Pork scholarship deadline fast approaching

PorkBeInspiredLogo_450The Ohio Pork Council has up to $9,000 in scholarships available this year.

Scholarships range from $500 to $1000 per individual.

Deadline to apply is April 18, 2014.

College students who are actively involved in the pork industry – or whose parents are involved – are encouraged to to apply. Children of pork industry employees, managers and contract growers are eligible. 

The Ohio Pork Council Women also offers $500 scholarships to college juniors or seniors.

For complete details, or to fill out an application, visit: ohiopork.org/pork-council-information.

May deadline for Illinois Corn internships

Illinois Corn is looking for social media and video interns this fall.

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2014.

Social Media Internship

Students will engage audiences on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and blogs to help non-farmers understand farming methods. The independent internship can be completed from any Illinois college campus, though students are required to travel to Bloomington twice.

Video Production Internship

Student videographers can script, shoot, edit and produce videos that teach farming methods to non-farmers. This intern is based in the Bloomington, Ill., office.

For complete details about both internships, or to apply, visit ILCorn.org.

Scholarships and internships for April and May 2014

Below are links to posts about scholarships available to ag students.


April 1

UPI member scholarships due

$1k scholarships available through AgStar

April 15

American Agri-Women Fly-In scholarships due

Syngenta scholarship essays due

National Dairy Shrine scholarship applications due

HotelsCheap.org scholarship applications due

April 18

Ohio Pork Council scholarship applications due

April 30

AICJA scholarship applications due


May 1

Some Angus scholarships due

May 15

Illinois Corn internship applications due

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships available

Scholarships that honor pioneer women are available to farmers who need help paying for college.

The Jean Ibendahl Scholarship is available to eligible applicants ages 18-23. The Sister Thomas More Bertels fund is available to those 24 years and older. Both scholarships are $1,000 and availble through American Agri-Women.

To qualify:

  • Must be a farmer, rancher or be the wife, daughter or other close relative of a farmer, rancher or other person employed in agriculture.
  • There must be an economic or financial need.
  • Knowledge of or work experience in agriculture.
  • Grade Point Average or placement on tests are considered. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition for recognized courses in ag leadership, technology, communications, education, rural sociology, medicine or other courses directly related to agriculture and the needs in agricultural communities.

Applications are due June 1, 2014.

More details and applications are available at AmericanAgriwomen.org.

National Dairy Shrine scholarship applications due next month

The deadline to apply for National Dairy Shrine scholarships is April 15, 2014.

Scholarships include:

  • Two Kildee Graduate Scholarships at $3,000
  • One Kildee Undergraduate Scholarship at $1,500
  • Student Recognition Program (1st receives $2,000; 2nd $1,500; 3rd-7th $1,000)
  • Junior Merit Scholarship (1st receives $1,500; 2nd-4th $1,000)
  • Sophomore Merit Scholarship (1st receives $1,500; 2nd-4th $1,000)
  • Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarship (1st receives $1,500; 2nd-5th $1,000)
  • Education & Communication Scholarship (1st receives $1,500; 2nd-5th $1,000)
  • Two NDS/IAGER scholarships at $1,000
  • Two Maurice E. Core Scholarships at $1,000
  • McCullough scholarships (1st gets $2,500; 2nd $1,500)
  • Seven Klussendorf/McKown Scholarships at $1,500

For complete details and applications, visit www.dairyshrine.org.


AAW scholarship available for annual Fly-In

Members of American Agri-Women have until April 15, 2014, to apply for a $500 scholarship.

The Gail McPherson Scholarship provides funds to help AAW members attend the annual Fly-In in Washington D.C. Up to three scholarships will be awarded. Members who attended past Fly-Ins are not eligible.

For complete details, or to fill out an application, visit AmericanAgriWomen.org.

Applications available for Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship

asi logoGraduate students studying sheep and areas related to sheep are eligible to apply for a $1,500 scholarship through the American Sheep Industry’s Sheep Heritage Foundation.

Scholarship is available to students in the U.S. Students must:

  • be a graduate student involved in sheep and/or wool research in such areas as animal science, agriculture economics or veterinary medicine with proof of U.S. graduate school acceptance,
  • complete an application, and
  • present two letters of reference.

Applications are due June 1, 2014.

The application form can be downloaded at SheepUSA.org or obtained by contacting ASI, Attn: Memorial Scholarship, 9785 Maroon Circle, Suite 360, Englewood, CO 80112, 303-771-3500 or email mary@sheepusa.org.

Indiana Farm Bureau offers scholarships to ag students

Several scholarships through Indiana Farm Bureau are due over the next few weeks.

Scholarships due March 1

District 1 scholarship

On Saturday, March 1, applications for the District 1 scholarship are due. To be eligible, the applicant must be a high school senior admitted to an accredited higher education institution and must be planning to study at least one year in an agriculture-related field. Students must also come from a family that has held Indiana Farm Bureau membership for at least two years prior to the student applying for scholarship funds.

Click here to get details about the District 1 scholarship.

District 3 Agriculture Leadership Institute scholarship

This $500 award goes to an Indiana Farm Bureau member who is at least 21 years old and lives in Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Jasper, Newton, Tippecanoe or White counties.Eligible applicants must be accepted and enrolled in the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Institute to qualify.

Click for full details on the Ag Leadership Institute scholarship.

District 3 non-traditional scholarship

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to applicants at least 21 years old who are enrolled at a higher education institution. Field of study is not limited,

Get details on the District 3 non-traditional scholarship.

District 3 Carolyn Burkle scholarship

To be eligible for this one-time $1,000 scholarship, applicants must be accepted in a higher education institution, and
reside in one of the following eight counties: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Jasper, Newton, Tippecanoe or White Counties.

Get details on the District 3 Carolyn Burkle scholarship.

District 10 scholarship

High school seniors who are over 17 years old and admitted into an accredited college can apply. Applicants must plan to study in an ag-related field for at least a year to qualify.

Click here for details on the District 10 scholarship.

Scholarships due next week

The scholarships below are due by March 3, 2014. 

Indiana Farm Bureau Career Enrichment scholarship

This scholarship is for applicants 21 years and older who need help paying for text books, workbooks, supplies, seminars, credit or non-credit classes or a degree program.Applicants must be a member of Indiana Farm Bureau. AWards are also based on career goals, financial need and involvement and leadership in activities.

Click here for full details.

Marion Stackhouse Memorial scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship could go to one applicant, or be divided among several. Applicants must be members purshing an agriculture-related degree. Funds could be used for workshops, or credit or non-scredit courses.

Click here for complete details.

Foundation Scholarship

An applicant in each district will receive $500 to help with school expenses. Applicants must be at least 17, a high school senior and and be from an Indiana Farm Bureau member family. Students must also be admitted to to a college. ‘

Full details are available here.

Other scholarships

More scholarships are available in individual counties. Visit www.infarmbureau.org to scroll through the complete list of scholarships available.

March 2014 scholarship deadlines

Deadlines for scholarships and internships below.

March 1

IBA scholarships and internship

ISA scholarship applications due

Global Scholarship applications due in March

University of Nebraska at Lincoln and University of Wyoming Farm Credit Services of America applications due 

FCS membership scholarship applications due

March 3

United Cooperative scholarship deadline

March 14

Water Street Solutions scholarships deadline

March 15

CHS Foundation scholarship deadline

Wisconsin FFA scholarship deadline

March 20

Cheesemaker scholarship deadline

March 31


Murray Wise Association scholarship deadline


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March 14-15, 2014

Murray Wise offers ag scholarships

Murray Wise AssociatesSeveral scholarship are available through the Murray Wise Associates Foundation.

Awards are for a minimum of $1,000 and may be renewed yearly for up to four years, provided certain criteria are met. Recipients are selected based on academic credentials, including class rank, grade point average and test scores.

College students and high school seniors who have been accepted into an accredited college, university or community college for agriculture studies can apply.

All initial applications will be taken online through a secure process that includes both a questionnaire and an ability to upload transcripts, letters of reference and other documents in support of an application.

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

For more details, visit app.murraywiseassociates.com.