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Farm Grown Scholarships

The Gar and Esther Tootelian Charitable Foundation Farm Grown Scholarship award $1,500 annually to outstanding high school seniors who pursue a degree in an agriculturally-related field. The winner receives $1,000, while the honorable mention finalist receives $500.

The deadline to submit an application for this year is April 1, 2014. 

Please click here to download the application form.

Those wishing to apply for support must:

  • Reside and attend high school in one of the following counties: Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Merced, Madera, Mariposa, or Kern
  • Graduate in good standing from high school in 2014
  • Matriculate at a two or four-year college in an agriculture-related field
  • Not have received financial assistance from the Grizzlies Community Fund within 24 months of the deadline
  • Submit one (1) sealed letter of recommendation from an agriculture leader and one (1) sealed letter of recommendation from a teacher or school official (letters may not be from family members)
  • Submit an official copy of your high school transcript


Please mail all materials to:

ATTN: Community Fund, 1800 Tulare Street Fresno, CA 93721

The Grizzlies Community Fund will notify the winner of the 2014 Scholarship by April 30, 2014. The winner and honorable mention finalist will be recognized at the Fresno Grizzlies' Ag Night during the 2014 season.