We Believe in Growing Scholarship


E.M. Tharp & World Ag Expo®

World Ag Expo® and E.M. Tharp Inc. present the “We Believe in Growing” scholarship; created to support agriculture education and careers.

High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern counties are eligible.

Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who will attend a four-year college or university to major in an agricultural field. The scholarships will be disbursed over four years at $2,500 per year, per student.


January 19, 2024

5:00 p.m. PST

Send Applications To

E.M. Tharp, Inc.

“We Believe in Growing Scholarship”

15243 Road 192

Porterville, CA 93257

Attn: Kerissa Chapman

For More Information

Kerissa Chapman



  • Officially graduate from high school during the 2023-2024 school year
  • Acceptance by an accredited 4-year college or university; if not accepted yet provide, which  colleges and universities you have applied to at this time
  • Future educational and vocational career goals must be related to agriculture
  • Applicant must reside in Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings or Kern counties
  • Completion of scholarship application, including transcripts and letters of recommendation

Incomplete, handwritten, or late applications will not be accepted.

  • Complete application, including all letters of recommendation and transcripts, prior to deadline of January 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Must receive application by deadline date and time, not postmarked.
  • Provide a transcript of your high school grades and ACT or SAT scores.(Please do NOT provide original transcripts in sealed envelopes or folded.)
  • Provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Do NOT: Fold Application, Send Application in Small Envelope, or Portfolio/Folder.

Submit TWO UNSTAPLED COPIES of your scholarship application; including transcripts and letters of recommendation to:

E.M. Tharp, INC

“We Believe in Growing Scholarship”

15243 Road 192

Porterville, CA 93257

Attn: Kerissa Chapman


Provide complete application packet in 9″ x 12″ or larger envelope, please NO binders, portfolios, etc. or folded in small envelope.