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
- ASA, CSSA, SSSA Awards and Scholarships – March 19, 2020. To learn more and apply please visit www.agronomy.org/awards | www.crops.org/awards | www.soils.org/awards
- Jimmy Mancbach Scholarship Foundation Wine Harvest Scholarships – due March 22, 2020. Awarding four scholarships this year. The Foundation enables young wine enthusiasts the opportunity to work crush at a renowned boutique winery that normally does not host interns. The recipient’s experience includes all aspects of winemaking, including an overall view of the wine industry. This year’s hosting vineyards include: Au Bon Cllimat, Heitz Cellars and Soter Vineyards. Our recipients are selected based on their passion for fine wine making, the education/experiences they have pursued and their work ethic. jimmymancbachscholarships.com
- John Rico Sage Scholarship – due April 1, 2020. Any University of Missouri-Columbia student who has completed their freshman year at MU and who has not previously received this scholarship is eligible to apply. You must also have completed 35 credit hours at MU and have a MU GPA of 3.5. Contact MU Student Financial Aid office (11 Jesse Hall) with questions. John Rico Sage Scholarship Criteria (Word) | Sage application 2020 (Word)
- SuretyBonds.com’s 2020 Small Business Scholarship – due April 15, 2020. www.suretybonds.com/scholarships/ Designed for students who have an entrepreneurial spirit and have been directly impacted by small business ownership. Will award one student $3,000 for the Fall 2020 semester.
- Farmer’s Business Network, Inc (FBN) Scholarship – due April 17, 2020. emergence.fbn.com/farm-and-rural-issues/agriculture-student-scholarship Selection criteria: junior or senior undergraduate with an agricultural background, or demonstrate an interest in precision agriculture data. Majors/fields of study: agribusiness, precision agriculture, ag systems technology, agronomy, ag communications and leadership, ag education, ag economics, ag science, ag biotechnology, crop sciences.
- 2020 Veteran Car Donations Annual Scholarship – due Aug. 15, 2020. The 2020 Veteran Car Donations Annual College Scholarship – supporting students pursuing STEM-related degrees. According to the Department of Education, STEM fields of study include computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences (including physical, biological, and agricultural sciences), and related fields. Related fields involve research, innovation, and/or the development of new technologies using the aforementioned fields of study. Veteran Car Donations will award the selected student applicant $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, Veteran Car Donations will award a $250 textbook scholarship to the two runners-up.
- Scholarships for Students with Disabilities – due March 1-April 15, 2020. Listing of scholarships from an external site.
- 2020 Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Foundation Scholarship – due April 15, 2020. Awarded to a student entering their senior year of study in any field related to the dairy industry. More details at: missouridairyhallofhonors.com.
- American Royal – Royal Scholars Program – due April 17, 2020. The American Royal, in partnership with Seaboard, is proud to offer the Seaboard Royal Scholars Program for collegiate students pursuing degree programs in agriculture. This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to top individuals throughout the country. The Royal Scholars program, sponsored by Seaboard, is designed to provide an opportunity for outstanding college students to advocate the food and fiber industry, leadership and the American Royal. Seaboard Royal Scholars will travel to Kansas City in September during the 121st American Royal to participate in American Royal Field Trip, Pro Rodeo and other American Royal events. For more information, or to apply, visit americanroyal.formstack.com/forms/royal_scholars_application
- Webster Groves Herb Society scholarship opportunities – Deadline: April 24, 2020. College sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the fields of plant science, food science, environmental science and related majors are eligible. See the guidelines, the scholarship application and the financial aid form (PDF). The application packets must be returned by email in PDF format only by April 24, 2020.
- St. Louis Area Hotel Association 2020 scholarship – due April 30, 2020. The Association awards scholarships to students (including, but not limited to, current hotel employees, allied members and tourism partners) interested in pursuing careers in the hospitality industry. Visit www.stlhotels.com/scholarships/ for details and application.
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