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If you are planning on majoring in any specialty related to plant sciences, you must check out these scholarship opportunities and apply to all that you are eligible for. Getting some free money towards your college education can be a huge relief to your present and future financial circumstances.

AFA National Leader and Academic Scholarship

Amount: $2,600

The AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship program was established by the Agriculture Future of America to provide financial assistance to future leaders in agriculture. To apply for this award of up to $2,600, you must be a graduating high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-year degree program or currently enrolled college student in a 4-year degree program in a university in Nebraska, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana or Iowa.

All applicants must be planning to major in a field related to agriculture and must have a 3.0 GPA minimum.

Belles of the American Royal (BOTAR) Presidents Scholarship 

Amount: $3,200

The Belles of the American Royal (BOTAR) Organization, in partnership with the Agriculture Future of America (AFA), offers four $3,200 awards every year.

Only female students pursuing a 4-year degree in Agriculture Education or related field in the Midwest are eligible to apply for this scholarship. All applicants must also meet additional criteria as listed on the AFA website. Though not mandatory, listing any voluntary work or involvement in the American Royal could boost your chances of winning this award.

Edward J. Daly Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by California State University, Stanislaus, the Edward J. Daly Scholarship is reserved for CSU students, Stanislaus students who have a strong interest in pursuing a career in agriculture business.

Applicants for this $1,000 award must submit an essay that answers the question, ‘Do you have a strong interest in agriculture business as a career’?


Bowling Green State University

Amount: Varies

Bowling Green State University offers multiple scholarships to undergrad students who have enrolled in programs related to biology sciences. Plant science students are eligible to apply to these two scholarships among others:

The Multicultural Student Scholarship: This is reserved for minority Biology students. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA minimum and show evidence of leadership potential through participation in university or departmental activities.

The Waldo and Evelyn Steidtmann Scholarship: This non-renewable award is available to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in Biology. Applicants must have a minimum 3.3 GPA. Preference is given to an outstanding student in the plant sciences.

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