Agriculture students have many scholarship opportunities
Agriculture students have the chance to earn a scholarship that will put all their financial worries in the past
Many of today’s college students graduate with a staggering educational loan debt. Of course, no wants to start their adult life with the scepter of debt looming in the background. Fortunately, students of traditional or distance learning have access to a variety of scholarship opportunities.
If you’re looking to fund your degree program, you can apply for scholarships, grants, sponsorship and other financial aid opportunities that could help minimize the financial blow. You could start by asking at your college if they offer scholarship opportunities, but if you don’t fit in their criteria don’t despair.
You could choose an alternative route – major-specific scholarships. If you’re committed to pursuing a certain field you can have access to a wide range of grants. How do students and society benefit from major-specific scholarships. These are awards are viewed as investments in the future because they offer students incentive to pursue valuable skills.
When students go after a certain major, they focus their studies on gaining specific knowledge and skills and this is rewarded by certain associations. So if you too zeroed in the major you want to pursue, then go ahead and start researching your scholarship options. We can bet you will find a few award opportunities suited to your particular major that will make it easier to pursue education.
For example, students who are enrolled with a degree program in agriculture can apply for Annie’s Homegrown Agriculture scholarship. Students with an interest for improving farming practices and making the process more sustainable.
In order to be eligible to receive the grant, students must be enrolled with either a two-year or four-year college or university in the US. It doesn’t matter whether the student is involved in a distance learning or traditional program. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for this grant provided they are looking to graduate in agriculture.
How will the winners be determined? Well the scholarship is awarded based on an original essay on organic and sustainable agriculture. If you already think you have an idea, you better right it down.
The first prize winner will receive a scholarship of huge proportions – a total of $100,000 will be offered to be used by the awardee for educational expenses. Runners up with also be awarded $2,500 scholarships.
Organic agriculture is a hot field which is developing at fast pace, so if you haven’t chosen a career just yet you might want to look into it, see if it matches your set of skills. Not to mention that if you decide to give organic agriculture a shot, you’ll be able to apply for this generous scholarship which will put all your financial worries behind you.
Remember that most scholarship programs will offer awards in the range of $1,000 – $3,000. So the grant offered by Annie’s is truly unique and worth being taken into consideration. The deadline for this year’s grant has passed, but don’t forget to check back in 2018 and submit your application.