Agriculture Production Scholarships

Here are some of the Agriculture Production scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

PGMS Scholarship

Each year the PGMS scholarship committee awards monetary scholarships to students in horticulture or related fields. Applicants must be at least in their first year of college or may be recently graduated from high school (within the calendar year). The top recipient will also have the opportunity to attend the GIE+Expo in Louisville in the autumn. PGMS will pay for the scholarship recipients’ conference registration and a travel allowance as well. What are the criteria? The applicant must be a current student of horticulture or a related field, must be sponsored by a PGMS member and will need to submit a cover letter and resume. The applicant will also need to submit their current college transcript and two letters of reference. All applicants must submit the following by mail to PGMS: The completed scholarship application. Download the application form at website. A cover letter. Typed. Please include introduction, educational and professional goals, and intent for use of scholarship funds. A current resume. Typed. Please include past employment history, awards, and certificates earned. College or school transcripts. Two (2) letters of recommendation. These should be from an instructor, employer, etc. A letter from the PGMS member who is sponsoring the applicant.

Dairy Farmers of America Scholarships

At Dairy Farmers of America, we believe it is important to invest in the next generation of leaders to ensure a bright future for the dairy industry. That is why we established the DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship Program. The Foundation awards scholarships to three categories of students: Incoming freshmen: High school seniors or recent graduates who have been accepted to college, but have not yet started classes Undergraduate students: Students who are currently participating in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program, but have not yet graduated Graduate/professional students: Students enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program Scholarships are available to students pursuing a career in the dairy industry or a related field: Dairy herd management/production Large animal veterinary medicine Marketing/economics/finance Processing/manufacturing Communications/journalism Quality assurance Dairy nutrition Dairy foods Education Engineering Policy Genetics Law Others Criteria Must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited degree program during the next scholarship year Applicant’s commitment and passion for a career in the dairy industry, as demonstrated through responses to three essay questions Extracurricular activities, awards, recognition and work experience Academic achievement

BNSF Railway Company Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree at an accredited four-year college in the following areas of agriculture: business management, economics, sales and marketing or finance. One scholarship will be awarded to members from the following states: California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $5,000 each, renewable at $1,250 per year for four years, provided a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and full-time student status in approved major are maintained.

Tractor Supply Company Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Applicant must complete financial analysis section of application and exhibit financial need. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin required. Recipients shall allow Tractor Supply Company to use photographs of themselves and their families in company advertising.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $3,000. Not guaranteed.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy, such as environmental science/studies/engineering, agriculture, biology & other natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, American Indian Studies, philosophy, tribal policy, economic development, history, English, theater, ecology, landscape architecture, public health and/or be a Native American or Alaskan Native. 2. Must be an undergraduate student. 3. Must be a sophomore or junior student. 4. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should download the attached nomination packet.

Melvin & Lena Oneto Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversitySpecific Requirements for Applying: Interest in AgricultureAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesRequired Letters of Recommendation: Required 2

Norbert H. & Joan LaSee Scholarship

(2 scholarships of $608 each for Marshfield High School;2 scholarships of $608 each for Columbus Catholic High School)Mr. & Mrs. LaSee established their scholarship fund with theCommunity Foundation in 1998. Both have since passed away.Eligibility:MHS Scholarships: Two scholarships, one to a student havingdemonstrated aptitude in English, the other in agriculture.CCHS Scholarships: Two scholarships, one to a student havingdemonstrated aptitude in science, the other in home economics.Application:MHS: Selection is made by the chairs of the Agriculture andEnglish Departments.CCHS: CCHS Application Packet. Selection is made by acommittee comprised of the principal and the heads of the Science & Home Economics Departments.Deadline: Check with guidance departments

National Beef Ambassador Program

The National Beef Ambassador Program provides scholarships of $1,000.As part of the ambassador program participants must:* Give a presentation about beef nutrition or production* Answer questions asked by the judges after the presentation* Complete an interview with a panel of judgesRecipients of the award will join the National Beef Ambassador Team and will have the opportunity to speak at designated engagements.For more information about this opportunity please visit:

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

Barbara Grueneberg Memorial Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: Elk Grove HighMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or University,Vocational College, Community CollegeAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Applicant must have been enrolled in agriculture classes and a member of FFA for at least 3 years. Community service and volunteering will be the primary criteria for selecting the recipient.Required Letters of Recommendation: Required 2 - individuals who can comment on the applicant's participation in community service


IFEC is a non-profit membership association. Its 250 members include writers and editors, public relations and marketing communications professionals, educators and consultants working within and with the foodservice media. Through its scholarship program, IFEC strives to increase awareness and understanding of career opportunities available in the fields of foodservice and food communications and to encourage the entry of qualified individuals into these fields. A combination of your work experience and current and past education should indicate that you are preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice or food and beverage industry. This is a key requirement. Examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:  Journalist specializing in foodservice or food and beverage  Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food or beverage producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools  Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts  Consultant and freelance writer providing marketing communications services for food, beverage or foodservice clients  Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to foodservice, food or beverage • Careers that do not fit this niche include:  Chef  Chef-instructor  Caterer  Restaurateur  Hotelier

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