Want free career or academic advice
from a professional?

Have an Answer?

1 Answer


Ayatollah Whiteman-best

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.

Alpha Gamma Rho Dairy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
Alpha Gamma Rho urges excellence from undergraduate brothers and provides encouragement and recognition for intellectual attainment in addition to rewards given by the college. The fraternity considers good scholastic standing a key measure of its members' success and sense of purpose in college. To that end, AGR is offering scholarships to the undergraduate Brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho. Criteria [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must: - Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment - Be a United States citizen - Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More

CAEP Grants
Application Deadlines: Varies
Communicating for Agriculture Exchange Program (CAEP) provides work abroad placements for American citizens in many different countries in fields of production agriculture, horticulture, the equine industry and enology. Scholarships awarded are used toward the cost of your program/trip. We offer full support throughout the process, including securing quality positions and obtaining proper visas. [...] More

Iowa Select Farms 4-H Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Designed to encourage Iowa 4-H members to continue their education beyond high school, our scholarship program offers more than 100 scholarships totaling over $100,000 in financial aid for Iowa youth. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $5,000. There are even scholarships for current college students and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply [...] More

UIUC Jonathan Baldwin Turner Agricultural Merit Scholarships
Application Deadlines: Varies
Each year, 55 UIUC Jonathan Baldwin Turner Agricultural Merit Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen at The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Each scholarship is worth $4,000. Interviews are conducted during the summer prior to the applicants senior year in high school. Applicant must be enrolled in College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences- University of [...] More

National Potato Council Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 14, Annually
Each year, the National Potato Council awards a $10,000 scholarship to honor graduate students pursuing advanced studies in Agribusiness that supports the Potato Industry. Final scholarship selection is based on the following criteria: past academic achievement, leadership abilities and potato-related areas of graduate study (i.e. Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Crop and Soil Sciences, [...] More

Conservation Internships-Nationwide
Application Deadlines: Varies
Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the nation's largest and oldest provider of conservation service opportunities, outdoor education, and leadership training for youth. Participating in an SCA Conservation Internship is your chance to join more than 2000 people who each year enjoy exciting and challenging work and service opportunities in more than 50 different [...] More

National GEM Consortium - GEM Fellowships
Application Deadlines: November 15, Annually
GEM provides three fellowship programs: MS Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering and Ph.D. Science. These fellowship opportunities are for students pursuing a master's degree or doctorate in science, engineering or a closely related field. Applicants are required to submit transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information, please visit our [...] More

NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
In 1979, the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship Foundation was developed. Since that time, the foundation has awarded over $110,000.00 in scholarships to outstanding students. The NPFDA Scholarship Foundation is pleased to award scholarships to various students of agricultural colleges and universities across the US. Each student selected will receive a $1,500.00 [...] More

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
Northern Tier Hardwood Association provides support to its mission and the future of the region’s wood industry by offering two $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 another [...] More

Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Fellowships
Application Deadlines: Varies
Seven new fellowships will be awarded to students pursuing graduate studies at Penn State in the following colleges: Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, and the Eberly College of Science. In addition, seventeen students in the following colleges will receive second year awards: Earth & Mineral Science, Engineering, the Eberly College of Science, Health & Human Development, the Intercollege [...] More

Agriculture Loan Forgiveness Program
Application Deadlines: Varies
Signed into law in 1992, this program helps repay student loans if you are an agriculture or veterinary medicine graduate who returns to help operate a family farm or practice veterinary medicine that includes agricultural animals in Pennsylvania. A family farm or farm corporation must be a real property or a corporation owned by members of the immediate family and used for the production of [...] More

Beef Industry Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 13, Annually
Sponsored by CME Group & the National Cattlemen's Foundation Ten scholarships of $1,000 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 who [...] More

York County Conservation District Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
Student Eligibility for the York County Conservation District Scholarship: - 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 Student Application must include: - Conservation District application [...] More

American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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. The awards are not in predetermined amounts and may vary from year to year. The Society does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion, gender, or [...] More

Arkansas High-Tech Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The Arkansas Hi-Tech Scholarship (HTS) program awards $250 per semester ($500/year) to Arkansas residents who are United States citizens, graduate from a high school in Arkansas, plan to enroll or are enrolled full time in approved highly technical programs at Arkansas public post-secondary schools, demonstrate leadership capabilities, and meet certain academic criteria. Preference is given to [...] More

The Robert B. Oliver ASNT Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The ASNT Robert B. Oliver Scholarship is a $2,500 award given to recognize an undergraduate, associate or post secondary student working toward a degree in nondestructive testing or nondestructive evaluation (NDT/NDE). The scholarship is awarded to the student submitting the best original paper on nondestructive testing. The paper should cover an original concept in NDT and may be based on [...] More

Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners' Association Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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 May 1st of each year. To be eligible for this award, applicant must be: - A Bradford or Sullivan county resident [...] More

Central Florida Orchid Society Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Central Florida Orchid Society is offering a $3000 Scholarship to upper level full time students pursuing degrees in Horticulture and the Agricultural and Life Sciences. The recipient of the scholarship may enroll in the following major courses of study or a closely related field: » Horticultural Sciences » Horticultural Production » Plant molecular and [...] More

Community Foundation Sonoma County Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 02, Annually
The Community Foundation Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to Sonoma County residents pursuing full-time studies at an accredited college, university or vocational college through our 27 separate scholarship funds. These have been established by generous donors, including individuals, families and organizations from our community. This program matches eligible applicants to [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study fellowship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior [...] More

National Dairy Shrine/Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI) Milk Marketing Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The DMI-National Dairy Shrine Milk Marketing Scholarships are based on ability, interests and need. These awards are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in marketing of milk or dairy products. Major areas can include dairy science, animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural communications, agricultural education, general education and [...] More

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Application Deadlines: November 25, Annually
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. The primary [...] More

Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
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 Deadlines: Varies
The Environmental Professionals' Organization of Connecticut (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 to assist Connecticut residents who are attending a college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors [...] More

Folsom Garden Club Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 11, Annually
The Folsom Garden Club Scholarship Program is for both part-time and full-time students. Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in order to apply. Applicants must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, forestry, agronomy, conservation, plant pathology, environmental concerns and/or other related subjects. The applicant must be a resident of either [...] More

GCSAA Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
The GCSAA Scholars Program offers awards to outstanding undergraduate students who are planning careers as golf course superintendents. Selection criteria for this program includes academic excellence, work experience, extracurricular activities and potential to become a leading professional in the golf course management industry. These scholarships range from $500 to $6,000. Applicants must be [...] More

WPS Foundation Agribusiness/Forestry Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The goal of the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Agribusiness/Forestry Scholarship is to help young people of our service territory develop skills, leadership abilities and technical knowledge to meet the challenges of forestry, farming and farm-related activities. To be eligible for this award, applicant must: - Be a high school senior graduating in the current academic year - Meet the [...] More

FNGA National Foliage Foundation/James H. Davis Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The James H. Davis Memorial Scholarship fund 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. The intent is to provide career paths for qualified students in need of financial support to gain expertise and experience, earn [...] More

Louis R and Helen E Schwartz FFA Agricultural Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Louis R. & Helen E. Schwartz FFA Agricultural Scholarship was established to help prepare Saginaw County students for a future in agriculture or an agriculture-related field. To Qualify: -Minimum 2.5 GPA -High school senior -Saginaw County resident -Pursuing a degree in agriculture or agriculture-related occupations -Full-time [...] More

Michael R. Mettler Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 07, Annually
The Michael R Mettler Memorial Scholarship is presented annually to a first-, second- or third-year college student who has determined to follow an agricultural course of study. The scholarship award is $500 per year for four years. A first-year college student could receive $2,000 over his or her college duration if an agricultural-based major is maintained. The only exception is veterinary [...] More

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Leadership Awards
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. Part of that mission includes education. We realize the importance of education to the future of wildlife: today's informed public will leave a legacy of habitat for tomorrow's wildlife. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Wildlife Leadership Awards program was established in 1991 [...] More

NDS/Iager Dairy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The National Dairy Shrine/Iager Dairy Scholarship is available to an outstanding second-year student studying dairy at a two-year agricultural school. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic standing, leadership ability, interest in dairy and plans for the future. This scholarship is sponsored from a fund donated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Iager, well known Maryland Holstein [...] More

National Dairy Shrine/Klussendorf/McKown Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The National Dairy Shrine/Klussendorf/McKown Scholarships will be awarded to three students successfully completing their first, second or third years at a two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada. To be eligible, student must be majoring in dairy science, animal science, agri-business, or other related majors that will develop the skills needed to pursue a career in the [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Application Deadlines: Varies
The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral [...] More

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
Application Deadlines: November 04, Annually
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 program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and [...] More

New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 18, Annually
The New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship is for New York high school seniors who have some involvement with agriculture in one of its many forms. Applications due November 18th of applicant's senior year, final judging will take place the following [...] More

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Forest Resources Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
The Northern Tier Hardwood Association (NTHA) of Pennsylvania is offering two $500 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: [...] More

Outstanding Freshman Student Award
Application Deadlines: Varies
The outstanding Freshman Student Award is open to first-time freshmen applying for programs within the department: Horticulture, Agronomy, Fruit Industries, Soil Science and Agricultural Biology. • This scholarship is awarded to freshman with the highest GPA for 24 or more units at the end of the winter quarter of the freshman year. • Evidence of participation in extra-curricular activities of [...] More

Nell Goff Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The purpose of the Nell Goff Memorial Scholarship is to encourage and finacially aid students who are interested in a future major or majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning and/or other related fields. The student must be a legal resident of the State of Maine. Priority is given to [...] More

South Carolina Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The purpose of the South Carolina Farm Bureau Foundation is to provide educational funds for scholarships to persons pursuing a higher education degree in agriculture or agriculturally-related majors. The scholarships are for South Carolina Farm Bureau member families and will be awarded to rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of [...] More

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning. The program awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from all areas of [...] More

South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 11, Annually
The South Dakota Retailers Association provides scholarships to students who are studying for a career in retailing. Individuals must have graduated from a South Dakota High School, or be enrolled in retail-related course of study at a vocational technical school, college or university in South Dakota to be eligible. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must plan to enrolled full-time in [...] More

NDS Student Recognition Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Student Recognition Program recognizes graduating four year college seniors planning a career related to dairy (production agriculture, manufacturing, marketing, agricultural law, business, veterinary medicine, research and environmental sciences) who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic ability, and interest in dairy cattle. Only two applicants per college or university are [...] More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. and the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities are pleased to announce the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship. This merit scholarship, in the amount of $3,500, 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 [...] More

Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W Bigelow Jr Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship was created in 1988 by the Palmer W. Bigelow family (Bigelow Nurseries in Northboro, MA) to aid students from New England who are seeking a career in horticulture. The scholarship is dedicated to one of the family's children, the late Timothy Bigelow and to Palmer W. ("Bill") Bigelow, who died in 1997. The Bigelow family considers student [...] More

Valderrama Award
Application Deadlines: Varies
This award allows citizens of Spain to study turfgrass management in the United States. The award is based on leadership potential and academics. For more information about this award, please visit our [...] More

South Carolina Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 16, Annually
This is a $1,000 scholarship (amount not to exceed tuition and books) will be presented at a time appropriate to the recipient. The scholarship check will be written jointly to the recipient and the College/University the recipient plans to attend. The scholarship will be presented in accord to the following criteria: - Recipient must be a resident of South Carolina at time of application - [...] More

Kildee Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
This Kildee Undergraduate Scholarship is named for the late H.H. Kildee, Dean Emeritus at Iowa State University, whose counsel, encouragement and teaching inspired many of today's dairy leaders. Recognizing the importance of education to the future of dairying, National Dairy Shrine established the separately-financed Kildee Scholarship Fund. The top 25 participants in a National 4-H or FFA [...] More

GCSAA Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
This program awards scholarships totaling $4,500 to applicants who are undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in turfgrass science, agronomy or any other field related to golf course management. Applicants much be GCSAA members. The original essays should focus on golf course management and should be 7 to 12 pages in length. The winning essay may be featured in the online version [...] More

Kildee Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
This scholarship is named for the late H.H. Kildee, Dean Emeritus at Iowa State University, whose counsel, encouragement and teaching inspired many of today's dairy leaders. Recognizing the importance of eduation to the future of dairying, National Dairy Shrine established the separately-financed Kildee Scholarship Fund. The top 25 All-American contestants in the past three National [...] More

Marshall E. McCullough Memorial Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
To be eligible for the Marshall E. McCullough Memorial Scholarships, you 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 on Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. [...] More

Agriculture Scholarships

Agriculture Loan Forgiveness

Answered 7 years ago

Ayatollah Whiteman-best