July 22nd – Napa, CA– The Napa County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 scholarship recipients for graduating high school seniors in Napa County who are pursuing college study of agriculture.
This year’s recipients are all highly-qualified, motivated students who have a passion for agriculture and local land use issues. The scholarships are made possible by the family of Aldo Delfino, the late Ag Commissioner of Napa County, who valued both the opportunity to attend college and the opportunity to return to Napa County and serve the community and local agriculture. The Aldo Delfino Scholarship was established upon the death of Aldo in 1981 for the purpose of awarding scholarships, in his name, to local students planning to attend college and study some form of agriculture. To date, Aldo Delfino Memorial Scholarship fund has awarded over $160,000 in scholarships. The Napa County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers helped raise $3,500 towards this year’s scholarships.
The scholarship winners for the high school class of 2021 are: Benito Saldivar (Napa High School), Brandon Forgie (Saint Helena High School), Kaitlyn Glakeler (Saint Helena High School), Fernando Contreras (Napa High School), Troy Reed (Saint Helena High School), Liesl Wolf (Saint Helena High School), Ernesto Maldonado (Saint Helena High School), Valeria Heredia (Saint Helena High School), Harrison Wright (Vintage High School), Tania Echeverria (Saint Helena High School), and Alexa Hollister (Justin-Siena High School) . In addition, Kaitlyn Glakeler and Liesl Wolf received the 2021 California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) scholarship, administered by the Napa County Farm Bureau Foundation. Napa County Farm Bureau Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing college study of agriculture. Scholarships are jointly awarded with the Jack L. Davies Ag Preservation Fund.
“We’re extremely proud of this year’s scholarship recipients,” said Ryan Klobas, Chief Executive Officer of the Napa County Farm Bureau. “Not only does the Farm Bureau represent the current generation of agricultural professionals in Napa County, but we also ensure the next successful generation and these scholarships are a major way we accomplish that goal.”
Graduating high school seniors in 2022 who intend to pursue college study of agriculture or a related field are encouraged to check back at the Farm Bureau website next spring for scholarship application news at www.napafarmbureau.org