Plastino Scholar Awards

The Plastino Scholar awards were established in 2007 by a generous gift from David A. Plastino, a UD alumnus.  The awards support self-designed, off-campus learning experiences that enrich the lives of the student recipients and others who are impacted by their projects.  Plastino awards are competitive, and Plastino Scholars are among UD’s most talented, promising, and imaginative students.  For the current academic year, Plastino Scholar applications are due on December 8, 2017.

Interest meetings will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Room 308 Gore Hall and on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Room 222 Gore Hall.

Interested students should be encouraged to visit the Plastino Scholars website (

NCGA, BASF Accepting Applications for 2018 Ag Scholarships

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,000 scholarships are available to college students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates) who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness or an ag-vocation field.

The five scholarship winners will be announced at NCGA’s annual trade show and convention, Commodity Classic, which will be held on February 27 – March 1, 2018 in Anaheim, California.

Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of NCGA. Funds are for the 2018-2019 school year.  Past scholarship winners, employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at

Applications must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2017.

The application is available at:

National Grocers Association Scholarship

The National Grocers Association is excited to present the Research and Education Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Program! This scholarship program is designed for strong students with at least a 2.5 GPA who have identified a passion for the independent grocery industry. Candidates may apply on the website here:—default-library/2017-foundation-scholarship-application.pdf?sfvrsn=2

The Jockey Club Now Providing $21,000 in Academic Scholarships

The Jockey Club has announced that it will be awarding $21,000 in college scholarships for the academic year that begins in the fall of 2017.

A new scholarship, known as The Jockey Club Scholarship, will provide $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry.

That scholarship complements The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship, which was created in 2007 and is awarded annually to a student or students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP). The annual $6,000 ($3,000 per semester) Jack Goodman Scholarship is based on academic achievement, a proposed career path in the Thoroughbred racing industry, and previous industry involvement.

Goodman, a resident of Tucson, is a longtime member of The Jockey Club and is one of three founders of the RTIP. To date, there have been 17 recipients of The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship and 15 of them are working in the equine industry.

“The Jockey Club, in a variety of ways, is always trying to encourage the participation of young people in our sport and not just as fans,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “With these scholarships, we are aiming to attract students who have demonstrated a passion for Thoroughbred racing and may want to make it their livelihood.”

For The Jockey Club Scholarship, the following criteria will be considered: career aspirations, activities involving the equine or Thoroughbred industry, and high academic achievement.

Applications and other pertinent information about both scholarships are available at under Advocacy/Promotion, Education. Applications for each scholarship must be completed by Sunday, April 30, 2017, and the recipients will be announced this summer.

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at Additional information is available at

Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers (MACCA)Scholarship Program


The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers (MACCA) have established a scholarship program, which will award two deserving students with scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each ($1,250 for each semester) enrolled in an agronomy related program at an accredited junior college, college or university.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career in plant and soil sciences.  Given the declining number of students enrolled in agronomy related programs in our region, the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers believe it is important to encourage students to consider careers in agronomy by supporting their education needs through the use of scholarships.

Applicants must be a resident of or attending school in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, or West Virginia).

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted to a 2-year or 4-year institution working toward a degree in agronomy or related field.

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipients.  The selection will be based on the student’s agricultural background, relevant field involvement, financial need, grade point average, agronomic related studies, career goals, and extra curricular activities.

The awards will be presented during lunch at the Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School, Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Princess Royale in Ocean City, MD. Winners are expected to attend.

Application Process
Interested students should return a completed application. Online applications can be found here. The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Scholarship Committee may request additional information prior to the selection. Applications must be received by June 15th.  Please mail to the address below, or email to

MACCA Scholarship Committee
209 Jarman Branch Drive
Centreville, MD 21617

IPSA Scholarship Program

The IPSA scholarship program was created to benefit the future of the Agricultural industry by supporting and encouraging the education of future Ag professionals.
IPSA awards $2,000 scholarships annually based on the number of applicants.
IPSA considers both high school seniors as well as active college students.
You must be majoring in an Agriculture related degree to be considered. No non-agriculture major applicants will be considered.
Preference is given to Science related fields (Agronomy, Crop, Soil, Engineering), and Business fields (Agriculture Business,Economics, Marketing)
Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement, community and agricultural involvement. All applications will be reviewed by the IPSA Scholarship Awards Committee and the Board of Directors of the Independent Professional Seed Association.
Finalists for the IPSA Scholarships must be available for a Skype based interview with the IPSA Scholarship Awards Committee.
Awards will be presented at the IPSA Annual Conference in January; travel arrangements will be handled by IPSA.

All Scholarship Awards will be $2,000 per successful applicant.  Previous award winners and applicants are also encouraged to reapply.  IPSA will present a minimum of 5 Awards in 2017.  The Deadline for applications is 5 PM, Central Standard Time, Friday, April 14, 2017.

Applications can be found on the association website, and should be sent via email to either Catherine Ballard at or Todd Martin at

Scholarships- Specifically for CANR Students

It is time to apply for SCHOLARSHIPS for the 2017-2018 UD academic year just for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources undergraduates.  Just because you applied last year doesn’t mean you can’t apply again for most of these awards!

Application DEADLINE for applying is April 15th.   No late applications will be accepted.

Undergraduate Student Services
104 Townsend Hall

Poultry Science Association Diamond V Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

Diamond V Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

The Poultry Science Association Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are invited for the Inaugural Diamond V Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship. The Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding rising incoming junior undergraduate student in the field of Poultry Science, and will commence in the Fall Semester of 2017. Preference will be given to students who intend to pursue a graduate education in poultry science or a closely related field. The Scholarship will provide funding of $1,250.00 per semester until graduation for a maximum of four semesters, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Review of qualified applicants and selection of the scholarship recipient will be completed by a task force of Poultry Science Association members with the recipient to be formally announced during the Donor Reception at the PSA Annual Meeting in 2017.

The deadline for application for this scholarship is March 31, 2017. Applications should be made online here. Any questions should be directed to the PSA office at

The PSA Foundation is a charitable corporation affiliated with the Poultry Science Association with the primary purpose of advancing the founding principles of PSA. Since its establishment in 2004, the PSA Foundation has worked to support a variety of initiatives. To learn more about the PSA Foundation, visit