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.

+Dane County Farmers Market Scholarship
deadline November 30, 2020

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 2021, and one half in the spring semester 2022. 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, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 15, 2021.


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, 2021.

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, 2021.

***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

+Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association Scholarship
deadline November 30, 2020

Any student who has not received an Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association scholarship in the past is eligible to apply. Students needs to have completed two or more semesters at an accredited college or university, and any student who has completed at least one semester at a technical college. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale. Either the student or their parent(s) must be an active shipping member of Equity. Please include an official transcript of your college, university or technical school, a copy of your spring course schedule, and three letters of reference. One letter needs to be completed by someone outside of the educational field. Application needs to be submitted online. If you want a copy, print before you submit, this system will not all you to print once submitted. Three letters of reference and transcript need to be submitted as one package by November 30, 2020.

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+Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Student Exam Scholarship
deadline December 11, 2020

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 the same 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 19, 2020 deadline.


2) If your scholarship application is approved, an email will be sent to you confirming your acceptance by Friday, Nov 20, 2020.  Because of this exam scholarship, you will not be able to register for the exams online.  Instead, print the registration forms (included with your acceptance letter) 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 awarded a scholarship.


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 period deadline is Dec. 11, 2020.  After that deadline, you will not be allowed to register for the February 3-10, 2021 exam period.



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 (plus $53 remote exam proctor fee).  I understand my cost for taking this exam is $25 and the WI CCA board will pay the remaining amount if approved.


___ I wish to apply for the student scholarship to take the Wisconsin CCA exam.  Total cost of this exam is $75 (plus $41 remote proctor fee).  I understand my cost for taking the state exam is $25 and the WI CCA board will pay the remaining amount 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 (plus $41 remote proctor fee) 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, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020.
    • Include student contact information
    • Career Goals (up to one page)
    • Indicate the exam(s) you wish to take
      • International ($25 student cost)
      • Wisconsin exam ($25 student cost)
      • Retake of Wisconsin Exam ($25 student cost)
    • Application approval and student notification will be sent to you no later than November 20, 2020. If you do not hear from Bryan Jensen by that deadline please contact him ASAP  That may have been a mistake on his part.
    • After scholarship approval, students must register and pay for their portion of the exam fees by the exam registration period (December 11, 2020). No late applications will be accepted. Include a copy of the scholarship approval email from Bryan Jensen and the exam registration form which will be included in your scholarship acceptance email from Bryan Jensen.  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 February 3-10 via a remote proctor .


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

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


+Wisconsin Association of Professional Agricultural Consultants (WAPAC) Scholarship
deadline December 31, 2020

In order to promote agricultural consulting as a profession that is important to the Wisconsin economy and environment and to advance the science of agriculture in general, the Wisconsin Association of Professional Agricultural Consultants (WAPAC) has established a scholarship program for students enrolled in a production oriented and/or applied research (crop or livestock) degree program.

Amount of Scholarship: ONE (1) $750 scholarship will be awarded in 2021.

Deadline for Application: Tuesday, December 31st, 2020.


  • Eligible students must be currently enrolled in a degree program and have career goals that would benefit significantly from participating in an internship related to production agriculture or applied research. Degree programs in production agriculture (crop and/or livestock) are preferred.
  • The student must have been enrolled the previous summer in an internship or summer job that was production related.
  • This scholarship is based on merit and not financial need. A WAPAC Scholarship award may only be given to an individual one time.

Application Procedure:

  • Interested students can fill out the 2021 WAPAC Scholarship Application found on the WAPAC website
  • Obtain a written letter of recommendation from the employer. This letter may either be submitted with the scholarship application or emailed under separate cover from the employer.
  • Student grade transcripts (unofficial copies welcomed, electronic copies may be used but are up to the applicants discretion)
  • Electronic applications submissions are required. However, hardcopy of grade transcripts are acceptable if electronically scanned copies are not available.

Email all materials to: Michelle Hoffman, WAPAC Executive Secretary

+College Aggies Online (CAO)
deadline end of 2020

College Aggies Online (CAO) is an initiative of the Alliance connecting college students from across the country who are passionate about sharing positive, factual information about animal agriculture! Participants receive nine interactive and educational weeks of content to help them become confident and effective communicators for agriculture with guidance from industry and farmer mentors.

The 2020 competition kicks off in September!

+MACA Young Leader Scholarship Program Scholarship
deadline February 1, 2021

2021 Young Leader Scholarship Program


The MACA Young Leader Scholarship Program (MACA YLSP) is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities.  Recipients will benefit from exposure and networking with MACA members for potential job opportunities as well as financial compensation. MACA members benefit by developing a talent pool of future industry leaders and through the heightened awareness of MACA within the participating universities.

  1. Application link for $2,000 Scholarship Opportunity:
  2. Eligibility:

–  Sophomores or Juniors (60 hours completed by December 2020) with an educational focus on agriculture

–  Students who have secured a summer internship (2021) within agriculture, preferably within the crop protection industry

–  Minimum GPA of 3.0

  1. The deadline for submission is noon on February 1, 2021
  2. If applicants have questions, please contact:
+Lake County Master Gardeners Scholarship
deadline February 19, 2021

Resident of Lake County, IN, majoring in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Botany, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Education, Entomology or other similar major that benefits consumer gardening.  Must be attending a 4 year accredited college/university that offers above majors.  Graduating High School students and college students already in one of the above programs can apply.  Awarded by the Lake County Master Gardeners Scholarship Committee.  Amount varies.

Application Flyer