R. Flake Shaw Scholarship from North Carolina Farm Bureau


One of the most important services we make available to our members is leadership development. There is no question that education is an important component of leadership. Providing opportunities for our future leaders to obtain an education, then, is an integral part of our fulfilling Farm Bureau’s mission.

We are proud that, since 1967, we have awarded over $3,000,000 in scholarships to deserving young people. The evidence of their successful involvement in our industry confirms the importance of the R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Program. The program pays dividends year after year to Farm Bureau and to our state.

Students interested in the scholarship program should complete the application linked below and mail it to Harnett County Farm Bureau by March 15, 2011. County Farm Bureaus conduct an initial screening, submitting one application per county to the North Carolina Farm Bureau, which awards six scholarships each year. The nomination from each county must be signed by the county Farm Bureau president.

The R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Program now offers:
  1. a total of twenty-four scholarships valued at $3,000 per year for four years of study at a college or university in an agriculturally-related curricula. Six new scholarships are awarded each spring.
  2. a total of four scholarships valued at $1,000 per year for two years of study at a community college to receive an associate degree in an agriculturally-related field or to prepare for transfer to a college or university. Two new scholarships are awarded each spring.
To be eligible, a potential recipient must demonstrate:
  • Satisfactory grades
  • Good character
  • The intention to pursue a career in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field.
  • Financial need
  • Leadership potential

University Application

Community College Application

Harnett County Farm Bureau
PO Box 369
Lillington, NC 27546