Examples of the types of agricultural scholarships available include the AFA National Leader and Academic Scholarships, the William Helms Scholarship Program from the USDA, the Farm Plus Financial Agriculture Scholarship, the Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship and the Beef Industry Scholarship. Agricultural scholarships span a variety of study areas from horticulture, to the beef industry, to forestry and can be found on sites such as Scholarships.com, CollegeScholarships.org and Agriculture Future of America, among others.
American Agri-Women offers the Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship to female students between the ages of 18 and 24. Applicants must be enrolled in an agricultural program at their chosen universities and be either farmers or ranchers, or the daughter or wife of a farmer or rancher.
The Beef Industry Scholarship is sponsored by the National Cattlemen's Foundation and CME Group. Ten awards are available at a $1,500 maximum. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a two- or four-year higher education program and complete the additional written work required by the scholarship.
AFA National Leader and Academic Scholarships require applicants to be either current undergraduates or graduating high school seniors. Both must be enrolled in an agricultural higher education program. Scholarship amounts vary, and recipients are selected based on financial need, career goals and community involvement.