PNWGFA Scholarship


The 2017 PNWGFA Scholarship is now OPEN.


The members of Pacific Northwest Grain & Feed Association are pleased to announce our plans to award multiple scholarships up to $2,000 to qualified applicants who are either working for, or have family members working with, our regional industry.
As the cost of college education continues to increase, obtaining an advanced education is becoming harder to achieve. Our scholarship program is dedicated to helping top students reach their academic potential and career goals, while responding to the financial pressures placed on their families.
To qualify for this award, applicants must be high school seniors, college freshmen and/or sophomores, who have either been accepted, or are currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university, and connected with our grain and feed membership in some way. Previous recipients of the PNWGFA Scholarship are not eligible to apply again.  The deadline for applying for these awards is April 3, 2018, so act now!

**NEW**  This year, the Board has added the PNWGFA Ag Leader Scholarship, which will be awarded to an exemplary student who is actively pursuing education and a career in an agricultural field.

Applications need to be postmarked no later than April 3, 2018.
The 2018 scholarship application has two formats:  the online application or the PDF fillable form.  The onus falls upon the student to ensure all required sections are correctly submitted and received by PNWGFA prior to the stated deadline.  Partial applications will not be considered.  
The recipients of the Pacific Northwest Grain & Feed Association Scholarship grants will be notified via phone and by letter by late-May. Special recognition to the membership will be given at the Annual Convention June 28, at Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, WA.  Recipients are welcome, but not required, to attend this event.  
I sincerely hope you will take advantage of this scholarship program by submitting your application today.  We wish you success in achieving your educational goals, and offer our assistance.  The next step will be yours.


Jim Bafus, Almira Farmers Warehouse Co.
2018 Scholarship Committee Chairman
Pacific Northwest Grain & Feed Association



Following these steps will improve your chances of being selected as a scholarship recipient:

  • Complete and return application as soon as possible. The application deadline is April 3, 2018.
  • Scholarship awards are based on the applicant’s GPA, Work Experience and Leadership Qualities, with a possible total of 100 points. Failure to complete one or more sections of the application will disqualify your application.
  • Use the space provided, and be as concise as possible. Within reason, additional information may be included on supplemental sheets (PDF version).
  • Recipients of the scholarship awards will be notified by the Association by mid-May.  Funds will be sent to the scholastic institutions within 5 weeks of the start of the school year.  All applicants will receive notification via letter by May 31, 2018.


All Direct members in good standing with the Pacific Northwest Grain & Feed Association:

  • Immediate family members of a Direct member.
  • Employee and/or a legal dependent of a Direct member.
  • Owner/Patrons, or their legal dependents, of a Direct member firm. Contact PNWGFA office to verify a PNWGFA Direct member.
  • All candidates must have received a letter of acceptance or be enrolled in an accredited college, university or community college.
  • Consideration will be given to, but not limited to students who have chosen a career in some area of agriculture, business, home economics or vocational education.
  • Applicants may only be awarded a PNWGFA Scholarship once; previous winners not eligible again.

Application Procedure:

The following must be submitted and/or postmarked by April 3, 2018.

 Submit all documents to:

  • Email:  (preferred)
  • Mail:

    Pacific Northwest Grain & Feed Association

    ATTN: Scholarship Fund

    200 S.W. Market Street, Suite 190

    Portland, OR  97201

  • Fax: (503) 227-0059

Selection Process:

  • The scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, demonstrated leadership, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and an evaluation by a counselor or advisor. 
  • All recipients must enter school no later than the fall term following the announcement of the scholarship.



To Apply:

Complete the application:



PDF form.



Please contact Margerie Sedam for any questions:

(503) 227-0234