Scholarships for Agricultural Business
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Would you like to learn how to run a business that produces animal or plant products? Many graduates from this area of study work for large food companies in the areas of sales, marketing, or production. Other employment options after graduation include working for a government agency or as a commodities broker. Some graduates choose to work for financial institutions that act as lenders to farmers.
Financial assistance is available to students who wish to major in this area of study. Check out these examples of available funding:
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
The FFA offers more than $2 million in scholarships each year under the provisions of the National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program. The following scholarships are examples of scholarships offered to agricultural business students through the FFA:
AGCO Corporation offers six scholarships in the amount of $2,400.00 each. These scholarships are non-renewable. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need as well as community involvement.
Two scholarships worth $2,500.00 each are offered by AGDATA Inc. to students pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Those individuals interested in being considered for one of these non-refundable scholarships must be in financial need.
One-$5,00.00 scholarship, two-$2,000.00, and 10-$1,000.00 non-renewable scholarships are offered by the Agricultural Division of the Wilbur Ellis Company. To qualify, applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a score of 1100 on the SAT. This scholarship is available to students from California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Texas, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Oregon, Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota.
For those applicants who are residents of Georgia, Florida, or Alabama majoring in agriculture or agriculture business, Birdsong Peanuts offers a $1,000.00 scholarship. The applicant or his or her family must be peanut producers to qualify for funding.
Ten scholarships in the amount of $5,000.00 each ($1,250.00 per year) are made available from BNSF Railway Company. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive funding in subsequent years. This scholarship is open to students from North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, Illinois, and California.
University of New Mexico, College of Agricultural Economic and Agricultural Business
The Department offers several scholarships to students majoring in agricultural business. Financial assistance is offered based on academic ability, financial need, or both. In order to be considered for funding assistance for the following fall semester, applications must be submitted by March 1 each year.
North Carolina A&T State University
Each semester two scholarships worth $1,000.00 each will be awarded to full-time students majoring in agricultural business under the Syngenta Scholars Program. A GPA of 3.0 or higher and documented participation in extra-curricular activities are required to be eligible for this source of funding.
The State Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association Scholarship provides $600.00 in scholarship assistance to an undergraduate student majoring in agricultural business, agricultural economics, or marketing each year.