Scholarships from Outside CALS

The Office of Academic Affairs receives notification of scholarships offered by various agencies and organizations that may be of interest to CALS students.

  • FFA Scholarships. FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education. Criteria and application information is available at: is February 1, 2017
  • WinField United is keeping the tradition of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program, by announcing the kick-off for this year’s offering, today. Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 high school seniors and 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. Criteria and application information is available at: www.winfield.comdeadline is February 10, 2017
  • The Pork Industry Scholarships is open to all juniors and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine, are invited to submit an application for consideration to receive one of the scholarships sponsored by the Pork Checkoff. Criteria and application information is available at: pork.orgdeadline is February 17, 2017
  • The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) goal of this long-standing program is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholastic support to outstanding agriculture-focused students. We are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to the DCHA membership to support a student who strives to work in the calf and heifer segment after graduation. The annual DCHA scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled in an agriculture-related program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-high school education. An individual may only receive the scholarship once. Criteria and application information is available at: DCHAscholarshipdeadline is February 20, 2017
  • The John and Isabelle Ames is a $500 award, to be released to the recipient upon proof of registration for classes for the upcoming semester. Mr. and Mrs. Ames were avid supporters of education. All nine of their children received a college degree, which was a source of pride for them. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment toward completion of a degree. Criteria is available on: scholarship application formdeadline is March 1, 2017
  • DHI Foundation Polk-Burnett Fund Group Scholarship. Applicant’s family must reside in Polk or Burnett Counties or be a present or past member of the Polk-Burnett DHI AgSource. Preference may be given to students in agriculture related majors and students of farm families. Scholarship proceeds will not be given until student has successfully completed one semester of post high school education and a transcript is sent in showing the semester completion. Criteria and application information is available at: scholarship application formdeadline is March 31, 2017
  • The purpose of the Lake County Master Gardener Scholarship is to promote the objectives of the organization by providing scholarships to Lake County undergraduate students in the majors listed below. Scholarships of up to $2800 have been awarded in the past, with a guaranteed minimum of $500 for those awarded scholarships. Awards are dependent on funds available and the number of applicants during any given award year. Additional criteria and application information is available at: LCMG Scholarshipdeadline is April 3, 2017
  • U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program The Critical Language Scholarship Program is an intensive overseas language program. For
    seven to ten weeks each summer, undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. live and study at over twenty sites abroad, covering the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in thirteen critical languages. Additional criteria and application information is available at: U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program.
  • ExtremeTerrain is offering two $3,000 scholarships, one for the fall semester and one for the spring Semester to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. Students should submit a 700 – 1500 word essay that describes who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands. Additional criteria and application information is available at: ExtremeTerraindeadline is June 15, 2017
  • Adult Career & Special Student Services (ACSSS)
    Returning adult students are often concerned about financing their education. ACSSS can help. Students who have had a significant break (typically 5 years or more) along their educational path and are planning to enroll in just one course in a semester may be eligible for a Continuing Education Grant. The grant pays full in-state tuition for one course. Additional criteria and application information is available at our website at Continuing Education (CE) Grantsummer, fall, and spring grant application deadlines