Frank E. Rogers Scholarship for Agricultural Studies

The Frank E. Rogers Scholarship for Agricultural Studies was established in 2009 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of
Rogers Orchards and the legacy of Frank “Bud” Rogers, the orchard’s 6th generation owner.

The scholarship provides financial support for graduating seniors of the Carl M. Small Regional Agriculture Center of Southington High School who are pursuing a college degree in agricultural food production. Future graduates who meet the criteria will be invited to apply each spring. Students who receive the scholarship may apply for renewed funding in their second, third and fourth years if they are attending college full time and pursuing a degree in agricultural studies as it related to food production.

“Having the younger generation pursue the study of farming so that we can continue to grow food locally is important and a very worthwhile career. I was fortunate to do what I love and would like to make it a little easier for someone else to pursue an interest and a dream through this scholarship. Our success was due in no small measure to Dad’s efforts. He came back to the farm after graduating from UConn with a degree in business in 1948 and was intent on passing it on to the next generation in better shape than he found it.” John Rogers, Rogers Orchards.

To learn more about how to apply for the Rogers Scholarship, contact Candice Tabone at or 860.229.6018, ex. 300.