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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.

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Please contact wufoundation@iie.org with any questions.

Church & Dwight Company Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in animal nutrition, animal or dairy science, agricultural business management, finance, sales and marketing or agricultural engineering. Preference given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in a dairy-related career. Must exhibit strong leadership skills. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale U.S. residency required.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Elmer J. and Hester Jane Johnson Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural education. Applicants must complete financial analysis section of application. Financial need, leadership ability and academic standing will be considered.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $1,000. Not guaranteed.

UnitedAg Scholarship Program

SCHOLARSHIP Requirements 1. Applicants must be affiliated with UnitedAg, either as a child/grandchild of a member or an employee of a member. If you are UABT affiliated, you must be a participant of the UnitedAg Health Plan. 2. Must be presently enrolled anytime during the current scholastic year at an accredited college or university. 3. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required to be eligible for a scholarship (school transcripts are required). 4. Three letters of recommendation: one from a teacher, one from an employer and one from a volunteer organization (If you do not work or volunteer, substitute 2 teacher letters). 5. A two-page essay is required: typewritten and double-spaced with a one-page bibliography. The topic for the essay can be found in the “Scholarship Checklist” section. 6. A one-page typed resume of all work, educational, community and extra curricular activities. 7. Complete Application Checklist and include all documentation with your submission postmarked to UnitedAg. Incomplete or incorrectly completed applications will not be considered. 8. A current photo of yourself, 4x6 or larger in print or digital format (JPEG).

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.

Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship

The Excellence in Ag Scholarship Program is intended to attract top-notch college students who are committed to lend their talents, education and initiative to improve, maintain, and bolster the agriculture (specifically potato) industry. Candidates should have a passion and willingness to work and attain a career that benefits the WA/OR potato industry and promotes pride in the agriculture industry.

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Please contact wufoundation@iie.org with any questions.

Johnson & Wales University Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree at Johnson & Wales University majoring in equine science, agricultural business management, agricultural economics, international agriculture, agricultural finance, dietetics, hospitality, food service management or other non-agricultural related areas. Minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale required. Renewable for a full-time, day school student maintaining a minimum 3.25 GPA. Must be active and support the JWU FFA chapter as a member while enrolled at JWU.AWARD: One full-tuition scholarship valued at $22,149. Award is in the form of tuition reduction. Renewable.

Behlen Mfg. Co/ Walter and Ruby Behlen Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture or science. Applicants must be residents of Nebraska.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

Virgil Eihusen Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Resident of Nebraska required.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,400, non-renewable.

Donald N. McDowell Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Resident of Wisconsin required.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $400. Not guaranteed.

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