2022 E.M. Tharp & World Ag Expo® “We Believe in Growing” Scholarship Application Available

Tulare, CA – World Ag Expo® and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the 15th annual “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, created to support agriculture education. High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by January 14, 2022, to be considered. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to two students who attend a four-year university to major in an agricultural field. The scholarships will be disbursed over four years at $2,500 per year. 

“E.M. Tharp is proud to once again partner with World Ag Expo to host the “We Believe in Growing” Scholarship,” said Casey Tharp, vice president of E.M. Tharp, Inc. “At E.M. Tharp we know agriculture is the backbone of our economy and our youth are our future. By continuing to support the scholarship program we continue to support agriculture, education, and our youth.”

To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit two letters of recommendation; one copy of their high school transcripts; and be graduating from high school during the 2021-2022 school year. 

“Supporting ag education is the most important thing our organization can do,” said Jerry Sinift, CEO, International Agri-Center®. “We are proud to work with E.M. Tharp to make this scholarship a reality. Funds for education are more important than ever as ag continues to innovate for the future.” 

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 8-10, 2022. An estimated annual 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 1,400 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Learn more online 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/.