Scholarships from Outside CALS

The Office of Academic Affairs receives notification of scholarships offered by various agencies and organizations that may be of interest to CALS students.

+Lake County Master Gardener Scholarship
          deadline February 22, 2019

Scholarships of up to $2800 have been awarded previously; guaranteed minimum of $500 to those awarded.
Scholarships now open to incoming freshmen!
Scholarship application found on Crown Point
Community Foundation website

• Resident of Lake County, Indiana.
• Pursuing an undergraduate major in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Botany (Horticulture Equivalent), Plant Pathology, Agricultural Education or Entomology. Other majors that benefit consumer gardening may be considered.
• Demonstrated past academic success

Lake County Master Gardeners is a 501 (c)(3) corporation.
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.
APPLICATION WINDOW January 11 – February 22, 2019

+Dane County Farmers Market Scholarship
          deadline February 1, 2019

The Dane County Farmers Market is offering two (2) scholarships to students studying agriculture or any agriculture related subject area. Students enrolled in two or four year programs are eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients will receive a $1000.00 scholarship. The scholarship will be payable, toward tuition, to the school the recipient is attending-one half in the fall semester, and one half in the spring semester. Payment of the scholarship each semester will be contingent on the continuing school eligibility criteria. The completed application must be received by the scholarship committee by Feb 1, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than March 31, 2019.

Recipient should be planning on choosing a major or a minor in an Agricultural science Recipient should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Demonstrated interest or experience in local food production or markets is preferred. Applications must be received by Feb 1, 2019.

Along with the completed application (below) include:
Statement of purpose: On a separate sheet of paper or email, state why you are interested in a career in agriculture. Describe your career goals and how a scholarship will help you learn. Include your interest and work or study related to agriculture.
College transcripts: Please include a copy of your official college or high school transcript.
Recommendation letters: Three letters of recommendation, including one from an academic adviser or instructor, explaining your interest in agriculture. Application, supporting materials and letters of recommendation should be received by Feb 1, 2019.
***The student agrees to write a Thank You letter to the Dane County Farmers Market for the scholarship and include in the letter how the scholarship will be used to help the student further their education in the agriculture related degree they are pursuing.***


Submit this application to:
Or to
DCFM Scholarship
P.O. Box 1485
Madison, WI 53701


DCFM Scholarship Application


Email address:

School you are attending:

Expected date of graduation:

GPA (4.0 scale):

Agriculture Related Field you are working toward a degree in:

Extra curricular clubs or organizations to which you belong:

Work or volunteer experience in agriculture:

Name and address of employer or volunteer organization:

Description of responsibilities:

Dates of employment or volunteering:

+Alltech Continuing Education Scholarship
         deadline January 15, 2019

Learning is a lifelong journey. At Alltech, it is our aim to cultivate curiosity and inspire innovation.
Therefore, Alltech Wisconsin is pleased to offer one $1,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in
a 4-year agricultural or life sciences degree program and two $500 scholarships to two students
enrolled in vocational agriculture or technical programs.

• Graduating high school seniors and college freshman, sophomores and juniors are eligible for these
scholarships. No graduate students are eligible; however, graduate students are encouraged to
apply for the Alltech Young Scientist program.
• The student must be attending, or planning to attend, a 4-year program or a technical program at
an accredited college, university or technical school.
• The student must be in an agricultural- or life sciences-related field.
• The student must be in good academic standing (at least 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent).
• The student must be from the Alltech WI region, which includes which includes Wisconsin,
Minnesota and northern Illinois, but can attend any school in the United States.
• Past scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

• Complete the Alltech Wisconsin Continuing Education Scholarship Application.
• Write a 500-word essay explaining your current field of study, your future goals and how your
education will benefit the agricultural or life sciences fields.
• Submit two letters of recommendation from reliable, unrelated (to student) sources.
• Submit high school transcript or college transcript (can be unofficial).
• Send the completed application and supporting materials by January 15 to
– Alltech Wisconsin , ATTN: Scholarship, 331 W Kindt St, Juneau, WI 53039
– Or email to with Scholarship in the subject line
A judging panel will review all applications. Scholarship winners will be notified by March 1. Award
will be issued upon receipt of proof of completion of one semester or term. The award can be used
for any college educational expenses, including tuition, books, room and board, etc. This is not a
renewing scholarship: it is a one-time award.


Alltech Continuing Education Scholarship
Name _______________________________________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________________

City _____________________________________________________

State, Zip__________________
Phone _______________________________________________________________________________

Email _______________________________________________________________________________

High School ________________________________________

Graduation Year ________________________
University/Technical School__________________________________________________________________
Anticipated Graduation______________________________________________________________________
Current GPA________________________________________________________________________________
Extracurricular Activities (add additional pages as necessary)
Activity Years Leadership Positions

Supporting Materials
• 500-word essay explaining your current field of study, your future goals and how your education
will benefit the agricultural or life sciences fields.
• Two letters of recommendation from reliable,
unrelated (to student) sources.
• Current transcript (high school or college)

Submit all materials together to…
Alltech Wisconsin
ATTN: Scholarship
331 W Kindt St., Juneau, WI 53039
email to,
subject line Scholarship.

+GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators Scholarships
          deadline December 5, 2018

The GWA Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable partner of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, continues our commitment to provide financial assistance to deserving students who wish to pursue or further a career in horticultural communications. This year’s scholarship awards will range from $500 or $1,000 per student and includes a complimentary full year membership to GWA. Students must be enrolled in either of two categories:

Community Colleges & Technical Schools

The GWA Foundation Kathleen Fisher Memorial Scholarship is made in recognition of Kathleen Fisher who was the editor of The American Gardener, the journal of the American Horticultural Society. It is given annually in the amount of $500 to any full-time or part-time post secondary student, including technical schools and community colleges, majoring in horticulture, plant science or journalism, with an interest in garden communications.


Colleges & Universities

GWA Foundation general scholarship grants are provided for college-level juniors or seniors enrolled as a full-time student majoring in horticulture, plant science or journalism, with an interest in garden communications, including garden photography. General scholarships are given annually and vary in number (2-9) and amount ($500-$1,000) depending on the earnings of the scholarship endowment. It is beneficial for horticulture or plant science majors to have taken courses in journalism and vice-versa, although exceptions will be made.

In recent years, over $100,000 has been awarded to outstanding students. Grants range from $500 to $1,000 per student at the discretion of the GWA Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships will be awarded directly to the institutions on behalf of students.

Deadline Wednesday, December 5, 2018

+National Corn Growers Association Scholarships
          deadline December 1, 2018

NCGA, BASF Accepting Applications for 2018 Ag Scholarships

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,000 scholarships are available to college students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates) who are pursuing any undergraduate or graduate degree.

The five scholarship winners and their parent/guardian will be announced at NCGA’s annual tradeshow and convention, Commodity Classic, which will be held on February 28 – March 2, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Applicants 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

Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2018.

The online application is available here:

+Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association Scholarship
          deadline November 26, 2018

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is offering ten $1,000 scholarships for the 2019 academic year to college students pursuing careers, as well as two $750 scholarships specifically for students earning degrees from technical colleges.

“Equity Livestock is proud to help students further their educational endeavors by offering scholarships,” says Chuck Adami, president/CEO. “The rise in tuition isn’t making it easy for today’s youth to earn their degree, so if our scholarship program can slightly reduce their financial worries, then by all means, we should support their efforts.”

To be eligible, applicants must be a member or the son or daughter of an Equity Cooperative Livestock producer pursuing higher education from an accredited college, university, or technical school. Scholarship winners are selected based on their scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, application essay response and dedication to a career.

Applications are available from the home page of the cooperative’s website at, or by calling 1-800-362-3989, ext. 152. Applicants are asked to provide a current college transcript and three letters of reference in addition to their completed online application form by Monday, November 26, 2018.

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is a federated cooperative headquartered in Baraboo. Equity operates 14 auction markets, and services producers in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Equity assists producers with the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses.

+Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Student Exam Scholarship
          deadline November 12, 2018

The Wisconsin CCA Board is providing students in the University of Wisconsin and Technical College Systems the opportunity to apply for a scholarship that will partially offset the Wisconsin and/or International CCA exam testing fees.  If applications are approved, the student will be required to pay their portion of the exam fee (indicated below) when registering for the CCA exam.  Students must pass both exams before being considered for CCA status.  However, students are under no obligations to take both exams at this time.


Scholarship Application Submission Process

1)  To apply for the Student CCA Exam Scholarship, send completed application via email: to

Bryan Jensen, by the November 12, 2018 deadline.

2) If your scholarship application is approved, an email will be sent to you confirming your acceptance by November 16, 2018.  Because of this exam scholarship, you will not be able to register for the exams online.  Instead, print the registration forms and mail to Michele Lovejoy at the CCA office (address below).  Please include a copy of the confirming email with your exam registration materials.  This will remind the CCA office that you have been granted a scholarship.  Exam registration information will also be included with your scholarship acceptance letter.

3) The exam registration form will be included in your confirmation letter.  Other pertinent information may be obtained at   PLEASE NOTE, the scholarship application is separate from the exam registration.  The exam registration deadline is December 14, 2018.  After that deadline, you will not be allowed to register for the February 1, 2019 exam.


Scholarship Application Form

Applicant’s Name:  _______________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________State:______Zip:___________

Telephone Number:  (_____)________________________

Email Address: ___________________________________________________________

What are your career goals and why are you interested in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA)?  (Use up to one single space page)



Please check those scholarships you wish to apply for:

___ I wish to apply for a student scholarship to take the International CCA exam.  Total cost of this exam is $195.  I understand my cost for taking this exam is $25 and the WI CCA board will pay the remaining $170 if approved.

___ I wish to apply for the student scholarship to take the Wisconsin CCA exam.  Total cost of this exam is $75.  I understand my cost for taking the state exam is $25 and the WI CCA board will pay the remaining $50 if approved.

___ I wish to apply for the student scholarship to retake the Wisconsin CCA exam.  I understand that the student cost is $10 and the WI CCA board will pay the remaining $25 if approved.  This option applies only to those students who have previously taken the WI CCA exam and did not pass.


Scholarship and Exam Timeline:

  • Scholarship applications are due to Bryan Jensen, November 12, 2018
    • Include student contact information
    • Career Goals (up to one page)
    • Indicate the exam(s) you wish to take
      • International
      • Wisconsin exam
      • Retake of Wisconsin Exam
    • Application approval and student notification will be sent no later than November 16, 2018. If you do not hear from Bryan Jensen by that deadline please contact him ASAP
    • After scholarship approval, students must register and pay for their portion of the exam fees by the exam registration deadline. Include copy of the scholarship approval email from Bryan Jensen and all other appropriate exam registration materials which can be down loaded from the ICCA website ( Students must mail registration materials to: Michele Lovejoy, American Society of Agronomy, 5585 Guilford Rd., Madison, WI 53711-5801
    • Exam registration is separate from the scholarship application.
    • State and International exams are offered Friday, February 1, 2019


For information on the CCA exam registration, please visit the ICCA website at:

For information on this scholarship application, please contact Bryan Jensen, 608-263-4073,

+U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program
          deadline open

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program The Critical Language Scholarship Program is an intensive overseas language program. For seven to ten weeks each summer, undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. live and study at over twenty sites abroad, covering the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in thirteen critical languages. Additional criteria and application information is available at: U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program.

+Adult Career & Special Student Services (ACSSS)
          deadline open

Adult Career & Special Student Services (ACSSS) Returning adult students are often concerned about financing their education. ACSSS can help. Students who have had a significant break (typically 5 years or more) along their educational path and are planning to enroll in just one course in a semester may be eligible for a Continuing Education Grant. The grant pays full in-state tuition for one course. Additional criteria and application information is available at our website at Continuing Education (CE) Grant – summer, fall, and spring grant application deadlines