Agriculture Scholarships

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.

Agriculture scholarship opportunities are plentiful and are growing every day with the advancements in green and sustainable studies like those going on at UC Davis, Texas A&M and Purdue University; even companies like Annie's Homegrown are offering agriculture scholarships to innovative students. Several agriculture scholarship awards are listed below but to find more, conduct a free scholarship search on Scholarships.com.

AACE International Competitive Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

ACF Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nichol Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2019
  • Amount: $700
  • The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in memory of Mr. Rose and in honor of Eva. Barnes was a 1951 graduate of Albuquerque High School and a 1957 graduate of West Point. Eva is a longtime New Mexico resident. The fund will award a scholarship to an Albuquerque High School graduate pursuing a bachelor's degree in one of the STEM majors: Science, [...] More

Ahlswell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • The Ahlswell Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior or former graduate of Arapahoe High School who is or will be enrolled full-time at 2 or 4-year college in Nebraska. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need. Preference is given to majors in education, health care, agriculture, construction or related trades.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Allan C. Jerome Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants must be enrolled in either an accredited full four-year college or an accredited two-year technical institute. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Applicants must be from Ashtabula County.

    The $1,000 Allan C. Jerome Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to an Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer sciences, or [...] More

American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Amezcua Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • These scholarships are presented to qualifying students, who attend the University of Texas at El Paso, which is the alma mater of the GMiS Board Member, Robert Amezcua and his wife, Debbie.

    Scholarship Requirements:
    -Must be a student at the University of Texas at El Paso
    -Be a STEM major
    -Minimum 3.0 GPA

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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 apply for a scholarship..

    Eligibility
    -Women and [...] More

APIASF/Southern California Edison Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/11/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need.

    Eligibility:
    -Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    -Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States
    -Have a [...] More

APIASF/Toyota Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/11/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need.

    Eligibility:
    -Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    -Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States
    -Must major [...] More

Arizona Public Service Navajo Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges.

    Minimum general eligibility requirements for Full Circle scholarships include:
    -U.S. citizenship
    -Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
    -Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a [...] More

Arizona Public Service Navajo Scholars Program for Tribal Colleges

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students attending tribal colleges and universities are eligible to apply for both the American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program and the American Indian College Fund TCU Scholarship Program.

    Minimum general eligibility requirements for both scholarships include:
    -U.S. citizenship
    -Enrollment in an accredited tribal college or [...] More

ASHS Collegiate Scholars Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants must be enrolled in either an accredited full four-year college or an accredited two-year technical institute. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Applicants must be from Ashtabula County.

    At least one $1,000 Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship shall be awarded to an Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer [...] More

Association of California Water Agencies Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $3,500
  • 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

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/27/2019
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

    Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used [...] More

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Bernold and Beatrice Pollard Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $1,900
  • Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students attending tribal colleges and universities are eligible to apply for both the American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program and the American Indian College Fund TCU Scholarship Program.

    Minimum general eligibility requirements for both scholarships include:
    -U.S. citizenship
    -Enrollment in an accredited tribal college or [...] More

Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 this website or through your [...] More

Bill Kirk Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Boren Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/8/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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

Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners' Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners’ Association has organized a scholarship program to be available to students who are entering into or are in a forestry, agricultural, natural resource management, environmental education or related field of study. Deadline for applications is June 1st of each year.

    To be eligible for this award, applicant must be:
    - A Bradford or Sullivan county [...] More

Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • CCGGA Scholarship is available for high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are children of CCGGA Nursery Members, or high school seniors and currently enrolled college students pursuing an education in horticulture or agriculture-related fields. Applicants must be California residents.

    Graduate students are not eligible to apply.

    For more information or to apply, [...] More

Clair A. Hill Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ACWA began its scholarship program in 1961 to encourage talented and innovative students to join the effort to ensure California's water quality and to implement sound water management policies. This year, ACWA continues its academic scholarship by offering a number of scholarships, including the Clair A. Hill Scholarship.

    Eligible students must be California residents attending California [...] More

Clarkston Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the life sciences industry and intends to enter the life sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania who is majoring in a life sciences-related field of [...] More

CME Beef Industry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Sponsored by CME Group & the National Cattlemen's Foundation, ten (10) scholarships of $1,500 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 with the beef industry. The purpose of this program is to identify and encourage talented and thoughtful students [...] More

Colorado Garden Show Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Dairy Management, Inc. Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/22/2019
  • Amount: $3,500
  • 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

Dale Wolf Endowment Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

DCAS Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/13/2019
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Dutchess County Agricultural Society awards one scholarship up to a maximum of $8,000 paid up to four (4) consecutive years, in increments of $2,000 per annum. The recipient must seek an undergraduate degree in agriculture, horticulture or human ecology or a career related to agriculture or horticulture in the discretion of the scholarship committee.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a Dutchess [...] More

Dean Foods Company Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

DuPont Pioneer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • DuPont Pioneer supports college students—both undergraduate and graduate students—in their pursuit to help feed and fuel the world. We honor students that are high-achieving, future leaders with the interest in increasing crop productivity.

    All scholarships are paid with the understanding that, unless otherwise indicated, the money will be used for tuition, fees, books, and equipment required [...] More

Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship is for Illinois residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in horticulture, environmental studies, biology, botany and/or other related sciences. Our goal is to encourage the advancement and stimulate an interest in horticulture through education; to provide an outlet for creative expression; to further horticultural education, [...] More

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2019
  • Amount: $9,500
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve [...] More

Firestone Agricultural Solutions Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

FNGA National Foliage Foundation/James H. Davis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2019
  • Amount: $3,500
  • 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 Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/13/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

Folsom Garden Club Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/11/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Folsom Garden Club Scholarship Program is for both part-time and full-time students.

    Eligibility Requirements:
    -Applicant must be a California resident or temporary resident attending a college/university in Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado or Yolo County, California
    -Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in order to apply
    -Applicant must be a college student entering the [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Freehold Soil Conservation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/13/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Freehold Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors awards scholarships to area college students majoring in a field related to the conservation of our natural resources. The Neal Munch, Mac Clark and Bill Schauer scholarships are named to honor their years of dedicated and distinguished service to the Freehold District and to conservation efforts.

    Eligibility:
    -A New Jersey resident [...] More

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

GCSAA Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • 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

Harold and Dick Springer Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants must be enrolled in either an accredited full four-year college or an accredited two-year technical institute. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Applicants must be from Ashtabula County.

    The $1,000 Harold and Dick Springer Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer [...] More

Harold Bettinger Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Harold Bettinger was a partner in Bettinger Farms of Swanton, Ohio. In the mid-50's, he was one of the first progressive growers to convert his bedding plant production from wooden to plastic flats. Bettinger Farms now grows greenhouse and field vegetables. The Bettinger Scholarship is intended for horticulture students, sophomore through graduate levels, who have a major or minor in business [...] More

Harold Davis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $400
  • 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

Harry Emley and Mary Joslin Bennett Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $350
  • To be eligible for the Harry Emley and Mary Joslin Bennett Scholarship, applicant must be a high school senior who resides in and attends a school within Shelby County (Ohio) and who wishes to study agriculture (examples: agriculture education, agricultural business, agronomy, animal science, horticulture, etc.) at an accredited college or university.

    For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Harvest Land Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • With the future in the hands of the next generation, it is important for every young adult to have the sky as their limit and not be burdened with financial hardships just to receive an education. This is why Harvest Land Co-op is proud to offer $1,000 agricultural scholarships for the upcoming academic year.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a high school senior
    -Enter a post-high school agricultural [...] More

HENAAC Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • HENAAC scholarship recipients continue to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics and lead by example to empower our communities and enhance our nation’s professional technical workforce. In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; be pursuing a STEM-related [...] More

Herb Society of Nashville Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Herb Society of Nashville (HSN) strives to be a recognized source of knowledge regarding the cultivation and use of herbs where each member feels a sense of belonging and personal worth based on knowledge gained through membership in the local and national affiliation. We proudly maintain two public gardens, one at Cheekwood and another at Centennial Park. Also, as a unit of The Herb Society [...] More

Horticultural Society of South Jersey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • 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

IAGLR Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The IAGLR Scholarship is awarded annually to promising Ph.D. students whose dissertation research is likely to make a significant contribution to the understanding of large lakes. The award consists of a U.S. $2,000 scholarship and a one-year membership in IAGLR.

    Applicants must be Ph.D. students at the time of application, who are members of IAGLR, have not previously received the award, and [...] More

International Young Eco-Hero Award

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

IT Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

IWEA Environmental Career Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • The IWEA Environmental Career Scholarship is designed to aid science-minded students preparing for college. IWEA will award a $500 scholarship to a high school student who is college bound and interested in science and the environment. Scholarship winners will be introduced at the IWEA's Annual Conference. The IWEA will offer a reimbursement grant of up to $250 to the teacher who wrote a letter [...] More

Jacob And Rita Van Namen Marketing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Jacob and Rita Van Namen Marketing Scholarship was established January 1997. Jacob Van Namen is a true entrepreneur who built a multi-million dollar business in wholesale floriculture. This award is intended to develop knowledgeable, creative individuals who will improve the floriculture industry. The Van Namen Scholarship requires students to have a career interest in agribusiness, [...] More

Jacob Ross Parish Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Established by Jacob's parents, Kathy and Joe Parish, in memory of Jacob's dream of becoming an agricultural teacher. Eligibility: Pursuing an agricultural, welding or diesel mechanics degree or certification at a two or four-year program or a vocational technical school. Preference to an applicant seeking a four-year degree in agricultural education with plans to teach or pursue other similar [...] More

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $7,000
  • 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 $1,000 each at the district/region level and 12 international scholarships in the amount of $7,000.

    Applicants must be female students undertaking a business and/or [...] More

John Deere Dealer Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deere & Company is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land. High school senior or college student pursuing a two- or four-year degree in select agricultural majors, public service and administration in agriculture, welding or diesel mechanics. Applicant must attend a chapter identified by a [...] More

Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarships are renewable over four years. Part of the scholarship is awarded for the student's freshman year in the University of Illinois College of ACES. The remainder is awarded in three increments during the student's sophomore, junior, and senior years. To retain the JBT Scholarship for the second, third, and fourth years, recipients must maintain enrollment in the [...] More

JVS Chicago Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is [...] More

Kenneth and Ellen Nielsen Cooperative Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Land O' Lakes Scholarships for Transfer Students

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) has a scholarship for transfer students for the upcoming academic year. CFANS is offering up to 6 scholarships worth $5,000 each, through the Land O'Lakes Multifunctional Agricultural and Food Systems Scholarship. The scholarship is potentially renewable for a second year, provided recipients participate in the co-curriculum [...] More

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2018
  • Amount: $15,000
  • 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 [...] More

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

Les Dames d'Escoffier Colorado Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Lester C. Marrison Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants must be enrolled in either an accredited full four-year college or an accredited two-year technical institute. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Applicants must be from Ashtabula County.

    The $1,000 Lester C. Marrison Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving Ashtabula County student enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, or family & consumer [...] More

Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/8/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The scholarship program was introduced in 1990 by CME Group and NPPC to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CME Live Hog futures. The scholarship was renamed in 2006 to honor the passing of NPPC Board of Director Lois Britt. A lifetime supporter of agriculture, Britt spent 34 years with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, finishing out her carrier for 15 years with Murphy-Brown [...] More

Loren and Becky Roslund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2019
  • Amount: $800
  • 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

Louis R. and Helen E. Schwartz FFA Agricultural Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Louis R. and Helen E. Schwartz FFA Agricultural Scholarship was established to help prepare Saginaw County students for a future in agriculture or an agriculture-related field. Scholarships are awarded to students from Saginaw County, Michigan; Lyon County, Minnesota and Muscatine County, Iowa.

    Qualifications:
    -Minimum 2.5 GPA
    -High school senior (or college student if you are a previous [...] More

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

Michael R. Mettler Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/19/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

Mike Hopper Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Murphy Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a Montana resident
    -Must have completed the required credits to be considered a sophomore
    -Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    -Must be majoring in a horticulture-related field (such as [...] More

National Eagle Scout Association STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The NESA STEM scholarship is awarded to one Eagle Scout annually who plans to major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field (STEM).

    Exception: Eagle Scouts currently in their senior year of high school who will not pass the Eagle Scout board of review even though you may already be attending college at that time. NESA scholarships are not available to students attending [...] More

National FFA Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

National GEM Consortium Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 11/13/2018
  • Amount: $16,000
  • 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

National Potato Council Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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.

    Explain in [...] More

Natural Resources-Excellence in Education

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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

NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/9/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend the Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern [...] More

NDS DMI Education & Communications Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

NDS Iager Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

NDS Kildee Graduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

NDS Kildee Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

NDS Maurice E. Core Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

NDS McCullough Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

NDS Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

NDS Sophomore Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

NDS Student Recognition Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

NDS/DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in the marketing of milk or dairy products. Major areas can include Dairy or Agricultural Marketing, Dairy Product Development, Dairy Quality Control or Testing, Dairy Foods or Nutrition, and Food Product Science. Scholarships are based on leadership, experience, academic ability and [...] More

NDS/Klussendorf/McKown Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

Nebraska High School Senior Animal Interest Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • 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

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

New York Farm Bureau AG Youth Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/16/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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, sponsored by the New York Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee. Scholarship award amounts are $1,500 for first place, $1,200 for second and $1,000 for third place. The first place [...] More

Norman S. Baldwin Fishery Science Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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 Community Forests Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Forest Resources Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Northern Tier Hardwood Association (NTHA) of Pennsylvania is offering scholarships to students majoring in forest management, forest products, or a closely related field. Students should be current students at a two- or four-year college or university. In order to apply a student needs to have graduated from a high school or lived in one of the following counties in Pennsylvania: Bradford, [...] More

NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $44,000
  • The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based [...] More

NY SWANA Sustainability Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Solid Waste Industry has historically been thought of as an end point for various goods and materials used, and subsequently discarded as solid waste by the community. With issues of space and public perception, landfills cannot serve as the sole method for the disposal of solid waste in the future. Although various sustainability initiatives exist, most are not readily implemented on a large [...] More

Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+STEM Students

  • Application Deadline: 6/3/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Paul & Deanna Virciglio Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Paul Virciglio, along with his wife, Deanna, has established the Paul & Deanna Virciglio Education Fund, which will be used to award scholarships to students pursuing graduate studies in math or science. "I noted the dramatic structural changes taking place in the business world as we prepared for the new information society. There's a demand for higher-skilled employees, which places an emphasis [...] More

Pink Tractor Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Ray Fowler/Armstrong Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Robert Eggert Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Robert J. Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2018
  • Amount: $60,000
  • 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 one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

Service-Jerome Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants must be enrolled in either an accredited full four-year college or an accredited two-year technical institute. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Applicants must be from Ashtabula County.

    At least one $1,000 Service-Jerome Scholarship shall be awarded to a student studying agriculture, natural resources, family & consumer sciences, or environmental sciences at [...] More

Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2019
  • Amount: $1,600
  • South Dakota Retailer Association's (SDRA) Jerry Wheeler Scholarship program is designed to encourage and support students studying for a career in retailing. To be eligible, the applicant must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a retail-related course of study at a technical school, college or university, or other trade schools in the fall of the application year. Students must meet one of [...] More

Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany - UAS7

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Internships typically last 5-6 months, but UAS7 research internships may run from 2-6 months, depending on the specifications of the project description. Recipients will receive a full tuition waiver for both semesters (enrollment is also required during the internship to maintain residency in Germany) and the benefits provided to exchange students at the host UAS. Successful SIP applicants are [...] More

SWPRTI Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Student scholarships are awarded to outstanding students preparing for a career in the park and recreation profession. The scholarship will be a cash award in the amount of $1,000. In addition, the Institute provides registration, with room and board for the award recipient to attend the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute. Students must be majoring in park administration, recreation [...] More

Targeting Excellence Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Targeting Excellence scholarships are awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an agricultural curriculum. Preference will always be given to applicants with a desire to work in some aspect of food animal production and to students enrolled in regions where fund-raising events are held (awards areas include Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania). For more [...] More

TCA Beef Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2019
  • Amount: $600
  • 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.

    Applicants must be a [...] More

The DeNise Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

The Ed Johnson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

The Edison International STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/19/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This scholarship is for students who major in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields (STEM). Applicants must submit a summary of their research interest and professional goal along with a description of their participation in faculty-mentored undergraduate research, or participation in STEM programs (CAMP, Edison Scholars, MESA, NSF). May be renewable based on available [...] More

The James C. Borel FFA Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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.

    Eligibility: Pursuing a [...] More

The New York State Grange Cornell Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • In 1973, an endowment fund was established by the New York State Grange. Awards 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 [...] More

The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

    All applicants must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens. All applications must include the following items, without exception:
    -Completed online application including all sections of the essay
    -Official transcripts
    -Two [...] More

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/11/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

    The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field. We're looking for someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with [...] More

The Thoroughbred Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Thoroughbred Scholarship is for students from any background wishing to pursue a career in the equine or agriculture industry.

    Eligibility:
    -24 years old or younger as of September 1 of the application year
    -Minimum 2.85 GPA
    -Have an annual household income of less than $75,000 or be financially independent from parent

    To be considered financially independent, a student must be at [...] More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2019
  • Amount: $3,500
  • 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

Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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.

    Applicants must be enrolled in an [...] More

Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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

U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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, and have reached 15 years of age by August 1st of the [...] More

UNCF Princeton Committee Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/30/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Princeton Committee of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is committed to the goal of enhancing the quality of education by raising scholarship funds for students choosing to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Scholarship recipients must be permanent residents of the State of New Jersey from Mercer, Middlesex, or Somerset Counties. Applicants must be college [...] More

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

USDA Pathway Programs: William F. Helms Internship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Interested in a career in agriculture, botany, plant pathology, entomology, or other biological sciences? The USDA Pathways Program: William F. Helms Internship program provides university and college-level students with the opportunity to help protect U.S. agriculture and the environment while facilitating global trade of pest and disease-free agricultural goods. Students may experience hands-on [...] More

Valderrama Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Funded by the Club de Golf Valderrama, this award allows citizens of Spain to study turf-grass management in the United States. The award is based on leadership potential and academics.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Western Colorado Horticultural Society

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Western Colorado Horticultural Society (WCHS) funds 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 candidate must be [...] More

WGA Mary Macey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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

William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture

  • Application Deadline: 12/2/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Scholarship recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about [...] More

Wilson W. Carnes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

York County Conservation District Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    -Must be a York County resident
    -Attending a college or university in the United States
    -Majoring in agriculture, conservation, environment, natural resource management or related field
    -Open to students who have completed their first semester of college

    Submission materials:
    -A completed Conservation District application form
    -One written statement of scholarship [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Middle Class Students Now Qualify for Full Scholarships at Rice University

September 18, 2018

by Susan Dutca

Photo courtesy of Rice University

Some middle-class families may qualify for free tuition scholarships or grants to attend Rice University under a brand-new financial aid plan. The new initiative, called The Rice Investment, will provide full-tuition scholarships to families with incomes up to $130,000 and tuition cuts for families with incomes up to $200,000. [...]

Colleges Drop Nike over Controversial Kaepernick Ad

September 11, 2018

by Susan Dutca

Nike gear will not be worn by athletes at The College of the Ozarks following the company's latest ads featuring Colin Kaepernick, claiming it would "choose its country over company." According to the college president, "in their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America." [...]

College Housing Shortage Prompts Request for Professors' Help

September 4, 2018

by Susan Dutca

Hundreds of colleges are short of space for housing students and some are already turning study lounges into dorm rooms, doubles into triples, and triples into quads. Others are being forced to house students in off-campus apartments and hotels and offer discounts to anyone willing to live in a more-remote dorm.

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Last Reviewed: September 2018

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