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Agribusiness Scholarships

The college major of agribusiness is also referred to as agricultural business. In this major you study the art and science of farm food production. In the paragraphs that follow, we will begin to explore this major as preparation for your research into the world of agribusiness scholarships.

In this field of study you learn all about the best practices involved with the production and marketing of food and other agricultural products. What surprises many agribusiness majors is the large amount of math they need to master as part of the degree program. You'll study statistics along with managerial accounting, agricultural finance and micro and macroeconomics. Other courses you may encounter include environmental law, international trade, farming technologies and information systems.

Some agricultural colleges offer concentrations within the major. Examples of these can include agricultural marketing, animal production or international agriculture. It is also common for agribusiness programs to offer internships. You should take advantage of whatever internship opportunities present themselves. This will give you a chance to gain valuable work experience and establish professional contacts all while receiving course credit. 

The employment prospects for agribusiness majors are relatively strong despite the continued consolidation of farming as an industry. Agricultural or farm managers are still in demand. Also, there is continual need for those with specialized training. These include graduates with experience in accounting, credit analysis, marketing and international trade. 

Continue reading, follow the links below and begin exploring the world of agribusiness scholarships.

Agriculture - Academic Opportunity Award

Scholarships are awarded to students in the following areas of study: General Agriculture, Animal Science, Agronomy, Beef Cattle Management, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Agricultural Business. These awards are for incoming freshmen only.

Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agribusiness or animal sciences.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $1,250. Not guaranteed.

AG Engineering Scholarships

Eligibility criteria: Open to: Both entering and continuing Cal Poly Pomona Students Major: HPSS Majors Minimum GPA: None Unit load required: None Required activities or participation: None Limited to students with calculated financial need: No

National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, plus demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit a transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences. The application information is evaluated by the NDB scholarship committee composed of an external review panel and at least two board members. The recommendations of the scholarship committee are summarized by NDB staff and the scholarships are then awarded. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB) through Dairy Management, Inc.(DMI) annually awards up to 20 $1,500 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 education. Scholarships are awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity.Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit a transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences.

Beck’s Hybrids Scholarship

EIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Must be resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. One scholarship awarded per state. Applicant’s family must be a Beck’s Hybrids Seed customer.AWARD: Five scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.

Bank of the West Scholorship

Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agribusiness or agriculture. Must have demonstrated leadership qualities, exhibit financial need (low to moderate income) and reside within the immediate areas served by Bank of the West.

Darling International Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture or agribusiness. Attendance at a land grant college in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska or Wisconsin required.AWARD: One scholarship at $2,000, non-renewable.

Agriculture - Academic Opportunity Award

Scholarships are awarded to students in the following areas of study: General Agriculture, Animal Science, Agronomy, Beef Cattle Management, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Agricultural Business. These awards are for incoming freshmen only.

Charles P. Lake - Rain for Rent Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: One scholarship to applicants pursuing a four-year degree in general agriculture, agricultural business management, agricultural engineering, agriculture power and equipment or soil or water conservation with preference to those specializing in irrigation and soil technology. Must be a resident of Arizona, California or Idaho. One scholarship to applicants pursuing a four-year degree in environmental engineering. Must be a resident of Illinois, Louisiana or Texas. All applicants must have completed freshman year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Applicants will be considered on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership skills, community involvement, then financial need. Recipients must be willing to provide a picture for publicity purposes and tour a Rain for Rent facility.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Belles of the American Royal (BOTAR) Presidents’ Scholarship

Provides four AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships to female, Midwest agriculture students with a special interest in agriculture education . This scholarship provides a $3,200 academic tuition/fees scholarship, $1,000 registration fee for AFA Leaders Conference and the opportunity for the student to attend the BOTAR General Membership Meeting in January of her initial scholarship selection year. This scholarship is renewable up to three times if all scholarship requirements are fulfilled and at the discretion of the BOTAR committee. If a student receives this scholarship an additional three times, she will be asked to attend the BOTAR General Membership Meeting in her senior year as well, to share about her experiences. Students eligible to receive the AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship provided by BOTAR must: Be a female student pursuing a four-year degree in Agriculture Education or related field in the Midwest. Attend the BOTAR General Membership Meeting in January of her initial scholarship selection year. Meet all the AFA scholarship criteria and requirements listed above.

Western Dairy Farmers Promotion Association John Elway – Melba FFA Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a degree in any field of agriculture or agribusiness. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Must be resident of Idaho. Preference given to members of the Melba FFA Chapter in Idaho.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $300. Not guaranteed.

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