Scholarships for Weed Science

Your Skills Can Pay the Bills

Weeds are plants growing in the wrong place, and they can be a drag if you are the caretaker of the lawn. But they are more than a simple nuisance: Invasive weeds can have devastating effects on crops and entire ecosystems. If you have ever pondered why weeds are tough competitors, you may want to consider majoring in weed science. Graduates in this field can find employment in such areas as crop consulting, farm management, marketing of herbicides and fertilizers, and conducting research for companies or universities.

Scholarship assistance is available for students majoring in this area.

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Specialized Organizations

The 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:

The California Weed Science Society (CWSS)

CWSS offers three programs to assist California students in two- or four-year colleges with an interest in weed or invasive plant management:

The Idaho Weed Control Association (IWCA)

IWCA offers scholarship assistance to Idaho residents who are or will be studying at University of Idaho students, and plan to pursue a career in an area related to plant protection or weed control. Scholarship amounts vary depending on number of recipients each year. Applicants need to be a junior, senior or graduate student at the time they receive the award.

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

North Dakota State University, College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources

Students majoring in weed science are eligible to apply for one of several department scholarships offered by NDSU. Most of the scholarships are merit-based. Freshman, transfer, and continuing students can fill out one application form to be considered for all scholarships offered by the department.

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: