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.
AACE International Competitive Scholarships are offered to students who have completed one year of college, are currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university for the fall term, and are pursuing a program in one of the following disciplines: agricultural engineering; architectural engineering; building construction; business administration; chemical engineering; civil [...] More
At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As [...] 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 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
ASWP awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors 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. Applications are available beginning in January from the website or through your [...] More
Established by private donors and DuPont Crop Protection to honor and recognize Bill Kirk for his active participation, support, leadership and guidance to agricultural education, DuPont Crop Protection business and the National FFA. Mr. Kirk served as Group Vice President-DuPont Ag & Nutrition Enterprise. He has spent the majority of his career in the agriculture business at DuPont in a variety [...] More
Colorado Garden Show, Inc. offers scholarship programs from proceeds generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show & the Colorado Fall Home Show, to provide financial aid to students attending a college or university in Colorado. Scholarship 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 (11) $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
Applicants must be high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural education or agricultural sciences. Minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Must be resident of Delaware. Preference given to applicants with local, state or national leadership experience in honor of Dale Wolf’s service as Governor and St. Governor of the state of Delaware. For more information or to apply, [...] More
Available for high school seniors or college students pursuing a four-year degree in dairy science, livestock management, sustainable agriculture, food science and technology or pre-vet/vet sciences. Applicants must exhibit strong leadership skills, financial need and have participated in community service. Scholarships are available for both FFA members and non-members. For more information or [...] More
EPOC recognizes its duty to assist in the education of individuals planning a career in the environmental industry. Consequently, the EPOC Environmental scholarship fund was established in 1998. The purpose of the 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 [...] More
Firestone believes agriculture is among the most important vocations in the world and one of the most advanced. As the leading farm tire brand in the U.S., we understand both the need and the value to help educate the next generation in agriculture. Must be a high school senior or college student pursuing a four-year degree in selected agricultural majors. Applicants must live on family farm, [...] 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
Folsom Garden Club is offering scholarships for the coming academic year. Applicant must be a California resident AND one a resident (permanent home address) of Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado or Yolo County, or a temporary resident in Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado or Yolo counties attending a college or university within these counties. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) [...] 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, PreMed, psychology, Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum 3.5 [...] 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 $2,500. 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 GCSAA Scholars Program offers awards to outstanding undergraduate students who are planning careers as golf course superintendents. Selection criteria for this program include: academic excellence, work experience, extracurricular activities and potential to become a leading professional in the golf course management industry. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program [...] More
Established by the A.O. Smith Harvestore System dealers, friends, and associates in memory of Mr. Harold Davis, who was the director of marketing for the company until his death in 1982. This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Approximately two scholarships at $1,000 each. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
In order to apply for the Horticultural Society of South Jersey Scholarship, applicants must be a high school senior; a legal resident of the State of New Jersey and reside and attend a high school in one of the following New Jersey counties: Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County. Students must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. in the fall. Career plans [...] More
Have you been working to preserve the world around you? Have you been teaching others how to protect the environment? Have you been doing an environmental research project? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you are a Young Eco-Hero. All Eco-Heroes serve as role models, showing others that individuals are important and can make a difference. Applicants must be between the ages [...] More
Established in memory of former FFA webmaster, Lisa Stone, her husband, Dan, and Mark Cavell, former IT Division Director, in recognition of their hard work and dedication to FFA. Available to applicants pursuing a degree in agriculture. Preference will be given to the applicant who demonstrates the best use of new media to promote FFA and agricultural education. For more information or to apply, [...] 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 scholarship is given in memory of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nielsen. He served as president and chief executive officer of Farmland Industries, Inc., from 1981-1986.The Nielsens were devoted to agriculture, cooperatives and young people. They were both committed to improving economic conditions for farmers and ranchers through cooperative efforts. Must be a high school senior or college [...] More
The mission of the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association is to promote and educate the public on good lake and watershed management, encourage sustainable stormwater management practices and protect the welfare of lakes and other water resources within the Commonwealth. To help further our mission, we would like to award scholarships to support and acknowledge deserving students who are [...] More
The Loren and Becky Roslund Scholarship is awarded to any graduating high school senior in Gratiot County to pursue a degree in agriculture, engineering, computers, drafting or similar area of study at a university, college or trade school. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required and preference is given to students pursuing a career in agriculture, engineering, computer-aided drafting or similar area. Must [...] More
Open to high school seniosr pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of [...] More
The Michael R. Mettler Memorial Scholarship is offered to local graduating high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who are majoring in an ag-related field of study at a college or university. This year, we will award one scholarship paid in one check to the recipient(s).
For more information, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
Established in memory of Mike Hopper. Mike embodied the best of FFA, from serving as a chapter officer and attaining his American Farmer degree, to carrying the values and leadership skills he learned as a student into his adult life. Must be a high school senior or college student pursuing a two-year or four-year degree in any major related to agriculture. Must be a resident of Umatilla County, [...] More
Dean Carlson grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa. While in FFA, Dean held many offices, competed on judging teams and received his Iowa State Farmer degree. Dean graduated from Iowa State University and spent his career in the animal by-product industry in Iowa. This scholarship was endowed to provide funds so that FFA members in northwest Iowa could have the same opportunity he had in attending [...] More
GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top engineering and science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter the industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high-level technical careers. GEM [...] More
Each year, NPC 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, extracurricular activities, and grades.
The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) have joined forces to offer five Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarships in the fall. The scholarships will be awarded to five freshmen at Texas universities who are majoring in natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, [...] More
These 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. For more information or to apply, please [...] 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 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
H.H. Kildee, longtime Dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University, was an outstanding judge of dairy cattle and supporter of student judging programs and activities. In 1999, National Dairy Shrine established an undergraduate scholarship ($1,000) in his honor to be awarded to a junior/senior status college student working toward a Bachelor of Science in Dairy/Animal Science or has [...] More
This 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. This scholarship sponsored by the Maurice E. Core Scholarship fund, a fund created by donations [...] More
Applicant must be a high school senior planning to enter a four-year college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. Students must be planning on a career in dairy journalism or communications For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The National Dairy Shrine Junior Merit Scholarship is to encourage qualified undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations. Major areas include Dairy Production, Dairy or Agricultural Economics, Communication or Accounting, Dairy Research Scientist, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical Marketing or Sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy [...] More
The NDS 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. Students can only receive this scholarship once. The applicant must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. The scholarship will be paid when the winners are recognized at the National Dairy Shrine Awards [...] More
The purpose of this award 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 two applicants per college or [...] More
Seven scholarships will be awarded, three from the Klussendorf's Chris Kampf fund and four from the McKown Fund. Students who are eligible include those that are successfully completing their first, second or third years at a two- or four-year college or university in the United States or Canada majoring in dairy science, animal science, agri-business, or other related majors that will develop [...] More
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 industry. To qualify, you must submit a 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to pursue a career in the pet industry or in the field of animal health. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. 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. Music, sculpture, [...] 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
Northern Tier Hardwood Association provides support to its mission and the future of the region's wood industry by offering two (2) $500 scholarships annually to students residing in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming, Wayne, Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Pike counties of Pennsylvania. The scholarships are available to students pursuing post-secondary education in forest resources or [...] More
The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association is pleased to award scholarships to various students of agricultural colleges and universities across the US.
To qualify, applicant must be enrolled as a full time college junior or senior the upcoming (award) year at a U.S. institution and must be pursuing a Poultry or related Agricultural, Ag Business degree – Agricultural Business, [...] More
Awarded to a high school senior pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business management, farm & ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing. Applicant must be female, live on family farm in the Continental United States and demonstrate an interest in managing a farm. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More
The Armstrong family (Randall, Dwight and Jeff) sponsors this scholarship in honor of Ray Fowler, their FFA Advisor, and in memory of their mother, Joan, for her support, encouragement and love. Must be a high school senior or college student pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture with a preference in agricultural education or animal science. Applicant must be member of Lyon [...] More
Established in memory of Robert Eggert, who most wanted to be remembered for promoting education, this scholarship is available to a high school senior pursuing a four-year degree in agribusiness. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
This scholarship is intended to grant college tuition funds and supplement college costs to local individuals, who have a similar interest in organic and sustainable agriculture, as did Robert J. Meyer. In addition, applicants should have a commitment, the disposition and passion for gaining the knowledge, skills, and business & the technical aptitude that will result in making a contribution to [...] More
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in select Middle Tennessee counties.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must be planning to pursue a business degree at a four-year, not-for-profit college. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be pursuing a [...] More
Through the American Sheep Industry Association, a Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is being made available for sheep-related graduate studies. The 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. For more information or [...] 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. Evaluation is based on academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership [...] More
Three scholarships of $600 will be awarded to outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the beef industry. Fields of study may include education, communications, production, research or any other area involved in the beef industry. The purpose of this program is to identify and encourage talented and thoughtful students who will emerge as industry leaders.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard DeNise, longtime agriculturalists and Grange members in western New York, have established 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 [...] More
The Earl F. "Doc" Kantner Scholarship was established to honor Doc Kantner's commitment to Ohio FFA and continue the legacy of FFA leadership in Ohio. This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Must be resident of Ohio and plan to attend The Ohio State University. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale required. Must exhibit [...] More
Must be a high school senior or college student pursuing a four-year degree in agriculture, communication, education, business management, economics, international agriculture, finance, sales and marketing and science, engineering and related specialists except biochemistry, biological science, biotechnology and marine biology. Attendance at The Ohio State University and Ohio residency required. [...] More
Established by private donors and DuPont Crop Protection to honor and recognize James C. Borel for his active participation, support, leadership, and guidance to agricultural education, DuPont Crop Protection business and the National FFA Organization. Borel is executive vice president for DuPont and served as the 2002 National FFA Foundation Sponsors' Board Chair.
This merit scholarship is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, 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, as it is the hope of the current membership of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, that the recipient will use this scholarship [...] More
The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship was created in 1988 by the Bigelow family to aid students from New England who are seeking a career in horticulture. The Bigelow family considers student scholarships the most important commitment the horticultural industry can make to ensure the growth and development of the nursery and landscape industry.
This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior or college student pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural engineering or agricultural science/technology. Resident of Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas or West Virginia required. Must have been active in extracurricular activities. Completion of the financial analysis section is required. If [...] More
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students attending one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor degree in agriculture, natural resources, food science, nutrition, or related academic [...] More
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 wholesalers, [...] More
Given in recognition of Mr. Wilson Carnes, retired editor of FFA New Horizons magazine, by his friends and co-workers to encourage FFA members to pursue an agricultural magazine publishing career. Must be a high school senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Approximately two scholarships at $1,000 each. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More
A new PBS documentary exhibiting prison education, titled "College Behind Bars" is set to air on November 25 and 26. The four-part series documents the journeys of dozens of incarcerated men and women as they pursue college degrees in the Bard Prison Initiative - deemed one of the most rigorous prison education programs in the United States, according to Inside Higher Ed. [...]
The federal government discharged more than $43 million in student loan debt for former students of recently closed for-profit colleges. Students who attended programs operated by Education Corporation of America, Dream Center Education Holdings, Vatterott College and Charlotte School of Law will be able to qualify for a full discharge of their federal loans if they were enrolled when their college closed or withdrew within 120 days of the official closure date and didn’t transfer to another institution, according to Inside Higher Education. [...]
College Board is ditching its previous plan to capture socioeconomic information from students with a single score - also known as an "adversity score" - when scoring their SAT college admissions test. The score would have taken into account a student's socioeconomic background and the neighborhood in which they grew up. [...]