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.

Dan Hollinger Scholarship

For high school seniors who are going on for further education. For students who plan to major in Agriculture.Students are urged to visit their high school counselor to find out about this opportunity.School: Marion Local High School

Calavo Scholarship

College Major/Area of Study: Agriculture Student Profile: Student must have a good academic record, show school and community participation and have demonstrated interest in agriculture. May reapply in successive years.

Kyutaro & Yasuo Abiko Memorial Scholarship

National JACL membership is a requirement to be considered for a JACL scholarship. Membership must be held by the applicant or applicant's parents only. Extended family ties do not apply for this requirement. Student memberships are available. For more information about membership categories, please contact the JACL Membership Department at National Headquarters. Applicants must also be planning to attend a college, university, trade school, business school or any institution of higher learning at the undergraduate school level in the upcoming fall. Preference for this award will be given to student with an interest in journalism or agriculture.


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

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

Kenneth and Ellen Nielsen Cooperative Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agriculture with a major in agronomy, crop science, animal nutrition, agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management, agricultural economics, agricultural journalism or international agriculture. Applicant or applicant’s parents/guardians must be members of an agricultural cooperative that is also a member of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.AWARD: Approximately two scholarship at $1,000 each. Not guaranteed.

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.

Senator James Brulte Scholarship

Eligibility criteria Open to: Cal Poly Pomona Students who are Freshmen or Sophomores Major: Any major within Agriculture Minimum GPA: None Unit load required: Full-Time (undergraduate 12 units, graduate 8 units) Required activities or participation: Preference to students in honors program Limited to students with calculated financial need: No Other criteria: 500 word written essay

Alumni Agriculture Scholarship Fund

Eligibility criteria: Open to: Cal Poly Pomona Students who are Entering Freshmen and Entering Transfer Major: Agriculture Minimum GPA: None Unit load required: At least half-time (undergraduate 6 units, graduate 4 units) Required activities or participation: Extracurricular and leadership activities and/or work experience Other criteria: Written essay; two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or administration; transcripts SAT and ACT scores are considered.

NDS / Dairy Management Inc.

(1st - $1,500; 2nd through 7th - $1,000)(Number of awards is dependent on number and quality of applicants).These scholarships 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 Food and Nutrition. Awards are based on experience ability and interests in dairy/product marketing. Co-sponsored with Dairy Management Inc

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