2023 “We Believe in Growing” Scholarship Application Available

Tulare, CA – Applications are now available for the 16th annual “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, presented by E.M. Tharp and World Ag Expo®. The scholarship was created to support agriculture education and encourage students from the Central Valley to pursue a career in agriculture.

High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern counties are eligible for the scholarship. To apply, students must plan to attend a four-year college or university with a focus on pursuing an agricultural career. Two students will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and the funds will be disbursed over four years at $2,500 per year. The deadline to apply is January 13, 2023.

“E.M. Tharp takes great pride in sponsoring the “We Believe in Growing” Scholarship”, said Casey Tharp, Vice President/General Manager of E.M. Tharp, INC. “As we enter our 16th year in sponsoring the scholarship with World Ag Expo we recognize the importance of supporting our youth and we know they are our future in agriculture. During these economical times we feel it is more important than ever to continue supporting our students in agriculture.

To be considered for the scholarship, students must complete the application, submit two letters of recommendation; one copy of their high school transcripts; and be graduating from high school during the 2022-2023 school year. 

“Ag education is our core mission,” said Jerry Sinift, CEO, International Agri-Center®. “We want to thank E.M. Tharp for continuing to host the scholarships each year and we’re proud to work with them again in 2023.” 

Download the application online at https://bit.ly/WAEScholarshipApp. Send completed applications to: E.M. Tharp, Inc., “We Believe in Growing” Scholarship, 15243 Road 192, Porterville, CA 93257, Attn: Kerissa Chapman.   

Scholarship winners will be announced in early February and recognized during World Ag Expo®.


The International Agri-Center® is host to World Ag Expo®, February 14-16, 2023. An estimated average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries attend World Ag Expo® each year. The largest annual agricultural show of its kind, World Ag Expo® hosts more than 1,200 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Learn more at www.worldagexpo.org.

E.M. Tharp, Inc. is known throughout the West as the leading trucking sales, parts, and service provider – a reputation that has been earned through eight decades of pure dedication to keeping promises and getting every job done right the first time. Learn more at http://www.emtharp.com/.