Recipients of Ocean Mist scholarships gather at the Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival. ( Courtesy Ocean Mist )

Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, Calif., is seeking student applications for its fourth annual scholarship program.

The company rewards students who embody the four guiding values of Ocean Mist — integrity, quality, passion and success, according to a news release. The Ocean Mist Farms Academic Scholarship Program rewards students $1,000 scholarships for college tuition.

The company will give five public scholarships, and two to children of Ocean Mist employees.

“Supporting education and the youth in our community is a very important outreach initiative for us,” Diana McClean, senior director of marketing, said in a news release. “Each year we host a scholarship Ceremony at the annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival in June to celebrate each scholarship recipient.”

Applicants must live in Monterey, Riverside, San Benito or Santa Cruz counties, have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit an essay. For more information on the scholarship and application process, visit the Ocean Mist scholarship web page.

The deadline for applications is April 1.