Entering Freshmen

Entering freshmen who qualify for the MU Curators Scholar Award and enroll as a CAFNR student (by Jan. 1) will automatically receive an additional $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to three years.

Entering freshmen who qualify for the MU Chancellor’s Award and enroll as a CAFNR student (by Jan. 1) will automatically receive an additional $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to three years.

The scholarship deadline for entering freshmen is Dec. 1, (see additional instructions on the main Scholarships page).

To be eligible for consideration for all MU and CAFNR scholarships, entering freshmen must:

FFA Scholarships

The CAFNR General Application AY 2022-23 found in Scholarship Universe qualifies students for almost all CAFNR scholarships. However, the Curators Interscholastic Scholarship and Orscheln Farm and Home Scholarship (for current FFA members who are incoming CAFNR freshmen) require a separate application. The application deadline is Feb. 1.

Details on the FFA Scholarships:

  • Curators Interscholastic Events Scholarships are awarded to winners of high ratings in state agriculture/FFA Career Development Events and who rank in the upper third of their graduating class.
  • Orscheln Farm and Home Supply Inc. Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen who have been four-year members of FFA, have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability and have excelled scholastically. Preference given to applicants who live in areas served by Orscheln Farm and Home stores.