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PAPA offers three scholarships to students enrolled full-time in accredited colleges. A student you know could be the recipient of up to $5,000!

The 2022 Scholarship application window closed on May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Our 2023 Scholarship application window will open on January 1, 2023 and close at 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2023.

2023 Scholarship Eligibility: At the time of application, all applicants must
- have successfully completed one full-time semester/quarter of college (current high-school students and students currently in their first college semester/quarter are not eligible)
- be currently enrolled in the Spring 2023 semester/quarter as a full-time student at an accredited college (full-time is typically 12 units but can vary by college)
- be returning as a full-time student in Fall 2023
- have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Proof of full-time enrollment in the 2023 Fall Semester will be required to receive scholarship funds.

The following criteria specific to each scholarship also apply:

Legacy Scholarship: $3,000
- Parent/legal guardian must be a 2023 PAPA member at the time of application
- All majors may apply

Agriculture/Horticulture Community College Scholarship: $3,000
- Only available to students enrolled at an accredited community college
- Studies must have an agricultural/horticultural focus (examples of acceptable majors)

Agriculture/Horticulture Scholarship: $5,000
- Only available to students enrolled at an accredited 4-year college (must have completed a quarter/semester at the 4-year college at the time of application – students enrolled at community college in Spring 2023 and transferring to a 4-year college in Fall 2023 should apply for the Agriculture/Horticulture Community College Scholarship)
- Studies must have an agricultural/horticultural focus (examples of acceptable majors)

Additional Honors: Award Amounts Vary
PAPA's Scholarship Committee may, at its discretion, select additional winners from the available candidates for all three Scholarships. 

Additional Polcies: Incomplete/inaccurate applications will not be considered and applicants will not be contacted for supplemental information. Students who apply but do not meet all eligibility requirements will be removed from consideration and will not be informed of their disqualification. Applicants who have previously been awarded a PAPA scholarship (not including runners-up/additional honors) are not eligible to apply for current of future scholarships from PAPA. Applicants who have previously applied and did not receive one of the three main awards may apply again. Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship at the same time, with the following restrictions: The $3,000 Ag/Hort Community College Scholarship and the $5,000 Ag/Hort Scholarship may not be applied for by the same person and no one may apply for all three scholarships.

  Omar Abulghanam


Winner of the 2022
$5000 Ag-Hort Scholarship

  Clayton Merrill


Winner of the 2022
$3000 Ag-Hort Scholarship

  Moana Bullock


Winner of a 2022
$3000 Legacy Scholarship

  Gavin Stoddard


Winner of a 2022
$3000 Legacy Scholarship

  Luis Cortes


Winner of a 2022
$2500 Additional Honor