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The College of Agriculture & Technology (CoAT) has a number of privately funded scholarships available to students enrolled in a degree plan within our college.  All scholarships are for full-time students with a declared major in Agriculture or Technology and attending the ASU-Jonesboro campus. Criteria for each scholarship are listed below the title.  Privately funded scholarships are administered through our office, not the ASU Financial Aid office.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Deadline for ALL College of Agriculture & Technology privately funded scholarship applications is March 1, 2015 (incoming freshman scholarship applications may be considered after this date).  

Incoming Freshmen (first time college students) should complete the Incoming Freshmen application.  Current ASU-Jonesboro with a declared CoAT major must complete the Current Student Scholarship Application.  Links to the applications are on the left side of this screen.

Note to both Incoming Freshmen and Current ASU Students: You must be a declared major in the College of Agriculture & Technology to qualify for any of these scholarships.

(Please note all of these applications are Adobe files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to be viewed and completed.)

Your application packet must include:

  • Completed application form (applications are fillable online, but you must print and mail it).  Incomplete applications are disqualified.
  • Current transcript (An unofficial transcript is acceptable.)
  • Cover letter (2 page maximum) describing your area of study, goals and ambitions, high school/college leadership and activities, and financial need, if any. Since the requirements for each scholarship is different, please read them carefully and include all requested information.  Failure to include needed information may disqualify you for a scholarship.
  • Once your application packet is ready, deliver it to the Ag Studies office, AG 219 or mail to: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 1080, State University, AR 72467. Application packets are due March 1, 2015.

Available Scholarships

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS

The College of Agriculture & Technology (CoAT) has a number of privately funded scholarships available for students enrolled in a degree plan within our college. All scholarships are for full-time students with a declared major in Agriculture or Technology and attending the ASU-Jonesboro campus.

Academic Performance Scholarship

1. Incoming freshmen
2. Must be a declared Agriculture major in the College of Agriculture & Technology
3. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the first semester to receive the balance of the      scholarship

Alpha Tau Alpha Scholarship

1. Active membership in Alpha Tau Alpha at ASU-Jonesboro and Jr. or Sr. standing
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Active participation in collegiate activities and campus organizations
4. Membership in high school FFA or collegiate FFA
5. Must have regular attendance record at ATA meetings and activities
6. Preference given to attendees of the ATA National Conclave

Arkansas Crop Protection Association Scholarship

1. Junior or Senior standing
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Must be able to attend the Arkansas Crop Management Conference in Little Rock (usually in Jan.)

Arkansas Plant Food Association Scholarship

1. Plant and Soil Science majors only
2. Any classification (Fr, Soph, Jr., or Sr.)
3. 3.0 GPA or higher
4. Must be a resident of Arkansas

Arkansas Seed Dealer Association

1. Junior or Senior AgriBusiness or Plant & Soil Science major
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Preference given to Arkansas resident

Arkansas State Federation of Farm Credit Stockholders Scholarship

1. Sophomore through Senior agriculture majors
2. Minimum 2.75 GPA
3. Must be a resident of Arkansas

Arkansas State Plant Board Scholarship

1. Plant Science major
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Sophomore or higher classification

ASU Museum Garden Club Scholarship

1. Plant Science major with emphasis in Environmental Horticulture
2. Minimum 3.0 GPA
3. Must be a resident of Northeast Arkansas or Southeast Missouri.

George A. Berger Memorial Scholarship

1. Plant Science major preferred
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Student may be any classification

G. Robert Blanchard Agricultural Scholarship

1. Full-time Sophomore or Junior majoring in Agriculture
2. Minimum 2.75 overall GPA
3. Must exhibit academic promise in agriculture and demonstrate potential to complete a degree
4. Campus leadership and activities considered as significant criteria

Craighead County Conservation District Scholarship

1. Must be Jr. or Sr. Agriculture major

Craighead County Master Gardeners Horticulture Scholarship

1. Must be a Plant Science major with a declared emphasis in Environmental Horticulture
2. Min. GPA 2.5

Crop Production Services Endowed Scholarship

1. Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
2. Preference given to students from Northeast Arkansas or boot heel of Missouri
3. Minimum 2.5 GPA
4. Preference given to Plant & Soil Science majors

Bill Edmondson Memorial Scholarship

1. Must be a resident of Lawrence County, Arkansas
2. Preference given to Agriculture majors
3. Minimum 2.5 GPA

Collegiate FFA Scholarship

1. Junior or Senior Agricultural Studies major with an emphasis in Agricultural Education.
2. Must be an active member of the Collegiate FFA for two consecutive semesters.
3. Minimum 2.5 GPA
4. Preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, leadership, and participation in extra-curricular activities.
5. Recipient must be “officially” accepted into the A-State teacher education program.
6. Scholarship to be awarded during recipient’s teaching internship semester.

Katherine E. Franzen Scholarship

1. Must be full-time student from Arkansas County
2. 2nd semester freshmen (ASU-Jonesboro)
3. Minimum 2.5 GPA

College of Agriculture General Freshman Scholarship

1. Must be new first time incoming freshman.
2. First place FFA CDE winner in Jr. or Sr. year of high school* OR
3. Crowley’s Ridge Classic Livestock Show first place winner* OR
3. CoAT Leadership Conference drawing winner OR
4. Highest ACAT Senior exit exam score OR
5. Other awards as designated by CoAT Dean
6. Students who receive the Golightly Incoming Freshman Scholarship are NOT eligible.
7. Students who receive the Chancellor’s Scholarship are NOT eligible.
*FFA CDE and Crowley’s Ridge Classic Livestock Show winners must enroll at ASU-Jonesboro the semester following high school graduation and be a declared major in the College of Agriculture & Technology.

Golightly Agriculture Scholarship

1. Full-time incoming freshman (no more than 12 transferred hours).
2. ACT 23 or above OR upper 12% of high school class with minimum ACT of 19.

Golightly Upper Level Agricultural Scholarship

1. Sophomore or Junior majoring in Agriculture
2. Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
3. Financial need is a major consideration along with a commitment to a career in Agriculture.

Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) Scholarship

1. Jr. or Sr. standing (ANSC majors are not eligible)
2. 2.5 GPA or above
3. Recipient must attend trade show in Brinkley (1st Thursday in Feb.).

Kelsey Hall/Brown Lacy Excellence in Agriculture Memorial Scholarship

1. Junior or Senior Agricultural Business major
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Must be a resident of the state of Arkansas
4. Consideration shall be given on the basis of leadership capabilities, campus and community involvement, and financial need.

Dr. Al Langlois Scholarship

1. Plant Science major with emphasis in Horticulture
2. Any classification
3. Minimum 2.5 GPA
4. Financial need, leadership, and participation in extra-curricular activities considered.

Samuel S. Lipscomb Memorial Scholarship

1. Incoming freshman Agriculture major or student from farm background majoring in any field.
2. ACT 27 or top 5% of high school class, or National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist.
3. Preference given to students from Paragould and Marmaduke trade areas.
4. Financial need considered.
5. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 must be maintained

Little Rock Grain Exchange Scholarship

1. Freshman or Sophomore majoring in Agricultural Business
2. ACT 21 or higher, or rank in upper half of an Arkansas high school graduating class.

Joe McAlister Cache River Valley Seed Scholarship

1. Two awards given to Plant Science majors
2. Minimum 3.0 GPA

Dr. Olen P. Nail Scholarship (Sophomore)

1. Agriculture major
2. Minimum sophomore status with at least 30 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA.
3. Preference given to student who demonstrates financial need.

John H. Neely & Irene N. Neely General Agriculture Scholarship

1. Incoming freshman majoring in Agriculture
2. Preference given to Jonesboro and Western Poinsett county area
3. Minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
4. Consideration of scholastic achievement, citizenship, and financial need.
5. Recipient may NOT also be awarded the Neeley Plant Science Scholarship.

John H. Neely & Irene N. Neely Plant Science Scholarship

1. Incoming freshman majoring in Plant Science.
2. Preference given to Jonesboro and West Poinsett county area
3. Minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
4. Consideration of scholastic achievement, interest in the study of plant science (particularly soybean and rice production) and financial need.
5. Recipient may NOT also be awarded the Neeley General Agriculture Scholarship.

Ruel Nester Scholarship

1. Preference given to a resident of the state of Arkansas
2. Jr. or Sr. Majoring in agronomy, horticulture, entomology, or plant pathology and planning to pursue a career in pest management.
3. GPA, leadership, financial need, and extracurricular activities considered

Bill & Alice Nix Petting Zoo Volunteer Scholarship

1. Recipient selected from student volunteers for the spring or fall Petting Zoo

Jim Sloan Memorial Scholarship

1. Must be a Jr. agriculture major
2. Preference given to students from Northeast Arkansas
3. GPA 3.25 or higher

Sammie V. Wood Continuing Education Scholarship

1. Must be a Graduate student majoring in Agriculture.
2. Must be an Arkansas high school graduate or residing in border counties including areas with reciprocal tuition waivers.