Students in Agricultural and Extension Education qualify for a wide variety of scholarships. A student may apply for departmental scholarships and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarships by completing one College-wide application, available on-line at the following web site: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/academic/index.cfm?pageID=416.
Bayer CropScience Scholarships
Bayer CropScience, an agricultural chemical company located in the Research Triangle Park has provided three scholarships to Agricultural and Extension Education students. Selection is based upon academic ability, interest in agriculture, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress. Current amount of the scholarship is $2,500 annually.
Ernest R. Ellis Agricultural and Extension Education Award
This scholarship fund was established to award scholarships to students majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education, with priority given to students from the Piedmont area of North Carolina. The major consideration in awarding this scholarship is a strong academic record. The current amount of the scholarship is $640.
Kilgore-Poe Endowed Scholarship in Agricultural Education
A Kilgore-Poe Scholarship recipient in Agricultural Education is chosen annually. Amount of the scholarship is dependent upon income generated by the endowment. Currently the scholarship amount is $1,105.
Marvin P. Taylor Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate from eastern North Carolina in Agricultural Education or Agricultural Extension Education with satisfactory academic record at NCSU. Applicants who are juniors or seniors with demonstrated financial need and academic merit will be given preferential consideration. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress. Amount of the scholarship is dependent upon income generated by the endowment. Scholarship amount is currently $1,285.
Philip Morris USA Merit Awards in Agricultural Education
Philip Morris USA provides three scholarships to Agricultural Education students. Selection is based on leadership activities in the FFA, extracurricular activities, interest in agricultural education, leadership, and potential for academic success. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress. Current amount of each scholarship is $2,000.
Sam Dewar Endowed Scholarship
A scholarship will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in or accepted into the Agricultural Education curriculum. Applicants must be former or current FFA members. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress. Amount of the scholarship is dependent upon income generated by the endowment. Scholarship amount is currently $1,405.
Zack and Mary Ladd Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship program is designed for students majoring in Agricultural Education with Yadkin County students given first priority, followed by North Carolina residents. The primary consideration for awarding the scholarships is academic performance, with financial need a secondary consideration. The amount of the scholarship is currently $1,380. The scholarship is renewable based upon the recommendation of the department.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarships
Students in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education are also eligible for a number of scholarships provided by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences awards over $750,000 in scholarships annually.
College of Education Scholarships
Eileen and J. Bryant Kirkland Endowed Scholarships
A $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is enrolled in or has been accepted into the Agricultural Education curriculum. This scholarship requires a separate application. The application deadline for this scholarship is February 1. Applications for this scholarship can be downloaded from:
The scholarships listed below require separate applications and have varying application deadlines. Contact information is given for each of these scholarships.
North Carolina Agricultural Teacher Association Scholarships
The North Carolina Agriculture Teachers Association (NCATA) provides scholarships for students who are enrolled in agricultural education at North Carolina State University or North Carolina A&T State University. Recipients are selected by the NCATA Board of Directors and approved by the College scholarship committee(s). For information related to this scholarship see http://www.ncffa.org/NCATA/scholarships.htm Curre.nt amount of the award is $500.
NCSU Merit Awards Program
North Carolina State University offers a competitive awards program for entering freshman of good character and leadership potential who have excelled in high school. These are merit based scholarships which include NCSU Alumni Association Scholarships, University-wide academic awards which have no restrictions as to desired major, and awards which are restricted to students planning to enroll in a particular College/Major. The application deadline is mid-November. Contact the Merit Awards Program Office, (919) 515-3671.
North Carolina Prospective Teacher Scholarships
Prospective Teacher Scholarships are available for North Carolina residents interested in pursuing a career in teaching. Recipients of Prospective Teacher scholarships must teach one year in North Carolina for each year they receive the scholarship or they must repay the scholarship plus interest. Applications are available from your high school guidance counselor. Current amount of the scholarship is up to $2,500 annually for freshmen and sophomores and $4,000 for juniors and seniors.
Other Scholarships Available
FFA Scholarship Program
The National FFA Organization and the North Carolina FFA Association provides many scholarships for which FFA members are eligible. Contact your local high school agriculture teacher for information.
National Association for Agricultural Education Scholarships
The National Association for Agricultural Education provides scholarships for students who are interested in entering careers in teaching agriculture. Two scholarship levels are awarded each year: (1) entering freshmen and (2) upper division (junior and senior) students. Applications for entering freshmen are available from high school agriculture teachers. Upper division students may obtain an application from their academic adviser.