Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship


The Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a career with a focus on rangeland management, with an emphasis towards cattle and sheep ranching in conjunction with good rangeland practices.

Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2007 there has been over $1.34 million dollars awarded from the Russell Rustici Scholarship Program. The program has provided financial support to 138 students, and over 50% of recipients have received more than one scholarship award.

Students who are attending or entering a two-year or four-year college or university are eligible to apply. The Russell Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarships range from $2,500 to $5,000 and can be renewed annually. The scholarship requires a grade point average above C, but grades are not a primary award criteria.

Applicants are to use the California Farm Bureau Federation Application. The Russell Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship accepts applicants year round, please disregard the deadline on the form.


To apply visit the California Farm Bureau Federation website 

Application Deadline: Accepted at anytime (disregard March 1 deadline on form)

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Recipient Highlights


 

Weston Roberti

Agricultural Business

California State University, Chico

Roberti Ranch, Sierra Valley, California

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Kaitlin Swickard 

Agribusiness

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

5 Dot Ranch, Susanville and Napa, California

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