Ohio Pork Producers Scholarship – Applications due 1/1/2021

The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to offer three scholarship opportunities in 2021. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be Ohio Pork Council members. Children of pork industry employees, managers and contract growers are eligible. Previous scholarship winners can re-apply. Applications can be found at ohiopork.org/scholarships/.

Cargill Global Scholars Program – Applications due 3/4/2021

The application is now open for the Cargill Global Scholars Program – a distinctive, 2-year scholarship and enrichment program providing financial support, mentorship, and the unique opportunity for U.S. college students to participate in leadership development seminars, including engaging with fellow Global Scholars from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia. Please review the PDF for details on eligibility requirements. To learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program and to start an application, please visit: http://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/. The application deadline is Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Fairfield County Foundation Scholarship Application – Opens 12/1/2020

The Fairfield County Foundation scholarship application for the 2021-2022 school year will open on December 1, 2020 to anyone seeking financial support to further their education. Opportunities are available for everyone from graduating high school seniors to graduate students, as well as those attending a vocational or technical school! For those who are excited to get started, there are a few things you can do before the application opens.

Visit the Scholarship FAQ section of their website to find:

  • Information on their new application system for 2021
  • Insight into required documents
  • Tips on filling out the application

New information is added frequently, so check back often. Follow the Fairfield County Foundationon Facebook for reminders and tips (tell your parents to follow as well).

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

  • Application opened October 1, 2020
  • They recommend filling out as soon as possible
  • You will be required to upload the first page of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and report your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from your FAFSA

Obtain a copy of your transcript after first semester grades are posted.

  • You will need to enter information on the application about class rank, GPA, ACT/SAT scores
  • School counselors will upload an official copy of the transcript for high school seniors
  • Make sure you have their email address correct
  • Current college students will need to upload an OFFICIAL transcript that they have obtained from their current school (a DARS report or a screen shot of your grades online is NOT accepted as official)

Preliminary Review

If your application is fully submitted by Friday, February 12, 2021 the staff will review your application for completeness and email you with any issues by March 1, 2021. This will give you time to correct any problems before the final deadline on Friday, March 12, 2021.

This does not increase your chances of receiving a scholarship but provides an opportunity for mistakes to be corrected before the deadline and decreases the possibility of your application being ineligible.

Farm Credit Mid-America Scholarships – Due 12/31/2020

We’re excited to host FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA SCHOLARS in 2021. This program awards $5,000 in scholarship support over a two year period. It has built-in leadership and financial development workshops as well. We’re looking for the next generation of leaders – leaders who want to make a difference in the field of agriculture – to be members of our 2021-22 cohort. The candidate is a rising sophomore or rising junior in the fall of 2021, pursuing a degree in agriculture from a university within our four state footprint (IN, OH, KY and TN). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

We also offer $1,500 scholarships to students attending accredited two- or four-year colleges, universities or vocational/trade schools. Recipients of our CUSTOMER AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP must be children or grandchildren of Farm Credit Mid-America customers pursuing a career supporting the agricultural industry. Rising freshman through rising seniors are invited to apply.

If you know someone who is majoring in agriculture and would be a good candidate for either of these scholarships, we would appreciate your sharing information with them. The application can be found on our website – click here. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2020. If you have any questions about the scholarship program, contact Randy Barbee at randy.barbee@e-farmcredit.com; 502-494-5713.

Scholarship Application – Ohio 4-H AND OSU College of Food, Ag, & Environmental Sciences (open, due 2/15/2021)

All students in the Ohio State – College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2021-22 academic year.

You will only need to fill out one application to be eligible for scholarships from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ATI/Wooster. The priority deadline for completing the application is February 15, 2021.

The simple on-line form requires you to write a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, provide details about involvement in groups. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will only need to complete this application for 2021-22 as the supplemental questions are within this application.

Applicants who have participated in 4-H regardless of University/College, Campus, or major are to complete this application and the additional supplemental questions when you check “Yes” on the involvement in 4-H. www.cfaes.osu.edu/scholarships

National FFA Scholarship Program – Opens 11/1/2020

The National FFA Scholarship Program application opens Nov. 1. Whether students are planning on attending a specialized training program or seeking a four-year degree, the National FFA Scholarship Program has opportunities for all. Scholarships support FFA high school seniors and collegiate members as well as non-FFA students. Just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities totaling close to $2 million dollars. Everything students need to successfully complete the application can be found on the scholarship website. This year, we are also including how-to videos to assist students in completing the application and advisors on validating the student’s application. It is imperative that students, teachers “white list” emails that will come from the scholarship partner ISTS. Here is a document to walk you through how to ensure you receive the communication around the scholarship program. The scholarship application closes on January 14, 2021. Access the scholarship application and resources at FFA.org/Scholarships.

National Corn Growers Association – Scholarship Applications due 12/4/2020

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation. Five $1,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate college students.

To apply, students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com.

Applications must be submitted by December 4, 2020. The application is available here: http://www.ncga.com/scholarships.

Ohio CattleWomen Scholarships – Application deadline 12/15/2020

Up to five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to outstanding students entering their college junior or senior year. Priority will be given to applicants attending a school in Ohio. Applicants’ majors may vary, however, preference will be given to a major in agriculture, specifically relating to beef. Applicants must be maintaining a 2.75 GPA or higher. Visit www.ohiocattlewomen.com for more information.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarships – Applications due 10/31/2020

Several college scholarships are available to beef industry youth through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. These scholarships are administered through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation in conjunction with the following organizations and individuals. Applications deadlines are noted next to the scholarship names. For questions concerning scholarships, please contact the office at cattle@ohiocattle.org or 614-873-6736.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – Complete the Application Here


Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students who are enrolled in an agricultural program or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university. This scholarship is made possible by the sale of Ohio’s beef specialty license plates. For more information on purchasing beef plates, call the Foundation office at 614-873-6736.


Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students who are enrolled in an agricultural program or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university. This scholarship is made possible by proceeds from the beef putt-putt golf course at the Ohio State Fair.


One $1,000 scholarship is awarded at the Ohio Beef Expo thanks to Saltwell Western Store, owned by Jay and Sally Puzacke, who donate a percentage of sales generated from the official line of clothing sold through Saltwell’s trade show booth at the Ohio Beef Expo.


One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a college student who is enrolled in a two-year or four-year program or a graduating high school senior who plans to attend a college or university majoring in an agricultural or non-agricultural program. This scholarship was created in honor of Noah Cox who passed away in May 2017.


Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students who are enrolled in an agricultural program or a graduating high school senior who plans to study agriculture at a college or university. This scholarship is made possible by the annual Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser.

Source: https://www.ohiocattle.org/foundation/scholarships