Scholarships for Agricultural Education

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Graduates in agricultural programs go into ranching, agribusiness, teaching, research, large-animal and veterinary sciences, and land management and conservation. There are careers awaiting on the family farm or in companies or organizations focused on a range of specialties within the industry. If you are interested in majoring in this area but require some financial assistance to reach your goals, here are some options to consider:

National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE)

The NAAE is a federation of state agricultural educators associations focusing on three areas: advocacy for agricultural education, professional development, and recruitment and retention of current agriculture educators. It is divided into six geographical regions across the country.

National Future Farmers of America (FFA)

The National FFA has been laying the foundation for agricultural research and education since its beginnings in 1928. The FFA offers more than 1,000 scholarships totaling $1.9 million for a diverse array of applicants and field of interests for FFA members. However, there are scholarships available through special support and sponsorship for non-members, who must still apply with an FFA form.

University of Idaho, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences can peruse a listing of more than 100 scholarships totaling approximately $450,000 for areas of study ranging from soil conservation and land management to animal studies. There are scholarships available for almost every niche, from education to multicultural scholars to study abroad. Many are not based on financial need, while others are. Some have strict grade-point average requirements, others do not.

University of Florida, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication

UF is an historically agriculturally focused university. Its Department of Agricultural Education and Communication offers the following:

Oklahoma State University, Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership

There are several scholarships available through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, in addition to the Department scholarships specifically tailored for students pursuing a degree in agricultural education at OSU.

Penn State, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Penn State’s Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education offers a wide range of scholarships of varying value, including: