Scholarship Opportunity – True Leaf Market

We wanted to make you aware of a $5000 scholarship we offer to a student each year studying any of the Agricultural Sciences (Botany, Horticulture, Agricultural Production, Greenhouse Management, Plant Breeding, Agronomy, etc…)

We are a seed company, True Leaf Market (www.trueleafmarket.com), and the scholarship is in honor of one of our founders Demetrios (Dimo) Agathangelides.

The scholarship application deadline is July 31st each year, and the scholarship is awarded at the end of August.
The application can be found here: https://www.trueleafmarket.com/pages/scholarships

And previous scholarship recipients are listed here: https://www.trueleafmarket.com/pages/scholarship-winners

Precision Agriculture Scholarship

Farms.com is eager for the return of the Precision Agriculture Scholarship Contest—students who have a precision ag idea that will have a positive impact on the environment, or are socially responsible, are encouraged to apply!

You could WIN 1 of 3 US$2,000 scholarships (one winner will be awarded in each region: Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom).

Students can be studying in any field, not just agriculture, including robotics, AI, engineering, environmental science, etc. However, the ideas need to be practical and appealing to farmers!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM (Eastern North America).

For more information on how to enter and eligibility, visit here.

USDA Agriculture Education Fellowship Opportunity in Uganda

Ready for an experience of a lifetime?

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is recruiting 9 fellows for a 9-month USDA fellowship in Uganda beginning June 2022. This opportunity empowers fellows to hone their skills and gain practical field experience while contributing to impactful work. Fellows will help establish school-based agricultural education and youth extension programs at participating schools through classroom instruction, field demonstrations, and entrepreneurship projects.

Learn more about what fellows will be doing through the IAEFP Ghana experience: IAEFP Facebook and IAEFP Instagram

This USDA-funded fellowship offers:

  • Funds for airfare, housing, food, visa, insurance, and travel vaccines
  • An opportunity to experience agricultural education in an international development setting
  • Strong oversight and security team based on strong networks developed over a 65-year presence
  • An intentionally cultivated fellowship cohort to help ease transitions and share knowledge
  • Opportunities for involvement with other CRS projects during semester breaks

To apply, applicants need at least a Bachelor’s degree in an ag-related field and US citizenship.

Interested candidates who meet these requirements, should reach out to Priyanka Subba priyanka.subba@crs.org as soon as possible to apply. Application deadline is May 13th

More information about this opportunity can be found on the CRS IAEFP Webpage and in the this brochure.

$1500 Fred Winter Memorial Award for Excellence in Horticulture

The Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2022 Fred Winter Memorial Award for Excellence in Horticulture.

Criteria to be considered for this award include:

  • Full Time Student who is of Junior or Senior Class Standing in Horticulture or related field
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Live or attend school in the area PSPA serves which  includes: PA, NJ, MD, OR DE.
  • Student must be interested in employment in horticulture industry or in furthering their education in horticulture or related field.

Please apply here by May 1st, 2022 and send all completed applications to Dr. Carl Brown at caboley@comcast.net.

Scholarships from GROWMARK Foundation and more

Maryland Grain Producers

New this year, the Maryland Grain Producers and the National Corn Growers Association are combining their scholarship application process. This will allow our grain members to apply for multiple scholarships at once!
Applications are due January 31, 2022.
Learn more: Maryland Grain Producers and the National Corn Growers Association

Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers

The Mid Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers (MACCA) has established a scholarship program, that will award up to two deserving students with scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 for each semester) enrolled in an agronomy related program at an accredited junior college or university. Up to one year after college graduation, recipients will have the opportunity to take the CCA Exam, free of cost.
Applications must be received by Friday, February 18, 2022.
Learn more: Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers

GROWMARK Foundation

To help students with the financial aspect of pursuing their passion for agriculture, the GROWMARK Foundation is once again offering its scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to fifteen individuals who are pursuing two or four-year degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field.
Applications are due April 14, 2022.
Learn more: GROWMARK Foundation

Milton Garden Club High School Scholarship

The Milton Garden Club is now accepting applications for the Milton Garden Club High School Scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded is based on the number of qualified applicants.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education and legal residents of Sussex County, Delaware.

CRITERIA:

  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the study of landscape or ornamental horticulture; plant science including sustainable landscapes, production horticulture, plant pathology, plant biology and genetics, soils and environmental quality; landscape design and architecture; agribusiness marketing and management or another similar related field.
  • Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
    • 1. Financial need
    • 2. Scholastic Achievement
    • 3. Community service, leadership and activities in and out of school
    • 4. Application appearance, organization and completeness

The application deadline is APRIL 1, 2022.

Download the application package here.

Scholarships Available: Delaware Equine Council Foundation

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

The Delaware Equine Council Foundation (DECF) will award a $1500 scholarship to one or more individuals who meet the required criteria. Must be a U.S. citizen, or a legal resident alien, and a Delaware resident or DEC member (may join during the application process). Must be enrolled and in good standing at an agricultural or equine course of study or related field, or a veterinary or vet tech program in the United States and have completed, or are about to complete, one full semester.

Link to the scholarship application form:  https://delawareequinecouncil.org/scholarships.php#apply

The deadline for accepting applications for scholarships awarded by the Delaware Equine Council Foundation (DECF) is January 31, 2022.

Plastino Scholars

Looking for a way to bring your academic, social justice, or personal passions to life? University of Delaware students are encouraged to apply for a David A. Plastino Scholar Award, a study grant that provides funds that make a transformational difference in the lives of selected Plastino Scholars by enabling them to pursue a passionate interest to a degree not otherwise possible during the academic year.

The Plastino Scholars Program was established in 2007 by a gift from UD alumnus David A. Plastino to help outstanding UD undergraduate students realize their dreams by supporting them in self-designed, off-campus learning experiences that create a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

The program awards study grants to selected undergraduate students who exhibit extraordinary talent, promise, and imagination. Any undergraduate student may apply provided that, at the time of application, he or she is enrolled for at least twelve semester hours and has not completed more than five semesters. For the 2022 Plastino Scholar cycle only, graduating seniors may apply so long as their Plastino experience is completed before the end of 2022.

Applicants must submit a 250-word abstract, a project narrative of no more than 5,000 words, two letters of recommendation, and a detailed project budget by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2021. Students can visit the program website to watch a PowerPoint introduction, begin their application and learn more: https://www.cas.udel.edu/plastino-scholars

Scholarships Available from the Horticultural Research Institute

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) will grant up over $25,000 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

These scholarships are made possible by nine endowed funds that aid students who are seeking a lifelong career in horticulture. HRI and its donor firms consider graduating students in horticulture to be the lifeblood of the green industry. Applications are due no later than September 10, 2021.

• The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, or VT
• The Spring Meadow Scholarship is awarded to students who are interested in a career in woody plant propagation, production, or breeding
• The Mugget Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry
• The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of MD, VA, or WV
• The Gunter Mecking Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in any aspect of the horticultural industry
• The Wright Family of Alabama Scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to work in the horticultural industry, with preference given to Alabama students pursuing greenhouse careers

Scholarship applications are due no later than September 10, 2021 and may be accessed on HRI’s website at https://www.hriresearch.org/scholarship-application-and-resources.