National Scholarships

Application Due Date: January 1, 2026

  • Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships: Presented to students pursuing degrees that promote sustainable agriculture.   The nomination form and application information online in years when the scholarship is offered.
  • ASA Scholarships: Awarded to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in agriculture. See Agronomy Awards for more information.
  • Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program, Winfield Solutions.  $1000 to college freshman or sophomores.  Deadline early April.   See application for more details.
  • Daughters of American Agriculture: The DAA Foundation provides $1000 scholarships to farm, ranch and agribusiness women or their daughters in two categories: the Jean Ibendahl scholarship to high school graduates age 18-23 and the Sister Thomas More Bertels scholarship to women age 24 and over. Scholarship funds may be used for accredited courses in agricultural leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or other courses directly related to agriculture. See Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships for more information.
  • Grain Elevator and Processing Society Scholarships: Presented to undergraduates and Agricultural Technology students interested in studying grain-handling operations in a post-secondary program. The application deadline is May 1. See the Grain Elevator and Processing Society for more information.
  • The GROWMARK Foundation will provide fifty-five $2000 scholarships to students pursuing agriculture-related degrees or certificates at colleges, universities, or technical schools in the United States and Ontario, Canada. Students must be high school seniors or the equivalent, or continuing students enrolled in good standing at a college, university, or technical school. Scholarships will be awarded based on information collected in this application, including academic achievement, school and community involvement, and essay responses.  See GROWMARK scholarship page.
  • Jerry Minore Scholarship Available for Ag Students:  The Minore Memorial Scholarship will fund two $2,500 scholarships for the academic year.   Additional information, including instructions for applying, are available at the National Wheat Foundation Website. Applications are due December 31.
  • Mid America Croplife Association (MACA) Young Leadership Scholarships:  Sophomores or juniors with an educational focus on agriculture.   Applications are due mid to late November.
  • National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) Foundation (FEAE).  Open to second year undergraduate student pursuing and presently enrolled in a four-year degree in a major or discipline in agriculture, such as Soil Sciences, Agronomy, or Weed Science.  Applications due December 1. 
  • National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation - Five $1,500 scholarships are available to college students (sophomores, juniors, seniors) who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness or an ag-vocation field. See the National Corn Growers Association Scholarship Page for more information, this year applications due by January 31.    
  • National FFA Scholarships: Awarded to students based on FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics. See the National FFA Organization Web site for more information.
  • National Garden Club Scholarships: Awarded to students pursuing degrees in Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany, Biology, and/or other related subjects. See NGC Scholarships for more information.
  • Secure Optimal Yield Scholarship: Presented by the American Soybean Association and awarded to high school seniors. See Secure Optimal Yield for more information.
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarships: Awarded to students pursuing degrees in natural resources conservation. See SWCS Scholarships for more information.
  • Syngenta Student Scholarships.   Presented to undergraduates pursuing a career in agriculture.   For additional information see
  • USDA Public Service Leaders Scholarship: Provides undergraduate and graduate level students with a challenging internship opportunity combined with a scholarship. The program is designed to promote public service and create access to higher education. Upon successful completion of program and degree requirements, participants become permanent employees of USDA. See the USDA Public Service Leaders Scholarship for more information.