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GFB and Wesleyan College agreement offers scholarships

by Jennifer Whittaker
GFB Publications Editor

Posted on May 29, 2024 12:38 PM

Photo courtesy of Wesleyan College


Thanks to a memorandum of understanding Georgia Farm Bureau has signed with Wesleyan College, GFB members and employees or their family members are eligible to receive a $5,000  scholarship from Wesleyan toward undergraduate, graduate or online tuition. This is in addition to any merit scholarship a student might receive upon entrance to Wesleyan.

“Part of Georgia Farm Bureau’s mission is to help farm families achieve an equitable standard of living and ensure agriculture remains a thriving industry. Education is key to ensuring the future success of Georgia’s rural communities and farm families,” GFB President Tom McCall said. “That’s why Farm Bureau is proud to have signed a memorandum of understanding with Wesleyan College that gives Farm Bureau members and our employees a chance to earn a degree from one of our state’s prestigious private colleges more affordably.” 

Founded in 1836 in Macon, Wesleyan was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Wesleyan offers women two undergraduate degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in 24 majors.

Wesleyan also offers nontraditional students online degree programs with year-round admission for accounting, applied psychology and business administration majors. 

Men and women can enroll in five graduate programs at Wesleyan. These are a Master of Business Administration, Master of Education in Elementary Education, Master of Science in Nonprofit Management, Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a Master of Music. Designed for working professionals, Wesleyan’s fast-track graduate programs are all offered online. 

“Wesleyan College and Georgia Farm Bureau have a shared mission when it comes to using education as a tool for empowerment at the individual and community level,” said Wesleyan President Meaghan Blight. “Through this partnership, I know we can help Georgia Farm Bureau members of all ages access educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels to foster growth in their communities and across the agricultural sector.”

Undergraduate students enjoy living on Wesleyan’s historic 200-acre campus located in north Macon. Wesleyan has basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track, and volleyball teams that compete in the NCAA Collegiate Conference of the South. The school also has an equestrian team that competes in Intercollegiate Horse Show/Dressage Association events. 

Between scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment, Wesleyan's cost of tuition can be lower than many public schools. Visit to learn about the school. 

GFB employees should contact Rhea Miller at or 478.474.0679, ext. 5374 for more information. GFB members interested in information about undergraduate programs should contact admissions@wesleyancollege.eduor for graduate programs, or call 478-757-5206. To become a GFB member, visit