Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Undergraduate students may qualify for a variety of scholarships available through the department, CALS, and the university.

Visit the CALS Scholarships page for information on deadlines and how to apply for college-wide scholarships and other financial aid.

 

Departmental Scholarships

Bayer Crop Science Scholarships

Bayer CropScience, an agricultural chemical company based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., provides three scholarships to students studying Agricultural and Extension Education. Selection is based upon academic ability, interest in agriculture, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities. The $2,500 award is renewable annually if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Ernest R. Ellis Agricultural and Extension Education Award

This scholarship fund was established for students majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education, with priority given to students from the Piedmont area of North Carolina. A strong academic record is a major consideration for this scholarship. The scholarship award is $640.

Kilgore-Poe Endowed Scholarship in Agricultural Education

A Kilgore-Poe Scholarship recipient in Agricultural Education is chosen annually. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon income generated by the endowment. Currently, the scholarship award is $1,105.

Marvin P. Taylor Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate from eastern North Carolina majoring in Agricultural Education or Agricultural Extension Education. The student must have a satisfactory academic record at NC State University. 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. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon income generated by the endowment. The 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 the potential for academic success. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress.  Current award amount is $2,000.

Sam Dewar Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate enrolled in or accepted into the Agricultural Education major. Applicants must be former or current FFA members. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon income generated by the endowment. The scholarship amount is currently $1,405.

Zack and Mary Ladd Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship program is for students majoring in Agricultural Education, with Yadkin County students given first priority, followed by North Carolina residents. The primary consideration for the scholarship is academic performance, with financial need a secondary consideration. The amount of the scholarship is currently $1,380. The scholarship is renewable based on the recommendation of the department.

College of Education Scholarships

The scholarships listed below require separate applications and have varying application deadlines. Contact information is given for each of these 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. Download the scholarship application and submit by the February 1 deadline.

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). Visit NCFFA website for more information on this scholarship. The Current award amount is $500.

University Scholarships

NCSU Merit Awards Program

North Carolina State University has a competitive awards program for incoming students of good character and leadership potential and who have excelled in high school. These merit-based scholarships include NCSU Alumni Association Scholarships and university-wide academic awards, which have no restrictions as to a major, as well as awards restricted to students planning to enroll in a particular college or major. The application deadline is mid-November. For more information, 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. Scholarship recipients 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. The current scholarship amount is up to $2,500 annually for freshmen and sophomores, and $4,000 for juniors and seniors.

Other Scholarships

FFA Scholarship Program

The National FFA Organization and the North Carolina FFA Association provide 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.