Every great idea starts with the planting of one metaphorical seed. Over time, that tiny speck grows into something more complex and intricate until one day it’s ripe enough to sample. What happens when what develops from that metaphorical seed has to do with actual seeds? A revolution in the field of agriculture!
Consider your last trip to the grocery store. Did you think about where the apples and corn came from? How about how the grade of beef or pork was determined? The answer is probably no but for those majoring in agriculture, finding answers to those questions is part of the curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate students. The interaction between humans, natural resources and livestock is at the program’s core but that doesn’t mean all agriculture majors are destined to work on farms. Required classes often include chemistry, biology and economics and, depending on the concentration you select – plant pathology, agricultural engineering and community and economic development are a few – myriad career opportunities await after college.
The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Program is for an Albuquerque High School senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM major- Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate an interest in math and/or science interest and skill through the SAT/ACT scores and/or strong [...] More
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. ASEV offers two scholarship programs: the ASEV Traditional Scholarship and the ASEV Presidents’ Award for Scholarship in Enology and Viticulture. The awards are not in predetermined [...] More
The APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship is offered to women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to [...] More
The ASHS Collegiate Scholars Award honors the academic achievements of junior and senior undergraduates from departments of horticulture or of plant and crop science who are majoring in horticulture. Students must be in the top 15% of their class, based on academic standing. The students should be selected on the basis of their scholarship achievements, leadership abilities, participation in [...] More
Each year, ACWA awards scholarships to deserving students in a water-resources related field of study. Awards are based on a combination of scholastic achievement and a commitment on the part of the applicants to their chosen fields, best demonstrated by pursuing a degree related to or identified with engineering, agriculture or urban water supply, environmental studies and public administration [...] More
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The Online Goldwater Application contains [...] More
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be [...] More
ASWP awards one $2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior from our service area of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Students who are applying to two or four-year colleges to further their studies in an environmentally-related field are eligible to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
Boren Scholarships, a prestigious initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for [...] More
The ACWA offers the Clair A. Hill Scholarship to a qualified undergraduate student. Eligible applicants must: be California residents attending a California State or University of California campus; be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a water resources-related field related to engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies, or public administration; commit to [...] More
Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer its scholarship programs from proceeds generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and Colorado Fall Home Show, to provide financial aid to students attending a college or university in Colorado. Applicants must major in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, biology (as it applies to horticulture/agriculture sciences), [...] More
The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB), through Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), annually awards up to eleven $2,500 scholarships to eligible undergraduate students (sophomore through senior) enrolled in college/university programs that emphasize dairy.
Majors include communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and Ag [...] More
The Dutchess County Agricultural Society Inc. (DCAS Inc.) offers an annual scholarship a maximum of $8,000 paid up to 4 consecutive years in increments of $2,000 per annum. Applicant must be a Dutchess County resident and/or participate in the programs operated by DCAS Inc.; demonstrate commitment to an involvement in volunteer service in the community; plan to attend (or already attend) a [...] More
The DeNise Scholarship Fund was established by the DeNise Scholarship Fund with the New York State Grange as the administrator. Strong emphasis in awarding these scholarships is placed on need, and that the applicants must be agriculturally oriented. These scholarships may be used in any recognized accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a [...] More
The purpose of the EPOC Scholarship Fund is to assist Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field.
The scholarships are awarded annually to junior, senior, and graduate level [...] More
The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at an NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time second-year student in a four-year academic [...] More
Folsom Garden Club is offering scholarships for the coming academic year. Applicant must be a California resident resident within Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado or Yolo County, OR a temporary resident attending a college or university within these counties. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year at an accredited college or [...] More
The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, pre-med, psychology, or Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum [...] More
Each year, the Friends of the California State Fair Student Scholarships help our state's most promising students achieve their goals and realize their dreams by granting scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2500. These awards are given in a broad range of academic studies. They are presented to college students and graduating high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership [...] More
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is the professional association for the men and women who manage and maintain the game’s most valuable resource — the golf course. The golf industry recognizes the association as a key contributor in elevating the game and business. The GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of GCSAA, secures funding and support to [...] More
Harvest Land Co-op proud to offer $1000 agricultural scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Eligible applicants must be pursing an agricultural degree, be involved in agriculture in their local community, and live or attend school in Harvest Land Co-op's market area. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
The Henry J. & Pauline M. Armstrong Scholarship is for seniors or graduates of Waverly High School in Waverly, Nebraska who are, or plan to major in agriculture, home economics or veterinary medicine, or are male students who will attend a Lutheran seminary with the intention of becoming a minister. Applicants must have financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More
Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, has created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16. Applicants must submit a project that concerns environmental health, advocacy, research or protection of the natural world and was self-directed (i.e. not assigned by a teacher). Preference [...] More
The IWEA Environmental Career Scholarship is designed to aid science-minded students preparing for college. IWEA will award a scholarship to a high school student who is college bound and interested in science and the environment. Eligible applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have a 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
The Jacob and Rita Van Namen Marketing Scholarship is intended to develop knowledgeable, creative individuals who will improve the floriculture industry. This award requires students to have a career interest in agribusiness, marketing, and distribution of floral products and be of sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Must be a legal resident of Canada or the US, and must have a 2.0 GPA. For [...] More
The James H. Davis Memorial Scholarship was created to encourage students to pursue careers in Florida's horticulture industry and related pursuits by providing financial assistance for undergraduate, postgraduate, or other advanced education programs in Florida. Applicant must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student planning to attend a community college, college, [...] More
The James M. & Martha J. Perry Agricultural Scholarship is for Elgin Public High School seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at a 2 or 4-year college. The scholarship will not be awarded to a student receiving a full-ride. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women studying business at the undergraduate level who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of $2,000 each at the district/region level and 6 international scholarships in the amount of $8,000. Applicants must be female students undertaking a business and/or [...] More
The John Deere Scholarship will be awarded to one Midwest US student, and one diverse Midwest US student in a Weld Engineering or Weld Engineering Technology program. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and attending a Weld Engineering or Weld Engineering Technology (4 year degree) program, or a mechanical or manufacturing engineering program with weld emphasis. Scholarship 1 [...] More
The Jonathan Baldwin Turner (JBT) scholarship program is a renewable, merit-based scholarship supporting College of ACES students who demonstrate leadership, community service, and a commitment to an ACES field of study, as well as the land-grant mission. Eligible first-year students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 or higher after the fall term will be invited through their Illinois email [...] More
JVS Chicago offers scholarships to Jewish students residing in the Chicago metropolitan area (including Lake County, Indiana). Eligible applicants must: were either born and raised in Chicago area or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment; plan on remaining in the Chicago area after completing school; are entering an accredited graduate program [...] More
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is an invention competition recognizing outstanding teams of undergraduates and individual graduate students across the country for their tested prototypes of tech-based inventions in healthcare, food and agriculture, transportation, and consumer devices. Eligibility: -Must be a full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking student in the upcoming spring semester at a [...] More
The Leo Bourassa Scholarship supports and acknowledges deserving students who are studying in fields related to water resources. Applicants for the Leo Bourassa Scholarship must be a student in good standing at any Virginia accredited college or university and a resident of Virginia at the time of application and at the time of award. Must have successfully completed, or will complete by the [...] More
The Colorado Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier offers two $1,000 scholarships, available to qualified female students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an applicable program in the upcoming fall. Applicants must have a focus in a food-related industry (such as culinary, food science, dietetics, nutrition, beverage and fermentation, hospitality and restaurant management, animal science, [...] More
The National Pork Producers Council sole charge is to protect the livelihood of pork producers in the U.S. We do so by regularly meeting and convening with legislators and regulators in our nation’s capital and international trade organizations. To all, we stress the nutrition and hard-won safety of the pork products you provide consumers, that you raise hogs humanely, and the enormous [...] More
Loren and Becky Roslund began building their farm in 1977. As their daughters, Angie and Allison were born, the family farm continued to practice modern technology and efficiency, all the while remembering to keep the family involved. After growing up with agriculture at their fingertips, the Roslund Family established this scholarship in 2009 to assist other young adults interested in the [...] More
THINK’s mission is to make STEM research and development accessible to creative and motivated high school students who have big ideas to change the world, but who need help implementing them. Rather than recognizing students’ completion of a project after the fact, we support students who wish to implement new ideas from start to finish. Winners of the program will receive up to $1,000 of seed [...] More
The annual Murphy Memorial Scholarship is offered by the Montana Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and is available to qualifying college students in an horticulture-related major. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. GEM recruits high quality underrepresented students looking to pursue Master’s and Doctoral degrees in applied [...] More
Each year, the National Potato Council Scholarship awards a $10,000 academic scholarship to one graduate-level student conducting research for the benefit of the potato industry.
The winner is selected based on a number of criteria, including academic achievement, leadership abilities, potato-related areas of graduate study, benefit to the U.S. potato industry/commercial value, [...] More
The DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue education or communication careers in dairy or food-related industries. Major areas can include education, social media & communications, public relations, marketing, food science, nutrition (human), and journalism. Must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Students [...] More
The top 25 All-American contestants in the past three National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contests plus the Platinum winners in the past three National Dairy Challenge Contests are eligible to apply for up to two $3,000 scholarships for postgraduate study in a dairy-related field. Students may apply for the scholarship in their junior or senior year of college. The awards are base on rank in [...] More
The National Dairy Shrine/Iager Dairy Scholarship is awarded annually to encourage qualified second-year dairy students in a two-year agricultural school to pursue careers in the dairy industry. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic standing, leadership ability, interest in the dairy industry, and plans for the future for those students completing their first academic year. The applicant [...] More
The NDS Maurice E. Core Scholarship is available to current freshman students at a four-year college who are majoring in a dairy/animal industry related field with an interest in working in the dairy industry in the future. Scholarship is based on leadership abilities, volunteerism, activities and plans for the future. Applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
Since its inception, National Dairy Shrine has recognized the importance of laying a foundation for the future, and has constantly expanded its youth programs to capture and challenge the interest of outstanding dairy youth. An applicant for the McCullough Scholarship must be a freshman at a four-year college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications [...] More
The National Dairy Shrine Junior Merit Scholarship is to encourage qualified undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations. The scholarship is available to any undergraduate student currently enrolled in their junior year in a four-year college with an explicit interest in the dairy industry. Students can only receive this scholarship only once. The [...] More
The NDS Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarship is available to any undergraduate student currently enrolled in their sophomore year in a four-year college with an explicit interest in the dairy industry. Scholarships are based on leadership, activities, academic ability and interests in the dairy industry. The applicant must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. For more information or to [...] More
The purpose of the NDS Student Recognition Award for Seniors is to recognize and reward graduating university or four-year college seniors who are planning a career related to the dairy industry or production agriculture and who have demonstrated leadership skills, activities, academic ability and interest in the dairy industry. Each university can nominate up to two students for this award. Only [...] More
Since its inception, National Dairy Shrine has recognized the importance of laying a foundation for the future, and has constantly expanded its youth programs to capture and challenge the interest of outstanding dairy youth. Dairy students, our future leaders, are eligible to apply for National Dairy Shrine college scholarships and recognition awards. Applicants of the Klussendorf/McKown [...] More
At Oxbow, we know that today’s students are tomorrow’s veterinary leaders. The annual Oxbow Academic Scholarships provide financial support to aspiring veterinarians and vet techs, as well as other future animal health professionals.
Oxbow's Nebraska High School Senior Scholarship is for graduating high seniors in Nebraska with a strong interest in pursuing a career in the companion animal [...] More
The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More
New York Farm Bureau is encouraging high school seniors who have been involved with agriculture and plan on continuing studies in this field to apply for the New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in the year the scholarship is offered who will continue their education to prepare for a career in some way connected to the diverse [...] More
The Norman S. Baldwin Fishery Science scholarship is intended to promote academic excellence by encouraging young scientists to undertake graduate research in fishery biology and to enter the field of Great Lakes science. The scholarship is awarded annually to promising M.Sc. or Ph.D. students whose research is likely to make a significant contribution to the understanding of Great Lakes fishery [...] More
The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association is pleased to award scholarships to various students of agricultural colleges and universities across the US. All applications and scholarships will be considered ONLY if the applicant is an employee or child of an employee of a NPFDA Member Company. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university or be a high school [...] More
The National Science Foundation supports fellowships for outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time, research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering or math or STEM education. NSF GRFP was established to recruit and support individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions in STEM. Thus, NSF especially encourages [...] More
The Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners’ Association has organized a scholarship program available to students pursuing forestry, agricultural, natural resources management, environmental education or related field of study. Open to Bradford and Sullivan county high school seniors and currently enrolled college students. Deadline for applications is April 1st. For more information or to apply, [...] More
The Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship is offered to all high school seniors in the nine-county area of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Applicants must be accepted to a Community/Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or related field of study at a technical school, college or university. For more information or [...] More
The Ontario County Board of Supervisors announced they will again award Casella Environmental Waste Management academic scholarships to qualified Ontario County (applicants must be a resident of Ontario County) college or college-bound students who are pursuing majors in environmental studies, agriculture or agricultural business including waste management.
NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM students which are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ community.
One scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one will go to a [...] More
The Robert J. Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship is intended to grant college tuition funds and supplement college costs to local individuals who have an interest in organic and sustainable agriculture. Applicants must be current residents of the Washington counties of Thurston, Lewis, or Mason or lives in or attends high school in Elma or Montesano, intend to enroll in an education institution or [...] More
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat, and our hunting heritage. Included in the hunting heritage part of this mission is supporting the education and development of professionals grounded in the North American Model of Wildlife Management. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Wildlife Leadership Awards (WLA) [...] More
The Sheep Heritage Foundation Scholarship is for the advancement of the sheep industry, lamb, and wool through financial support of a graduate-level (MS or Ph.D.) student who is attending a school in the United States.
Applicant must be a graduate student involved in sheep and/or wool research in such areas as animal science, agriculture economics, or veterinary medicine with proof of [...] More
Since 2001 a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Applicants must must be females graduating from high school who reside in areas with [...] More
Targeting Excellence scholarships are awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an agricultural (ag) curriculum. Preference will always be given to applicants with a desire to work in some aspect of food animal production (poultry, swine, beef, dairy, or other species) and to students enrolled in regions where fund-raising events are held (awards areas include Alabama, [...] More
The Tennessee Cattlemen's Association was founded in 1985 and has been a leader and a voice for cattle producers in the state ever since. TCA staff and leadership work with local, state, and federal officials on issues that matter to your farm. TCA is a supporter of youth programs such as livestock exhibiting and 4-H groups, and also supports research conducted by university specialists. [...] More
Awards for the The New York State Grange Cornell Fund are made to students in any class in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. Selection is based on character, scholastic record, and need for financial assistance.
Preference is given to farm-reared students whose families are Grange members. Preference is also given to students who transfer from an Agricultural and [...] More
The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship is offered annually to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. It was the hope of the founders that the recipient will use this scholarship to assist his or her studies, and after graduation seek employment in [...] More
The Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship was created in 1988 by the Palmer W. Bigelow family (Bigelow Nurseries in Northboro, MA) to aid students from New England who are seeking a career in horticulture. The scholarship is dedicated to one of the family's children, the late Timothy Bigelow and to Palmer W. ("Bill") Bigelow, who died in 1997. The Bigelow family considers student [...] More
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the world's most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today's high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges. The competition is open to any high school student in grades 9 through 12, who has reached 15 years of age by August 1st of the competition [...] More
The Western Colorado Horticultural Society (WCHS) funds up to a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student from Western Colorado who is interested in pursuing a career in a horticulture related industry. A single scholarship may be awarded annually to assist a student who the WCHS board feels will stay within the industry and be a contributor and/or leader of the farming future.
The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to assist the National Grocers Association (NGA) in its pursuit to recruit and retain the next generation of quality managers and entrepreneurs. We offer academic scholarships worth $1,500 each to students who intend to pursue a career in the independent sector of the grocery industry.
Applicants must be independent grocery retailers and [...] More
The District was founded in 1938 when 554 farmers signed a petition requesting assistance for protecting the natural resources of York County. Today, we assist farmers and all county residents by promoting maintenance, improvement and wise use of land, water, soil and other natural resources. We accomplish this mission through educational programs and the administration of laws and regulations [...] More
So many scholarships become available in December as the college application season winds down and students look for additional ways to finance their education. As the semester comes to an end and we look forward to winter break, there are going to be so many opportunities to help you take out the absolute minimum in student loans and find scholarships that not only help you pay for school, but also stand out as major accomplishments and indicators to colleges, grad schools and future employers. Applying for and winning scholarships tells all of the aforementioned that you are someone who is ambitious and proactive and always striving to better your situation. [...]
Metallica, an extremely popular heavy metal band from the 80’s is recently enjoying new-found popularity and relevance with a new generation, thanks to the popular television show “Stranger Things”. Not only did they create the incredibly popular song “Enter Sandman” and “One”, they have also founded the Metallica Scholars Initiative. $100,000 in scholarships will be available for students studying in career programs through Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH). [...]
When it comes to financial aid, there are two types that tend to be seen as the most desirable: scholarships and grants. But while most people are familiar with scholarships, grants are less well understood. [...]