Scholarships for Agronomy

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You had a dose of agronomy this morning in your cup of coffee, in the cotton shirt you chose to wear, and at the golf course where you plan to meet friends. Agronomists study soil and plant sciences, crop production, natural resources, conservation practices, and weed and pest management. Experts bolster the production of food, feed, fuel, fiber, and pharmaceutical crops while working to maintain or improve the environment. These days, their areas of expertise have expanded into global issues, including organics, biofuels, sustainable agriculture, nutraceuticals, and the greening in Africa.

Agronomy is often pursued at the post-secondary level. Here are some organizations and scholarships that can help you meet your educational or career goals in this career field.

Specialized Organizations

American Society of Agronomy

The American Society of Agronomy in Wisconsin shares a close relationship with the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) though they are separate organizations. Separately, the organizations offer more than 30 awards. Combined, the groups oversee eight scholarships. Here are a few:

agronomy scholarships

Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council

Missouri Corn programs award a total of $7,500 in student scholarships each year to deserving high school students and college juniors:

College Scholarships

Texas A&M University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Texas A&M is the largest of its kind in the nation, with 14 different departments for specialization. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible for university-wide scholarships. In addition, the College offers a host of scholarships for agronomy-related fields, such as:

Kansas State University, Department of Agronomy

K-State offers more than 40 scholarships for agronomy undergraduates and 23 for graduate students.

Louisiana State University, School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences

Several scholarships LSU’s College of Agriculture are tailored for undergraduates and graduates in agronomy, including: