External scholarships

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.

Please note that a link to a website does not constitute an endorsement by CAFNR of the sponsors or products on that site. The information is simply being provided as a resource for students and their families.

When searching for external scholarships, look out for signs of scams. Never give money, credit card numbers or bank account information to any entity promising scholarships.

External Scholarship Opportunities

  • National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) Scholarship | Deadline April 1
    Members of the Farmers Union and their families or members of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) are eligible. Scholarship awards range from $1,500-$2,000 and funds can be used for tuition and books. For more information, visit https://nfu.org/education/scholarships.
  • Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Foundation Scholarship | Deadline April 15
    The Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Foundation is providing a scholarship of up to $2,500 to one or more post-secondary students preferably from Missouri about to enter their final (senior) year in any agriculture program within the State of Missouri. In less than 1,500 words, the applicant must describe how their major and/or minor course of study and their desired career field are closely related to the dairy industry – e.g.: production, processing, cattle breeding, animal nutrition or health, farm or plant management, merchandising, quality control and others. See more information online.
  • Webster Grove Herb Society 2022-23 Scholarship | April 18
    Attention CAFNR students studying plant science, food science and environmental concerns. Email application (PDF) to Webster Groves Herb Society, Lynn Hackethal at mlhackethal@yahoo.com.
    WGHS Scholarship Info (Word) | WGHS Application (Word) | WGHS Financial Aid Document (Word)
  • 2022 Commercial Cattlemen’s Scholarship | Deadline May 1
    The Angus Foundation is offering four $1,500 scholarships to students whose families use registered Angus bulls in their commercial operations. Additional information and application instructions can be found at angusfoundation.org.

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