application Form (141.38 KB)

Scholarship Committee

Special Thanks to our Scholarship Committee.

Leslie Hammer, Committee Chair - The McGregor Company, Waitsburg, WA
Andy Hutchison - J.R. Simplot Company - Boise, ID
Curt Crossman - Helena Chemical Company - Culver, OR
Phil Allison - Land View, Inc - Nampa, ID
Rick Phillips - J.R. Simplot Company - Pocatello, ID
Tim Wasko - J.R. Simplot Company - Independence, OR