Agricultural Scholarships


The California Table Grape Agricultural Scholarship Program was created in 2012 and is in addition to the California Table Grape Field Worker Scholarship Program, which has been in place for more than 30 years.


In 2015, two $20,000 scholarships were awarded to students living in the San Joaquin Valley who plan to study agriculture at a California college or university beginning this fall.  The agricultural scholarships were available to graduating seniors or to high school graduates living in the table grape growing regions in the state.


2015 Agricultural Scholarship Winners


Ms. Emily Babcock graduated from Porterville High School with a 3.95 weighted GPA.  She will attend Cal Poly to major in agricultural business with a goal of being an agriculture entrepreneur.  She hopes to promote agricultural literacy throughout the country so that citizens are aware of the huge role California plays in the nation’s agricultural industry and how vital it is to the nation’s economy and quality of life.

John D. Zaninovich, Merritt Farms, awards Emily Babcock a $20,000 four-year agricultural scholarship.


Ms. Paige Wilson graduated from Kingsburg High School with a 3.97 weighted GPA.  She will attend Cal Poly to major in communications/marketing with a minor in agricultural business.  She hopes to have an impact on the future farming and marketing of her family’s table grape business through consumer education and the intersection of policy, politics and agricultural production and marketing.

Gary Gipson, Gipson Farms, awards Paige Wilson a four-year $20,000 agricultural scholarship.


For more information on 2016 applications, contact