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.

+The Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship
      deadline March 30, 2020

The Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship Endowment Fund invites qualified students to apply for the upcoming fall season scholarship. The Fund is managed by the Rochester Area Foundation and their application portal will be open from January 15 to March 30, 2020.

Details about the Scholarship and the Endowment Fund can be found at the Fund’s website

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide merit-based financial aid to individuals growing up in southeast Minnesota and attending school in the 5-state upper midwest AND who are committed to sustainability in the fields of agriculture and forestry, have demonstrated leadership and communication skills, and are interested in pursuing a career in sustainable agriculture and/or forestry.

The Fund was established in 2015 and has awarded scholarships to four students so far. These students came from Winona, rural Lake City, rural Red Wing, and Rochester.

+Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club Scholarship
      deadline March 31, 2020

Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is again offering its scholarship opportunity to students at colleges and universities in Wisconsin who are majoring in the fields of horticulture, plant sciences, landscape design and environmental studies.  The scholarship may be applied by students who have at least freshman status and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. All this information is available on our website.  Please direct any interested student to our site:  Click on “Scholarship” to download the form which will include submission instructions. The completed application, student’s college transcript and their letters of recommendation are due March 31, 2020.  The scholarship will be awarded on May 1, 2020.

We look forward to receiving submissions from Madison students who are interested in continuing their education with some help toward their lifetime goals.  Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is proud to once again be offering this scholarship to Wisconsin students.

+Carleton A. Friday Scholarship and Kenneth G. Weckel Scholarship
      deadline April 24, 2020

The MWFPA Friday/Weckel Scholarship application period is currently open.

Both scholarships offer up to three $1,500 scholarships (total of six) to deserving undergraduate students who are majoring in agriculture or food science within the University of Wisconsin system (currently Madison, Platteville and River Falls).

Each student needs to complete only one application and required financial forms to apply for both the Carleton A. Friday and Kenneth G. Weckel scholarships. Please make sure you have printed a copy of the current year’s application/deadline or it will not be accepted (deadline for application submission and all required information is listed on the application forms).


+2020 Minnesota Pork Board Scholarship
      deadline May 15, 2020

The Minnesota Pork Board will award up to five $1,000 scholarships to young people pursuing careers in agricultural business, agricultural education, agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, animal physiology, environmental sciences, nutrition, livestock reproduction, large animal veterinary medicine and other related fields. Qualified applicants must have an emphasis in the pork industry.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Minnesota resident
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree at a two or four year institution with an emphasis in swine production or related field.
  • Applicant must be entering either his/her freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of college.
  • Individuals can only receive one Minnesota Pork Industry Scholarship during his/her post-secondary tenure.

Qualified Applicants Must Submit:

  • Completed scholarship application form
  • Letter indicating his/her intentions for future involvement in pork production / industry
  • 750 word or less essay on a current or future pork industry challenge and his/her proposed solutions for the issue
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume

For more information or questions contact Jill Resler, chief operating officer with the Minnesota Pork Board at 507-345-8814 or