Scholarships

Supporting the next generation of agriculture through land grant university and community college scholarships.

Land Grant University Scholarships

Overview

We offer multiple annual scholarships to qualified students studying agriculture at land grant universities in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Scholarship Amount

$2,500


Scholarships Awarded

Eight per university


Qualifying Universities

  • Iowa State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Wyoming

Selection Criteria

  • College junior or senior in good academic standing for the academic year scholarship is received.
  • Enrolled in the College of Agriculture with course work emphasis in agribusiness or economics. See university land grant online link or printed application for specific course work emphasis criteria.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 preferred.
  • Preference is given to residents of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming.
  • One- to two-page essay on how the applicant plans to use his/her major in the chosen career (which must be in an agribusiness-related field).
  • Agricultural background or work-related experience in agriculture.
  • Previous Farm Credit Services of America scholarship winners are not eligible.

How To Apply

  • Confirm you are eligible based on the selection criteria.
  • Complete the scholarship application for your selected qualifying university either online or by contacting the school for a printed application.
  • Submit a one- to two-page essay explaining your career plans following graduation, which must be in an agribusiness-related field.
  • Applications and essays are screened by the universities.
  • After the winners are determined, FCSAmerica notifies the recipients by letter.

Scholarship Applications

Iowa State University

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Apply

Ron Deiter

Professor of Economics

College of Agriculture
174 Heady Hall
Ames, IA 50011
515-294-5771
www.iastate.edu 


Diann Burright

Director of Undergraduate Programs

College of Business
1200 Gerdin Business Building
Ames, IA 50011-2027
515-294-8431
www.iastate.edu 

South Dakota State University

Deadline: March 2, 2019

Apply

Dr. Don Marshall

Associate Dean and Director Academic Programs

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Ag Hall 156, Box 2207
Brookings, SD 57007-0191
donald.marshall@sdstate.edu
605-688-5133
www.sdstate.edu 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Deadline: March 1, 2019
(although general scholarship deadlines are February 1)

Apply

Tiffany Heng-Moss

Associate Dean

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
103 Agricultural Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0702
thengmoss2@unl.edu
thengmoss2@unl.edu
402-472-2201
www.unl.edu 


Rosalee Swartz

Advisor/Undergraduate Programs

Department of Agricultural Economics
102 Filley Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0922
rswartz1@unl.edu
402-472-3401
www.unl.edu


Michelle Jacobs

Administrative Coordinator

College of Business Administration
CBA 310
1240 R Street | P.O. Box 880492
Lincoln, NE 68588-0492
mjacobs1@unl.edu
402-472-2316
www.unl.edu 

University of Wyoming

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Apply

Kerry Ann Casper

Manager, Academic Advising

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Academic & Student Programs, AG
158
Dept 3354
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
kcasper2@uwyo.edu
307-766-4135
www.uwyo.edu/agprograms 


Kat Vick

Assistant to the Dean

UW College of Business
Dean’s Office
Dept 3275
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
kvick@uwyo.edu
307-766-4194
www.uwyo.edu/business/ 

Community College Scholarships

OVERVIEW

We offer annual scholarships to qualified students pursuing a degree in agriculture at participating community colleges and technical institutes in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Application deadlines and processes vary by college.

Scholarship Amount

$2,000

Scholarships Awarded

Two per college

Selection Criteria

  • Eligible candidates must be pursuing a degree in agriculture for the 2019–2020 academic year.
  • Eligible candidates must be a traditional (age 18–22) full-time sophomore student enrolled in agricultural coursework.
  • Candidates must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants must have a permanent residence in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming.
  • Preference is given to those who intend to return to the farm/ranch or a farm-related job in a rural community.
  • Financial need will not be a consideration.

How to Apply

  • Confirm you are eligible based on the selection criteria.
  • Students apply directly through their selected participating college either online or on campus. Application deadlines and processes vary by college.
  • The top applications are selected and notified by the college and the FCSAmerica scholarships are processed through the college.
  • The scholarship amount is paid out as follows: $1,000 paid in fall 2019 semester and $1,000 paid in spring 2020 semester to each recipient.