Scholarships in Agriculture

Harold & The Late Alma Peterson Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: February 1 (admitted deadline); February 15 (scholarship application deadline)

Applicant must be a first-year agriculture student. Personal statement and two letters of recommendation required.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Award: $1,500, Deadline: July 15

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment with a declared major in a science-related field. Applicant must make a top 10 list of reasons why they think science is awesome and write a personal statement on how they plan to use their degree to further advance science in their field of interest.

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior who has a history of movement for agricultural employment. Scholastic achievement and financial need must be demonstrated. Three letters of recommendation, personal essay, college transcript, and a copy of most recent Migrant Education Certificate of Eligibility required.

High School Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a high school senior who has participated in agriculture education. Must have an interest in furthering their education in an agriculture field at a college, university, or vocational school. Applicant or parent's of applicant are required to be purchasing farm products from an authorized Accelerated Genetics' representative. Minimum 2.0 GPA also required.

AFA Community Scholarship

Award: $3,200, Deadline: March 20

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who will be pursuing a bachelor's degree in the agriculture and food industry. Minimum 3.0 GPA and full-time status required.

Targeting Excellence Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a college of agriculture which offers courses in food animal production. Preference given to students enrolled in a food animal production curriculum and students enrolled in regions where fund-raising events are held such as Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

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Yanmar/SAE Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be full-time college juniors pursuing an engineering or related science degree or enrolled in a postgraduate engineering or related science program. Applicants must also pursue a course of study or research related to the conservation of energy in transportation, agriculture and construction and power generation.

B.R.I.D.G.E. Endowment Fund FFA Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. They must be physically disabled or handicapped. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Harold Davis Memorial Scholarship

Award: $400, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

James C. Borel FFA Leaders Scholarship Fund

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. They must have served as a chapter, state or national FFA officer, and preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership skills. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA, and they must show proof of community service participation. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Church and Dwight Company Inc. FFA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. They must be majoring in one of the following areas: animal nutrition, animal or dairy science, agricultural business management, finance, sales and marketing or agricultural engineering. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants who show strong leadership skills and an interest in pursuing a dairy-related career. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Dean Foods Company FFA Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be under the age of 23 and pursuing four-year degrees at U.S. institutions in the following major areas: dairy science, livestock management, sustainable agriculture, food science and technology or pre-vet/veterinary sciences. Selection is based on exceptional leadership ability, demonstrated service to the community and financial need.

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be working toward degrees in one of the following areas of agriculture: agronomy, crop science, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, finance, sales, marketing, plant pathology, plant breeding, plant genetics, soil science, soil conservation, water conservation or public service and administration. Applicants must be residents of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Bill Kirk Scholarship Endowment

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be FFA members with a minimum 3.5 GPA pursuing a degree in agricultural education or sciences. Those with leadership experience on the local, state or national level are preferred. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be pursuing a four-year degree in one of the following agricultural fields: business management, economics, sales and marketing or finance. They must be residents of California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota or Texas. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Wilson W. Carnes Scholarship

Award: $300, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Darling International Inc. FFA Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time in one of the following agricultural degree programs: animal science, animal nutrition, agricultural business management or economics, livestock management or agriscience technician. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the students' activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

MetLife Foundation FFA Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be working toward four-year degrees in specific areas of agriculture including public service and administration, agribusiness management, range/soil science, public communications, plant or animal breeding and genetics, education, plant pathology, journalism, technology, extension, mechanization, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing or engineering. Applicants must also be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Bunge North America FFA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be current FFA members under 23 years of age working toward two-year or four-year degrees at U.S. institutions in the areas of agricultural production, communication, education, management, finance, sales, marketing, science, engineering or public service in agriculture. Applicants must live in one of the 48 continental states and must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA. Selection is based on leadership ability and the overall strength of the application.

DuPont/Delaware FFA Endowment Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be Delaware residents with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Those with experience in state or local leadership are given preference. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

FarmAid FFA Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must complete the financial analysis part of the application. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

KenAG FFA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be pursuing a four-year degree in dairy science. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Kent Nutrition Group Inc. FFA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following fields: animal science, animal nutrition, dairy science, poultry science, equine/equestrian science, agriculture, agricultural science, agricultural business management, economics, finance or marketing and sales. Applicants must attend college in and be residents of one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia or West Virginia. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Hoard's Dairyman FFA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 8

Applicants specializing in agricultural communications are preferred. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Kansas Junior Livestock Show Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: August 15

Applicants must be a Kansas Livestock Show exhibitor and a current high school senior with plans to enroll in a post-secondary educational program or currently enrolled in post-secondary school. Students should also not have previously received a KJLS scholarship and not be a family member of a member of the Scholarship Selection Committee.

Thaddeus Colson and Isabelle Saalwaechter Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship

Award: $4,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be female Kentucky residents who are attending a public college or university in Kentucky. They must be full-time undergraduate students who are rising sophomores, juniors or seniors and be majoring in a subject that is related to the environment (such as agriculture, horticulture, environmental engineering, biology or environmental studies). They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 2

Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year degree program related to agriculture in the fall following graduation or first or second-year college students pursuing degrees in agronomy, crop production or related fields. Dependents of employees of Winfield Solutions LLC or Land O' Lakes Inc. are ineligible. Selection is based on academic achievement, proven leadership in agriculture and professional interest in the field of agriculture.

Lois Britt Pork Industry Memorial Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: January 6

Applicants must be undergraduates enrolled in either a two-year swine program or a four-year college of agriculture. They must be interested in pursuing a career in the pork industry. Selection is based on the strength of the personal essay.

Timmins, Kroll & Jacobsen Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicants must be Iowa residents, be incoming freshmen at an Iowa college or university and have experience in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects. They must have plans to major in animal science, agriculture or a related subject. Preference will be given to applicants from Polk County. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.