Agriculture

Ag Day Essay Contest

Sponsor: Agriculture Council of America

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: January 31, 2020

Description: Contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 in the 2019-2020 school year who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must submit a written or video essay on a given topic related to agriculture.


USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: January 31, 2020

Description: Scholarships are open to U.S. citizens who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Applicant must study agriculture, food, natural resource science, or other related academic disciplines.


IAA Foundation Scholarship Program

Sponsor: IAA Foundation

Amount: Up to $7,500

Closing Date: February 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to high school graduates and graduating high school seniors who are Illinois Farm Bureau members, spouses of a member, or a member’s child. Applicant must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled at an accredited college, university, community college or trade school majoring in agriculture, agribusiness, or a closely related field.


National Garden Clubs College Scholarships

Sponsor: National Garden Clubs

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 1, 2020

Description: Scholarships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Wildlife Science, Plant Pathology/Science, City Planning, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Environmental Concerns, Land Management or other related or allied subjects.


Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship

Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 15, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who will be entering an accredited college or university located in the United States as a Freshman with a major in horticulture. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen residing in the state of California.


AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships

Sponsor: Agriculture Future of America

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: March 11, 2020

Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students enrolled in an agriculture-related degree programs across the U.S.


Truman D. Picard Scholarship

Sponsor: Intertribal Timber Council

Amount: Up to $2,500

Closing Date: March 13, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are Native American and pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.


BAGI Scholarship

Sponsor: Balloon Association of Greater Illinois (BAGI)

Amount: $500

Closing Date: March 15, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to Illinois Farm Bureau members and their dependents (age 21 and younger) who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited community college, college, or university and enrolled in agriculture, agribusiness, or agriculture-related field.


High School Senior Scholarships

Sponsor: Compeer Financial

Amount: $1,500

Closing Date: March 16, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into an agriculture or agriculture-related curriculum at a university, college or community college. Applicant must be a resident of Compeer Financial’s 144 county territory (Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin).


Advancing Agricultural Science Opportunities for Native Americans (AASONA) Scholarship

Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to Native American students who are pursuing agriculture related STEM degrees during the upcoming academic year.