External scholarships are awards funded by sources independent of the University of Missouri, such as businesses, not-for-profit groups, foundations and government agencies. Criteria vary but usually include academic performance, financial need, community affiliations or unique elements related to the funding organization.
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External Scholarship Opportunities
- Crop Agricultural Disciplines Scholarship Opportunities – due Dec. 1, 2020. Three undergrad scholarships (a single application will apply for all three) and two graduate scholarships (a single application will apply for both scholarships). The applications and full details can be found at thefeae.org
Undergraduate: NAICC’s Foundation for Environmental Agriculture Education (FEAE) will provide three undergraduate scholarships to be awarded to deserving undergraduate students in agriculture: RICHARD JENSEN SCHOLARSHIP: $3,000 and two BELCHIM CROP PROTECTION SCHOLARSHIPS: $1,500 each. Criteria: 1. Pursuing a four-year degree in a major or discipline closely aligned to crop production, such as Soil Science, Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Weed Science, or Crop Science. 2. Completed a minimum of one year toward a four-year degree.
Graduate: Two graduate scholarships will be awarded to graduate students in agriculture: EDWARD H. LLOYD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: $3,000 and WILBUR ELLIS SCHOLARSHIP: $2,000. Criteria: 1. Pursuing a graduate degree in a major or discipline closely aligned to crop production, such as Soil Science, Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Weed Science, or Crop Science. 2. Completed an undergraduate degree.
- National Corn Growers Association – William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship – due Dec. 4, 2020. Five $1,500 scholarships available to undergraduate college students: online application. There are multiple scholarship programs: please select the correct program on the online form. To apply, students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com.
- Mid America CropLife Association – Young Leader Scholarship Program 2021 – Due Jan. 6, 2021. YLSP Overview 2021 (Word) Scholarship candidates required to submit the following:
- YLSP Application 2021 (Word)
- Brief Cover Letter stating what and where their summer internship will be
- Application Letter/Essay – 500 words or less stating why they believe they are worthy of this opportunity
- “Unofficial” Transcript
Submit all components of the scholarship application to Lena Johnson (CAFNR Academic Programs Office) – email@example.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. CAFNR will submit the selected CAFNR students to MACA for the next stage of the process.
- Grow Ag Leaders scholarship opportunity – students apply by Jan. 14, 2021. America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Students (including non-FFA members) can apply now for a $1,500 scholarship, and they need two endorsements to qualify. See the official rules. Students apply for the scholarship by Jan. 14, 2021. Two farmers endorse the application by Jan. 21, 2021.
- AHLA Foundation scholarship opportunity for Hospitality Management students – due Feb. 15, 2021. Apply online: ahlafoundation.scholarshipapps.org. More information on the various scholarships offered: ahlafoundation.org/ScholarshipFAQs
- Six Tips for Winning Scholarships from FFA
- Check into scholarships offered by your parents’ employers, civic clubs (such as Elks Club) or electric cooperatives.
- MU student financial aid external scholarship resources