College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources


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General Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are available to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. The recipients of these scholarships are selected by the college scholarship committee based on criteria established by donors for each scholarship. Most scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, but some also have other criteria. Check with the Dean’s Office (Morrill 315) for specific details about individual scholarships.   

Note: Scholarships and amounts may vary from year to year.

  • Agassiz Club Agriculture Scholarship – preference given to students enrolled in agribusiness, agricultural economics, and crop and weed sciences
  • Albin and Emma Anderson Memorial Scholarship – first preference to incoming freshman from LaMoure or Dickey counties; financial need; if no incoming freshman qualifies, awarded to upperclassman meeting same criteria
  • Mark and Mary Andrews Scholarship – graduate student, native of North Dakota
  • Frank Bain Freshman Honor Scholarship – incoming freshmen
  • Frank Bain Freshman Presidential Scholarship – incoming freshmen; recipients of the NDSU Presidential and Presidential Honor Scholarships
  • Frank Bain Graduate Student Scholarship – current graduate students
  • Frank Bain Undergraduate Scholarship – current undergraduate students
  • Marion K. and Byron D. Bobb Agriculture Scholarship – sophomore or junior; cumulative GPA 3.5 or above; graduate of ND high school with graduating class less than 125; financial need
  • Vernon Botsford Scholarship – preference given to a resident of Walsh or Grand Forks counties
  • Ralph and Constance Brakke Scholarship – sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA; qualifies for financial aid
  • Ernest and Ruth Buchholz Scholarship – undergraduate with at least 60 credits and 3.0 GPA; first preference to graduate of Central Cass High School (Casselton, N.D.); second preference to graduate of N.D. high school class of 200 students or less; preference given to student active in Christian student organization or volunteer in Christian opportunities
  • CHS University Scholarship – U.S. citizen; sophomore, junior or senior pursuing a career in production agriculture or agriculture business; preference given to students demonstrating interest in agricultural-based cooperatives
  • Cass-Clay Creamery Scholarship – preference given to rural students from company’s trade area
  • Centrol, Inc. Scholarship – junior or senior with major course of study in agronomy or precision agriculture; original state of residence must be North Dakota, South Dakota or Minnesota
  • Cutler-Maetzold Agriculture Scholarship – undergraduate student who qualifies for financial aid
  • Walter A. Davidson Memorial Scholarship
  • Dean’s Freshman Scholarship – incoming freshmen
  • Dean's Study Abroad Scholarship - junior or senior participating in a study abroad program; minimum GPA 3.0
  • Lawrence and Ruby Dick and John and Susie Bergh Scholarship – student who has demonstrated local civic and/or regional involvement and consistent scholastic achievement
  • Palmer and Myrtrice Dilland Scholarship – GPA 3.0 or higher; preference given to students from Williams or Burke counties in ND who are majoring in animal science, range science, soil science or agribusiness
  • Frank E. Dilse Memorial Scholarship – junior or senior; minimum GPA 3.0; North Dakota resident; preference given to academic majors aligned with farming/agronomy
  • Clarence and Florence Erickson Scholarship – junior or senior, minimum GPA 3.0; native of North Dakota with preference given to resident of Benson or Eddy counties in North Dakota
  • Duane and Joan Erickson Scholarship – junior or senior with GPA 3.0 or higher; preference given to native of North Dakota, South Dakota or Minnesota
  • Clark Ewen Memorial Scholarship – GPA 3.5 or higher; preference given to resident of Traill County; two letters of recommendation required
  • Farmers Business Network, Inc. Agriculture Scholarship – agribusiness, agricultural economics, crop and weed sciences or soil science major; completed more than 60 credits; minimum GPA 3.0; agricultural background with strong interest in a farm related career
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Scholarship – awarded to Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Student in Agriculture
  • Herbert O. and Doris M. Gliege Memorial Scholarship - preference to student from North Dakota studying soil science or double majoring in general agriculture/agricultural education
  • Michael and Melinda Goodman-Sorenson Scholarship – sophomore, junior or senior; preference to agricultural education
  • Beth E. and Rodney C. Hastings Scholarship
  • Arlon G. Hazen Memorial Scholarship - financial need
  • Clay E. Hector Memorial Scholarship – North Dakota resident; financial need
  • Paul Horn Scholarship – incoming freshman
  • Hulstrand Family Scholarship – incoming freshman
  • Clark and Jean Jenkins Scholarship – U.S. citizen with minimum GPA 3.0; priority given to student majoring in crop and weed sciences, animal sciences, soil science, agribusiness, agricultural systems management or veterinary technology who plans to remain in North Dakota and who is involved in student organizations/activities
  • Jim and Joyce Johnston Agriculture Scholarship – preference given to a graduate from Midway Schools (Forest River, N.D.); second preference to a graduate from a school in North Dakota
  • Gregory Lardy and Lynae Hansen-Hardy Scholarship – preference given to students majoring in animal sciences or microbiology; leadership potential and involvement in campus activities
  • Alex Lind Memorial Scholarship – preference given to incoming freshman from Williams County or a graduate of Williston High School; if no incoming freshman qualifies, awarded to upperclassman meeting same criteria
  • Leon and Nettie Mason Family Scholarship – rotates between the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources and the College of Human Development and Education; junior or senior with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • George Mikkelson Memorial Scholarship – North Dakota Farm Bureau affiliation
  • Donald Moum Scholarship – incoming freshmen, current freshmen, sophomores and juniors
  • LeRoy M. Nayes Scholarship – freshmen from the Bismarck, North Dakota area who graduated from a North Dakota high school; current North Dakota residents and US citizens
  • ND Soybean Council Graduate Student Scholarship – M.S. or Ph.D. student in research-based program of study that enhances soybean quality and production with preference given to plant sciences, plant pathology, soil science, entomology, cereal science or agribusiness and applied economics; U.S. citizen; active in ag-related campus/community activities
  • ND Soybean Council Undergraduate Scholarship – U.S. citizen; sophomore or junior majoring in crop and weed sciences, soil science, food science, animal science, agribusiness or agricultural economics with a demonstrated tie to soybeans either through a class, class project or employment/internship
  • Helen and Elwood R. Nelson Family Scholarship – incoming freshman with minimum 3.0 GPA; first preference to student from Milnor, ND; second preference  – Sargent County and third preference – North Dakota
  • Ron and Sue Nichols Agriculture Scholarship
  • Gerald R. Nitz Agriculture Scholarship – graduate of a North Dakota high school; preference to student from McHenry County
  • North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association Scholarship - incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors; resident of North Dakota; recipient or guardian must be a member of their respective county Crop (Ag) Improvement Association
  • North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation Scholarship - agribusiness, agricultural economics, agricultural systems management, general agriculture, biotechnology, crop and weed sciences, food science or soil science majors who are planning careers in grain marketing, agronomy or related agribusiness
  • North Dakota Soybean Growers Association Scholarship – child or grandchild of a North Dakota Soybean Growers Association member; completed 90 or more credits at time of disbursement
  • Wilfred A. Plath Memorial Scholarship – upperclassman with North Dakota Farm Bureau affiliation
  • President’s Agriculture Club Scholarship – incoming freshmen
  • Sherman and Loretta Quanbeck Scholarship – resident of North Dakota; GPA 3.25 or higher
  • Riebe Family Scholarship – junior or senior; North Dakota resident with preference given to Stutsman County; farm family background
  • Olwin Riveland Alpha Zeta Scholarship
  • Rocelia Rud Scholarship
  • Gil Stafne Memorial Scholarship – upper class with North Dakota Farm Bureau affiliation
  • Thilmony Family Scholarship – preference given to student from Barnes County (N.D.)
  • Ralph and Loanne Thrane Family Scholarship – graduate of Kindred High School
  • Mervin and Constance Tuntland Scholarship
  • Andrew Vanvig Scholarship – student who qualifies for financial aid; preference to agricultural economics or agribusiness major from western North Dakota
  • Vernon E. Wendlandt Scholarship – involvement in agricultural research; qualifies for financial aid
  • Senator Milton R. Young Scholarship – native of North Dakota; interest in production and marketing of North Dakota crops, preferably wheat
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