The USDA has recently announced that the Scholarship Program now has 2 components for applicants:
1. High School Seniors
2. College/university students entering their sophomore or junior year at an accredited school in the U.S.
To recruit students for Agricultural and Science based careers. It provides full tuition, room/board, books, a laptop (including software), summer employment and a job upon completion of education.
- The student must major in one of the following subjects:
Biological, Agricultural (or related) Science, Business, Computer Science (see Section I of application)
- The student must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better and a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT (see General Eligibility section of application).
Agriculture Scholarship awards up to $1000 to be applied to tuition/incidental and activity fees. Each scholarship is awarded for one academic semester. The amount awarded will vary according to GPA and documented financial need. Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Under-represented students majoring in agriculture are strongly encouraged to apply.
Environmental Science Scholarship awards qualified students $700 per academic year to be used for tuition. Student must be an Environmental Science major and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. Funding for the scholarship is obtained through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.
The Center of Excellence GIS Lab offers a "GIS Incentive Scholarship" for students majoring in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences and Biology with a minor in Geospatial Information Science. The student needs to have a minimum 2.6 GPA. The scholarship pays tuition for up to 15 credits per semester, GIS book and related expenses. It targets minority students including white females.
For additonal information and mailing of applications:
Department of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Telephone: (573) 681-5967
Fax: (573) 681-5955