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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.

Bill Kirk Scholarship Endowment

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural education or agricultural sciences. Preference given to applicants with local, state or national leadership experience. Minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $1,000. Not guaranteed.

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of 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 required. No more than one scholarship per state.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.

FarmAid Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Applicants must be from family-owned farms and complete financial analysis section of application. Minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: Approximately four scholarships at $3,000 each. Freshman year is $1,500, sophomore year is $1,000, and $500 for junior year. The second and third year scholarships are provided if a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale is maintained. Not guaranteed.

W.D. Farr Scholarship

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is honoring the successful career of the late W.D. Farr of Greeley, Colorado through two $12,000 graduate scholarships bearing his name. We lost a true industry leader and friend with W.D.'s passing on August 13, 2007, at the age of 97. Farr, a third generation Coloradan, pioneer rancher, statesman and banker is known for his extraordinary vision. His dedication to improving agriculture, livestock and water development has resulted in significant changes in farming methods that have influenced the practices of ranchers and farmers throughout the nation. Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae – a summary of your educational and academic background, resume Description of applicant’s professional goals and leadership experience Statement of belief in the industry Review of applicant’s graduate research Three letters of recommendation (at least one letter must be from a person within the applicant’s department, college or university)

ND Farmers Union Scholarship Fund

Established in 1984 by the ND Farmers Union for graduating seniors whose family is an active member of the ND Farmers Union and are pursing an education in an agriculture-related field.

Dr. Richard Peterson Scholarship Fund

Dr. Peterson is currently vice president of the Monterey Wine Auction, which develops funds to support outstanding, and often needy, students in the wine, food and hospitality industries. He has been Chairman of the Andre Tchelistcheff Scholarship Committee since its origin at Monterey in 1986. This committee has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarship funds to college students over the past twenty-plus years – all generated from the Monterey Wine Auction events and personal donations. This scholarship is targeted towards students with a passion for viticulture and enology. Dr. Peterson hopes to inspire future generations. Scholarship recipients must be studying Viticulture and Enology and are selected by the American Vineyard Foundation. Students are solicited and chosen by American Vineyard Foundation. Students must be doing research on grapevine diseases affecting the industry to be considered. Award amount: Varies Who Can Apply: Applications and selections are handled by Scott Deitrick at the American Vineyard Foundation. Scholarship recipients must be studying Viticulture and Enology and are selected by the American Vineyard Foundation. Students are solicited and chosen by American Vineyard Foundation. Students must be doing research on grapevine diseases affecting the industry to be considered.

National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship Foundation

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office unless otherwise indicated. Pursuing a poultry, food, or related agricultural degree (food science, etc)

Ameriprise Financial and AGSTAR Financial Services, ACA Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Member of one of the following Minnesota FFA chapters required: Fillmore Central, Kingsland, Lanesboro, Lewiston, Mabel-Canton, Rushford-Peterson, St. Charles or Winona. Family must be involved in production agriculture. Applicants must live on family farm.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

University Scholarship Program

Students currently studying agriculture at select universities around the nation may be eligible to apply for a CHS Foundation University Scholarship. Nearly 150 $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. Student eligibility: Scholarship recipients are selected by the following criteria: * Students are working towards an agricultural-related degree to pursue a career in agribusiness or production agriculture * Students will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year; students are eligible to receive the scholarship multiple years * First preference will be given to students with an interest in agricultural-based cooperatives; this may include, but not be limited to students who have: o Demonstrated interest through educational experiences focusing on cooperatives, which may include, but is not limited to international study tours, professional development, conferences, job shadowing, current membership/involvement with an agricultural cooperative o Interned, worked or plan to work for an agricultural-based cooperative o Taken a course covering cooperative business structure Please check the website for more information.

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

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